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The Miracle That Is Green Tea

The Miracle That Is Green Tea

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The Miracle That Is Green Tea (OrganicJar) Green tea has been consumed for more than four thousand years and is possibly the closest thing to a miracle drink. It has numerous properties that render it extremely beneficial for the human body and many research studies have shown drinking green tea lowers cholesterol, decreases and inhibits cancer cells, reduces appetite and strengthens the immune system. Here are just some of the many amazing benefits of drinking green tea.
Reduces and Prevents Cancer EGCG, a compound in green tea, inhibits an enzyme required for cancer cell growth and can kill cultured cancer cells with no ill effect on healthy cells. Green tea has been shown to reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and cervical cancer. Reduces Cholesterol Its high concentration of antioxidants help lower LDL cholesterol (bad), raise HDL cholesterol (good) and improve the overall cholesterol ratio. Helps Prevent Heart Disease Properties in green tea are very effective in breaking down plaque on artery walls and preventing the formation of blood clots. This helps prevent atherosclerosis, particularly coronary artery disease. Helps Treat and Prevent Diabetes Polyphenols and polysaccharides found in green tea assist in lowering blood sugar and help prevent the development of type 1 diabetes and slow the progression once it has developed. Weight Loss Regular consumption of green tea helps in boosting fat oxidation and metabolism, by speeding up your body's calorie burning process. Protects Your Skin and Teeth Its antibacterial and antiviral properties help fight skin problems, including acne. Applied directly to the skin (or consumed) it helps block sun triggered skin cancer. It improves your teeth by reducing and preventing decay. It is also a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Protects Your Memory Its large amount of antioxidants fight the free radical damage to brain nerves seen in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Don't forget that green tea must be consumed only when it is freshly brewed, otherwise most of its therapeutic properties and nutritional values will be lost. That's why bottled green tea is considered to have very little amount of therapeutic resources. Generally, green tea must be steeped for about 3-4 minutes and adding a squeeze of lemon helps keep the nutritional properties from breaking down too fast. Try some green tea for your health! Source: greenteahealthbenefit.info umm.edu revolutiontea.com

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  1. NO NO NO NO! Green tea is NOT good for you! The heavy amounts of fluoride overtake the EGCG’s! Do NOT drink green tea!
    Green tea in particular is heavily promoted as being a very healthy beverage because of the anti-oxidants it contains. But it turns out that the fluoride levels in tea are higher than the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)set for fluoride in drinking water, which is 1mg/L. Double-blind studies exist proving the adverse health affects of fluoride at the level of 1ppm in water, and there are no studies documenting safety of ingesting fluoride at any level. No studies seem to exist investigating the effects of fluorides on the anti-oxidants in green tea, although other studies involving antioxidants show that they are adversely affected by fluoride. A 6oz cup of green or black tea seems to contain between 1.3 and 7.8mg/L of fluoride, so possibly as much as 8 times the suggested safe dose, and I’m sure I’m not the only one that has more than one cup of tea per day.

    Fluoride may be a big culprit in hypothyroid (sluggish thyroid), as fluoride has a bigger affinity to the iodine receptor than iodine does, and the thyroid needs iodine to function properly. Fluoride was in fact used in several countries to treat an overactive thyroid because it was so good at reducing thyroid function. With so many people suffering from problems of hypothyroid, many being undiagnosed, one can wonder how much of the problem can be related to tea and fluoridated water consumption. Fluoride’s affect on the thyroid go way beyond blocking iodine, and are far too numerous to account for here. If dental fluorosis is present, hypothyroid is a given. Yikes! This is serious stuff!!

    Dean Burk, who was Chief Chemist at the National Cancer Institute for several decades, said that “no chemical causes as much cancer, and faster, than fluorides”, and fluoride is particularly problematic in uterine and bone cancers. Fluoride also tends to soften bones and make them brittle, playing a role in osteoporosis. Dental fluorosis or a mottling of the teeth is the first obvious sign of fluoride poisoning, and if there is dental fluorosis, there are hypothyroid problems, and probably skeletal fluorosis as well. Tea also frequently contains aluminum, and fluoride and aluminum together are even more problematic, creating renal and neurological problems, including possibly Alzheimers (aluminum fluoride which turns into aluminum oxide).

