Many people enjoy green tea with Japanese cuisine. The light flavor and freshness of the green tea seems to enhance the flavors of the meal replica gucci handbags and stimulate the appetite. What you may not know is that green tea has a lot of health benefits as well.
Here is some interesting information and links to more articles about green tea and the many benefits that the Western medical community is just discovering. This information was found at www.japanesegreenteaonline.com.
Green Tea and Health
There are four primary polyphenols in green tea and they are often collectively referred to as catechins. Catechins are powerful antioxidants that have been shown in numerous studies to fight viruses, slow aging, and have a beneficial effect on health. Clinical tests have shown that catechins destroy free radicals and have far reaching curative effects on the entire body.
Antioxidants are substances that protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules and fragments of molecules that can damage the body at the cellular level leaving the body susceptible to cancer, heart disease, and many other degenerative diseases. Recent studies have shown that there is a synergy between all of the components of green tea Replica Handbags and these combined properties account for its myriad health benefits. This is why many scientists now believe it is better to drink brewed green tea than to take catechin supplement pills. Green tea contains much larger quantities of catechins and vitamins than black tea because black tea leaves are fermented.
Green tea is manufactured from fresh, unfermented tea leaves. Vitamins found in varying amounts in green tea are vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin D, vitamin K, and the caratenoids (beta carotene and the related compounds). Green tea also contains small amounts of a wide variety of minerals, notably manganese and selenium. Green tea contains fluoride - the mineral well known for hardening tooth enamel and fighting cavities and gingivitis.
Green Tea and Cholesterol Levels
Consumption of green tea has been shown to have a direct effect on cholesterol levels. A study in which 1,371 Japanese men over the age of 40 were interviewed about their diets and lifestyles discovered that the consumption of green tea had lowered their cholesterol levels. The men who drank ten or more Japanese cups (about 3 western-size cups) of green tea daily had lower cholesterol levels than those who did not. Green tea also causes carbohydrates to be released slowly, replica omega watches preventing sharp increases in blood-insulin levels. This promotes the burning of fat.
Green Tea and Cancer
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