Thursday, July 12, 2012

Green Tea

I LOVE GREEN TEA!



Facts about Green Tea and why you should drink 2-5 cups of it everyday!

Weight Loss. 
Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.

Diabetes. 
Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.

Heart Disease.
Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.

Esophageal Cancer. 
It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.

Cholesterol.
Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 
It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.

Tooth Decay. 
Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions

Blood Pressure. 
Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

Depression. 
Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.

Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. 
Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.

Skincare. 
Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.

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15 comments:

  1. What about Pokka Green Tea?
    Best drink hot or cold?

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    1. pokka green tea has too much sugar. it's different! referring to those tea bag ones, no sugar, drink it hot.

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  2. Hi Tammy, can I know what is the best time to drink green tea? Is it ok to drink in the morning before heading to school which is around 715 and in the after afternoon and after dinner time? Is it ok to be drank in cold water? like adding ice to the green tea? because I want to increase my metabolism so badly. Thanks for sharing Tammy, appreciated! Sorry if this question is too long. :(

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    1. Drink one cup in the morning, another cup in the afternoon. preferably not after dinner as it contains caffeine. drink it everyday! i used to hate it cus it's bitter, but then now I'm in LOVE with it. :)

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  3. hi , may i know which brand is good? i mean green tea :)

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    1. i buy twinings! i think any brand also can though?

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  4. Hi Tammy! Green tea without sugar is so awful! Hah. After seeing this post, I'm gonna give green tea a second try! Haha.

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  5. Oh no Tammy!! Will the new collection's shorts be found at the boutique? Was really looking forward to seeing it when I went there today to try it!! x_x

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  6. haha ok! thanks tammy, thanks for sharing. your information has totally been the greatest help ever! if you didn't blog about the facts of green tea and green tea can actually help in weight lost/increase metabolism up to now i won't be drinking green tea at all! big thanks once again. anyway, make up tutorial soon? luv reading your blog, love you!

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  7. Hi, http://www.livestrong.com/article/439978-what-are-the-side-effects-of-drinking-tea/

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    1. everything has its pros and cons!

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  8. yayys! I love drinking warm japanese green tea too. it feels so healthy (:

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  9. Thanks for sharing, Tammy! But wow, 2-5 cups?! I'm sure too much of something is not that good.
    I've also come across this website, thought you gals and guys might be interested ;) http://greenteadoeswonders.blogspot.com

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