    Chinese teas seem to have more fluoride in them than Indian, oolong and Ceylon teas, decaf teas have much higher levels of fluoride than caffeinated teas, and instant teas are full of fluoride too. Black teas have more fluoride than green, and longer brewing times increase the fluoride content. The higher the grade of tea, the less the fluoride, so in other words the expensive stuff really is better. In fact one study suggested that measuring fluoride content would be a good way to evaluate the quality of the tea. But even high quality tea has a fair bit of fluoride in it, so what are tea lovers to do?? Body Ecology makes black and green tea extracts that are fluoride and caffeine free. I guess that’s where I’ll be getting my tea from now on … If you want more detailed information on this topic, I highly recommend this article by Andreas Schulds on Dr. Mercola’s website. The book The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson is also a good read.

    From Vreni Gurd wellness tips ezine

  2. I much prefer matcha green tea over dried green tea bags. Rather than seeping the dried leaves, the leaves are ground into a fine powder to make matcha and so the entire leaf is ingested. This provides significant greater benefits from the leaves. I buy from matchasource.com and have no affiliation.

    Be well, Carla aka OneHealthyGirl.com

  3. Carla I agree with you, consuming the leaves does provide significantly greater health benefits. I usually buy loose leaf tea, and depending on the type, I’ll drink the tea with the leaves in it. I’ve heard many of my friends mention matcha but have yet to try it. Becuase of your comment, I’ll try some this weekend and check out your site recommendation. Thanks!

  4. I like Green Tea, but don’t consume very much.. I actually prefer non-green type teas, like the ones sold at Traditional Medicinals, especially their “Good Mood” tea, it’s a fantastic tasty blend, very calming.

    One word of caution, the fluoride content in green tea can be extremely high. This has kept me from enjoying much tea simply because I know the destructive, brain damaging effects of fluoride. The way to mitigate most of this would be to make sure you use only fresh, young tea leaves, and don’t steep it in a pot for more than 1 minute. Also it is recommending one consume no more than 3 cups a day.

  5. I have received a lot of emails telling me about the fluoride in green tea. I had no idea. I’m trying to do a bunch of research on it. I do buy very good, organic loose leaf green tea, but I drink about 3 cups a day. Any more info on green tea and fluoride would be great.

  6. How about Yerba Mate tea; I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about it lately. Does anyone recommend it or have and pros and cons about its use?

  7. All other teas, like Yerba Mate seem to not have the fluoride content that green tea has.

    I wouldn’t be overly concerned with fluoride in it unless you are consuming a lot of poor quality tea and letting it steep for 5-10 minutes.

    But then again, there are alternatives to pure green tea that have some very nice health benefits without the fluoride!

  8. Loved your insight!! For once someone got everything correct!! Would you mind if I put a blogroll link back to your post? :)

  9. I love organic loose leaf green tea. Had no idea it had so many health benefits. thanks for sharing! Great blog!

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  11. the antioxidants in green tea really helps prevent cancer and some other forms of tumors..~~

  12. what is the beat black or green tea to drink with the least health risk and who sells it-john

  13. If you ask me, the best way is to drink Japan teas like sencha, macha…

  14. Loose leaf green or black tea is best, as is authentic, stone ground Japanese matcha. Even better if it’s organic. The great thing about matcha is that you actually drink the tea leaves, giving you many times the amount of nutrients that you get with steeping. I personally am not too concerned with fluoride, especially since I don’t drink tap water.

    Cheers! from lisa at Three Tree Tea.com

  15. Using this product reduces the risk of cancer by a great deal.

  16. Interesting blog, I’m happy I wandered here through my friend’s blog Going to need to add this one to
    the list :D

  17. I always take yerba mate tea for the overall health of my body, Yerba mate tastes good too. ,”`.,

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