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The Informer
3rd March 2011, 01:11 AM
Green tea is one of the most popular beverages among all age groups. It’s also knows as a Chinese medicine, which helps for treating depression as well as headache. During the whole processing it goes through very minimum oxidant. This lime yellow coloured refreshing tea is always a good option to get some relief from your day long stresses. Some valuable nutritional benefits of green tea are follows:

• Green tea is a good supplier of vitamins like B, B5, H, K, A, C, E & D. It’s also quite popular for carrying good amount of fluoride as well as amino acids, folic acid & protein.

• It also completes the mineral necessity by supplying sodium, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese & little bit of copper.

• It’s able to increase the metabolic rate along with fat oxidation, which in turn is quit beneficial for losing some weight.

• Green tea is known as a completely fat free beverage. It’s totally free from trans-fat as well as monounsaturated, saturated & polyunsaturated fat.

• Green tea is quite beneficial for lowering down your whole process of aging because it contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) as well as catechin polyphenols. EGCG is also quite helpful for reducing your bad cholesterol level as well as to avert the development of cancer cells.

• Research shows that people going through chemotherapy can overcome the nausea by consuming the green tea. It also helps them to feel fresh.

• For people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, green tea has been found to be quite beneficial for them. It also helps you to make your immune system strong.

• Green tea is a rich supplier of fluorides, which is beneficial for fighting tooth decay as well as cavities.

• Because green tea is a rich supplier of folic acid, doctors recommend green tea for expecting women.

• Various studies revealed that people with Alzheimer’s can get some relief once they begin consuming green tea.

• The presence of amino acid makes the green tea more beneficial for its tissue repairing quality. It’s also quite helpful for manufacturing bile acids, several essential enzymes, antibodies, hormones, haemoglobin etc.

8th March 2011, 12:36 PM
(CNN) -- Studies suggest that tea -- especially green tea -- provides
healthy benefits.

Green tea leaves are the least processed and have lower levels of
caffeine than other types of tea. The leaves contain high-level
antioxidants thought to fight different types of cancer and also
protect the heart by relaxing blood vessels, which prevents blood

Other studies suggest tea increases bone density, therefore reducing
the risk of fractures from osteoporosis.

24th March 2011, 11:54 AM
Hi Informer,
Latest research have showed that green tea can even help in dieters.
Green tea is also effective in curing alzheimer’s and parkinson’s diseases.

Abena J
26th March 2011, 03:07 AM
Hi Informer,
Latest research have showed that green tea can even help in dieters.
Green tea is also effective in curing alzheimer’s and parkinson’s diseases.

Cure? There is not a cure for either Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease of which I am aware. Did you mean to say that green tea can slow the progression of those diseases? :confused:

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
26th March 2011, 04:24 PM
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a study at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Researchers found that men who were given a combination of caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories than those given only caffeine or a placebo.

Green tea can even help prevent tooth decay! Just as its bacteria-destroying abilities can help prevent food poisoning, it can also kill the bacteria that causes dental plaque.

As we hear about all the benefits of green tea there is one known side effect- Insomnia, due to the fact that it contains caffeine. However, green tea contains less caffeine than coffee: there are approximately thirty to sixty mg. of caffeine in six - eight ounces of tea, compared to over one-hundred mg. in eight ounces of coffee.


Fashion Yaa
29th March 2011, 04:50 AM
I have a patient going through chemo that swears by this tea.

On a personal note Please be wary of teas not approved by the FDA or some type of control board, one time in undergrad I took to drinking tea purchased from a small store, much to my chagrin I ended up having a excess hair growth on my body even though I lost weight, I believe it was labled "red tea" wte that is.

but Green Tea Rocks!!!