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Green Tea

EGCG stands for epigallocatechin gallate. It’s a chemical substance found in green tea, and is considered to be responsible for most of the healthy benefits associated with green tea. In particular, EGCG is a polyphenol, which helps with the production of certain proteins and alkaloids.

Higher consumption of green tea was associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment.

Green tea polyphenols reduce the severity of liver injury in association with lower concentrations of lipid peroxidation and proinflammatory nitric oxide–generated mediators. Green tea polyphenols can be a useful supplement in the treatment of liver disease and should be considered for liver conditions in which proinflammatory and oxidant stress responses are dominant. Link

A group of researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Japan have published the result of an important study in Stroke, the Journal of the American Heart Association that explains how drinking green tea on a regular basis is associated with a dramatically reduced risk of stroke. Lead study author, Dr. Yoshihiro Kokubo commented “The regular action of drinking green tea daily is a benefit in preventing stroke… if you cannot readily improve your lifestyle, try to prevent stroke by drinking green tea every day.”

British researchers have scientifically proven that broccoli, turmeric, green tea and pomegranate help fight the most common cancer in men in the United States and the United Kingdom – prostate cancer.

If you are a type 2 diabetic, you can also get profits from green tea. Actually, in one study conducted from Human Nutrition Research Centre at Tufts University, 8 type 2 diabetic patients were advised to drink 6 cups of tea a day for eight consecutive weeks. At the end of the study, it was noticed a reduction in their blood sugar levels by 15 to 20 percent.

A study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology, uncovered yet another benefit of green tea consumption. Researchers found that routine intake of green tea may also help promote healthy teeth and gums. The study analyzed the periodontal health of 940 men, and found that those who regularly drank green tea had superior periodontal health than subjects that consumed less green tea.

Antioxidants contained in tea can help to prevent arthritis. The antioxidants block the enzymes which attack and destroy the bones. For those people who already have arthritis, drinking green tea can help to lessen the effects, and make the condition less painful.

Green tea can help to stop the growth and spread of cells that cause cancer. Research has also suggested that because Japan has a comparatively low rate of cancer, it could be down to drinking tea.

Green tea is like regular black tea and it comes from leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant.

Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression

Green tea has been used for stomach disorders, vomiting, diarrhea, to prevent dental cavities, to lower cholesterol levels, as an antioxidant and to reduce cancer.

Has been used as a stimulant.

Green tea has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of green tea may not be known.

There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for green tea or simular compounds.

There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs.

Green tea and other supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination and improve quality.

Before taking green tea, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have allergies (especially to plants), have any medical condition, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Green tea may not be recommended in some situations.

Green tea contains a large amount of caffeine.

Green tea contains a large amount of caffeine, however less than coffee and may cause restlessness, sleep disorders, and other effects in breast-feeding infants.

Green tea metabolism has been proven in the study carried out by University of Geneva. Subjects who were given green tea extract (EGCG and caffeine) experienced a 4% increase in 24-hour energy expenditure. When they took an amount of caffeine equivalent to that in the green tea extract, there was no effect on energy expenditure. Since thermogenesis contributes to daily energy expenditure, the 4% increase in 24-hour energy expenditure due to green tea extract would translate to a 35-43% increase in thermogenesis or metabolism. From the findings, the researchers concluded that ingestion of green tea extract boosted metabolism (thermogenesis) and fat oxidation. Thus, green tea metabolism can potentially promote weight loss.

Kathleen Zelman, RD, an Atlanta-based nutritional consultant and spokesperson for the American Dietetics Association, tells WebMD that she was “not very impressed”( with the Geneva) with the study because of the small number of patients and because the calorie losses were “not enough to make a difference in the life of an obese person.” However, “anything we can do to boost metabolism [without using drugs] is wonderful.”

Green tea carries catechin polyphenols which can help delay the reaction of gastric and pancreatic lipases, which are enzymes responsible for converting calories into fats

Green tea nutritional facts – 100 ml Amount per Serving
Calories 2
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg
Potassium 27mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin C 6mg
Calcium 3mg
Iron 0.2mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.05mg
Niacin (B3) 0.2mg
Vitamin B6 0.01mg
Folic Acid (Folate) 16ƒÊg
Magnesium 2mg
Panthothenic Acid 0.04mg
Copper 0.01mg
Manganese 0.31mg
Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 0.0%
Carbs 40.0%
Protein 40.0%



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