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Green tea

Posted: February 23, 2012 in GREEN, healthy diet
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The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. In her book Green Tea: The Natural Secret for a Healthier Life, Nadine Taylor states that green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years.

Do you know that Green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years? It mainly functions to treat everything from headaches to depression!

In modern age, scientific research is providing a hard evidence for the health benefits long associated with drinking Green Tea.

There is an example of an epidemiological study states that drinking green tea can reduced the risk getting esophageal cancer in Chinese man and woman about 60%.

Recently, researchers from University of Purdue says that “Green tea contain a compound that can inhibits the growth if cancer cells.

Beside, research also indicating that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.


About Green Tea

Leaves of Camellia sinensis undergoes minimal oxidation during process will produce green tea. China was the first place to produce Green Tea and slowly associated in the cultures throughout Asia and it has recently become more widespread in the West, where black tea is traditionally consumed.

Green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting that regular green tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and certain types of cancer.

Although green tea does not raise the metabolic rate enough to produce immediate weight loss, a green tea extract containing polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate 4% without increasing the heart rate.

The mean content of flavonoids in a cup of green tea is higher than that in the same volume of other food and drink items that are traditionally considered of health contributing nature, including fresh fruits, vegetable juices or wine.

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals in most plant products that are responsible for such health effects as anti-oxidative and anti-carcinogenic functions.

However, based on the same USDA survey, the content of flavonoids may vary dramatically amongst different tea products.

The naming of green tea because after  infused leaves look greener than the dry leaves.