GREEN TEA: The Secret For A Healthy Life
Green tea is a traditional Chinese beverage, being prepared from the plant Camellia Sinensis. Green tea, unlike other teas, is not fermented, the young tea leaves are lightly steamed before dried. Streaming inactivates the enzymes (polyphenol oxides and peroxides) thus preserving the polyphenols, the active constituents in the herb.
Secrets of Green Tea
Green tea is one of the world’s richest source of antioxidants. One of the main antioxidants found in green tea (EGCG) has been found to be 100 times more effective than Vitamin C and 25 times than Vitamin E.
Green Tea vs Cancer
Green Tea polyphenols strongly inhibit tumor cells DNA synthesis and peroxide radical generation. Besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
Green Tea vs Diabetes
Green tea polyphenols inhibit amylase and sucrase, so the starch is broken down more slowly and thereby the blood glucose level is decreased. it may also reduce the intestinal absorption of glucose and is found to enhance the insulin activity.
Green Tea vs Heart
Green tea plays a role in reducing the negative effects of bad cholesterol, lowering triglyceride levels, and increasing the production o good cholesterol, thus improving the LDL-HDL cholesterol ratio.
Green Tea vs Arthritis
Green tea protects the joints against cartilage breakdown and reduces inflammation thereby preventing arthritis.
Green Tea vs Obesity
Green Tea could help weight loss by increasing the metabolic rate, speed up fat oxidation and by preventing the digestion of carbohydrates.
Green Tea vs Ageing
Green Tea may delay ageing by preventing the accumulation of free radicals and the resultant damage to the DNA and by enhancing the immunity.
Green Tea vs Teeth
Green tea with its fluoride content helps prevent tooth decay and fight cavities by inhibiting the growth of oral bacteria.
Green Tea as a Beauty Aid
Green Tea on the topical application may protect the skin against the damage caused by ultraviolet rays and also act as a skin rejuvenant.
4-5 cups of green tea per day with its immense antioxidants and anti ageing properties could help to safe guard you from several diseases.
- Do not boil the tea leaves in water.
- Pour the freshly boiled water into a teapot. The water should be hot (80 degrees to 90 degrees Celsius) NOT VERY HOT before adding the tea leaves.
- Infuse for two minutes only other wise the tea may taste bitter. Strain and Serve.
- Do not add milk.
- If you prefer, sweeten with sugar or honey.
ITEMS – ANTIOXIDANTS CAPACITY
Green Tea – 840 (+-) 30
Spinach – 129 (+-) 6
Beets – 81 (+-) 25
Leaf Lettuce – 49 (+-) 7
Cauliflower – 46 (+-) 11
Garlic – 46 (+-) 9
Onion – 40 (+-) 2
Cabbage – 32 (+-) 2
Carrot – 26 (+-) 8
Corn – 22 (+-) 4
Potato – 15 (+-) 5
Cucumber – 15 (+-) 2