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Green Tea

Green tea is one of the most studied and evaluated herb and reported to have powerful affects on promoting good health. At the same time teas with tannins and caffiene are considered by some to be deterious to health. There are wonderful and important compounds in green tea called proanthocyanidins and catchitens. A process to extract them produces what is referred to as EGCg. see report 3. If you are concerned with caffiene and tannins consider using the extracted EGCg from green tea.

The Green is reported to help reverse Metabolic Stress thus aids in diabetes. It is also known to reverse the hospital super bug called Marsha

Green tea and black tea are from the same leaf or plant. Black tea is fermented and sun rotted untill it turns black. This rotting process destroys all antioxidants changing them to oxidants and micro toxins, moulds and fungus. Green tea is fresh with all the antioxidants in an active state. It is a no brainer to realize that black tea is full of toxic compounds whereas green tea in its fresh or natural state is full of healthy compounds.

Mormons and green tea

1. "The potential role of green tea catechins in the prevention of the metabolic syndrome - a review. Thielecke F, Boschmann M. DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., New Business Development, Human Nutrition and Health, P.O. Box 2676, Bldg. 241/965, 4002 Basel, CH, Switzerland.

The metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents an emerging health burden for governments and health care providers. Particularly relevant for prevention and early management of MetS are lifestyle conditions including physical activity and the diet. It has been shown that green tea, when consumed on a daily basis, supports health. Many of the beneficial effects of green tea are related to its catechin, particularly (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), content. There is conclusive evidence from in vitro and animal studies which provide the concepts for underlying functional mechanisms of green tea catechins and their biological actions. An increasing number of human studies have explored the effects of green tea catechins on the major MetS conditions such as obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the human studies addressing the potential benefits of green tea catechins on the MetS. The number of human studies in this field is still limited. However, the majority of human epidemiological and intervention studies demonstrate beneficial effects of green tea or green tea extracts, rich in EGCG on weight management, glucose control and cardiovascular risk factors. The optimal dose has not yet been established. The current body of evidence in humans warrants further attention. In particular, well-controlled long-term human studies would help to fully understand the protective effects of green tea catechins on parameters related to the MetS." PMID: 19147161 PMID: 19147161

2. "There are three main varieties of tea -- green, black, and oolong. The difference between the teas is in their processing. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals."

3. "Redox chemistry of green tea polyphenols: therapeutic benefits in neurodegenerative diseases..We review the redox responsiveness and amyloid protein perturbation biophysical properties of the major green tea polyphenol constituent (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate [EGCG]."

4. Ingrediants of Green Tea

  1. Tannins (Catechins) Tannins give green tea its astringent flavour. They have antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and also act as detoxicants. Related products: Matcha(Koicha), Gyokuro
  2. Caffeine A bitter ingredient. While a stimulant, the caffeine in green tea also acts to relieve stress. Related products: Gyokuro, Matcha(Koicha) B Vitamins
  3. Green tea contains B1, B2, niacin and pantothenic acid. B vitamins aid carbohydrate metabolism. They also promote secretion of digestive fluids and protect the mucous membranes. Related products: Yame-cha(Sencha), Ureshino-cha(Tama-ryokuch)
    Vitamin C
  4. Green tea contains large amounts of vitamin C, which is resistant to heat. Five or six cups of green tea a day provides the body with all the vitamin C it needs. Vitamin C also prevents the formation of melanin, inhibits oxidation, and increases the body's resistance to disease. Related products: Gyokuro, Matcha(Koicha) Vitamin E\
  5. Green tea contains chemical compounds called tocopherols (more commonly known as Vitamin E), which are thought to have anti-aging properties. Related products: Powdered tea, Matcha Green tea with sugar.
  6. Theanine An amino acid that produces an umami taste. The better the tea, the more theanine it contains. Related products: Gyokuro No.1, Gyokuro No.2 Plant pigments
  7. Among others, green tea contains green chlorophyll and yellow flavone compounds.
  8. Alkalinity Green tea contains potassium, calcium, zinc, nickel, and molybdenum.
  9. Fluorine Green tea contains the most fluorine of any food or drink. Related products: Tenka-ichi(Sencha), Sencha-Konacha

4. Benefits of Green Tea

  1. Health maintenance: When the body is healthy, blood is mildly alkaline. Drinking green tea as part of a daily diet of meat, fish, rice, and other acidic foods, can balance diet, maintain health and keep the body functioning smoothly.
  2. Hangovers: The caffeine in green tea stimulates the central nervous system, improving alertness and also acting as a cardiotonic diuretic, which quickly expels alcohol from the body. Green tea can mitigate the affects of a hangover, with vitamin C working to strengthen the liver, which facilitates the breakdown of alcohol.
  3. Prevention of lifestyle diseases: Eating excessive amounts of animal fats causes blood cholesterol levels to rise, which can lead to high blood pressure and other lifestyle diseases. The tannins in green tea suppress increases in bad cholesterol and are effective in preventing these kinds of diseases.
  4. Relieving constipation: Drinking green tea on a daily basis can help to relieve chronic and habitual constipation, by activating the small intestine, encouraging regular bowel movements. Related products: Powdered tea.
  5. Relieving fatigue: The caffeine in green tea acts on the central nervous system to improve cognitive ability, and relieve nervous tension and stress. It also stimulates cardiac action, improving cardiac function, and increasing blood in the kidneys, which promotes urination.
  6. Relieving bad breath and preventing cavities: Tannins in green tea help to prevent germs from multiplying and prevent bad odors. Fluorine has been proven to create teeth that are resistant to cavities.
  7. Preventing cancer: There is a great number of research which suggests that the combined effects of Tannins, saponins, and other mutation suppressants may prevent cancer. It is also known that incidence of death from stomach cancer is lower in green tea producing areas.
  8. Reducing the affects of smoking: Cigarette smoke lowers the amount of vitamin C in the blood and the nicotine it contains adversely affects circulation. The Tannins and vitamin C in green tea reduce these harmful effects.
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