The healthful Benefits of Green tea

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    Jan 05, 2016 8:11 AM GMT
    Awhile back I was looking into a nice beverage that I could feel good about drinking. I started drinking freshly brewed green tea and it really made a difference in my overall general health and I can chill with others in hip places.....lol
    I also use a super concentrated powder that I add to my fruit/protein smoothies. It has some amazing anti cancer properties and is extremely nutritious.

    9 Reasons to Drink Green Tea Daily

    Have you been wondering “what’s all the fuss about green tea?” Now you can stop wondering and start drinking…green tea, that is. This flavorful beverage offers many health benefits to anyone who drinks it regularly. Green tea contains a potent plant nutrient known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, for short. But don’t fret, you don’t have to keep track of its chemical name to reap the health benefits. Here are 9 reasons to start drinking green tea or continue drinking it if you’re already hooked.

    1. Green tea is a superb fat fighter. Its active ingredient, EGCG, increases the rate at which fat is burned in your body.

    2. It targets belly fat. Research at Tufts University indicates that EGCG in green tea, like other catechins, activate fat-burning genes in the abdomen to speed weight loss by 77 percent


    3. It keeps energy stable by balancing blood sugar levels. EGCG improves insulin use in the body to prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes that can result in fatigue, irritability, and cravings for unhealthy foods.

    4. Research shows it may be helpful against lung cancer. In an April 2010 study published in Cancer Prevention Research, EGCG was found to suppress lung cancer cell growth.

    5. It may halt colorectal cancer. In numerous other studies, EGCG appears to inhibit colorectal cancers.

    6. In research it appears to cause prostate cancer cells to commit suicide. A March 2010 study in Cancer Science indicated that EGCG aids the body by causing prostate cancer cells to commit suicide.

    7. It may prevent skin damage and wrinkling. EGCG appears to be 200 times more powerful than vitamin E at destroying skin-damaging free radicals. Free radicals react with healthy cells in the body, causing damage so lessening their numbers may help reduce wrinkling and other signs of aging.

    8. It contains a potent antioxidant that kills free radicals. Because it is a potent antioxidant it can positively impact a lot more than skin cells. Free radicals are increasingly linked to many serious chronic illnesses like arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.

    9. It tastes good. If you’re not wild about the flavor, try a few different kinds. Try it iced or hot. Add some of the natural herb stevia to sweeten it if you want a sweeter drink. I wasn’t crazy about green tea the first few times I tried it, but now I love it with a fresh squeeze of lemon and a few drops of stevia over ice–et voila! Green tea lemonade. Mmmmm.

    Reap the Rewards
    Add one or two teaspoons of green tea leaves to a cup of boiling water, preferably in a tea strainer. Let steep for five minutes. Pour over ice if you prefer a cold beverage. Most experts recommend three cups daily. And, don’t worry it contains a lot less caffeine than coffee or black tea.


    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-reasons-to-drink-green-tea-daily.html#ixzz3wM5zYbxo
  • Wendigo9

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    Jan 05, 2016 11:36 AM GMT
    I have to agree on most of these facts, and I am pretty much living proof of it. I've been drinking green tea since I was 11, and still get ID'd going to liqour/stag stores and casinos, lol.
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    Jan 05, 2016 12:19 PM GMT
    Yeah it's pretty good stuff. I remember when it sounded like some kind of bizarre thing to drink, before it got all trendy.
  • rocketfish229

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    Jan 05, 2016 1:10 PM GMT
    Does a green tea Frappuccino count?
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    Jan 05, 2016 1:31 PM GMT
    I hate the taste.What are the alternatives?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 05, 2016 2:08 PM GMT
    I like Macha Green tea powder. For those who don't like the taste, try adding a little vanilla flavored soy or coconut creamer

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/8-wonders-of-matcha-green-tea.html
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    Jan 05, 2016 3:23 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI like Macha Green tea powder. For those who don't like the taste, try adding a little vanilla flavored soy or coconut creamer

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/8-wonders-of-matcha-green-tea.html


    Matcha is a good addition to protein shakes or smoothies.
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    Jan 05, 2016 4:45 PM GMT
    javelin7 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI like Macha Green tea powder. For those who don't like the taste, try adding a little vanilla flavored soy or coconut creamer

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/8-wonders-of-matcha-green-tea.html


    Matcha is a good addition to protein shakes or smoothies.

    I cut it 1-1 with Five Roses tea, about the best Ceylonese black/orange pekoe tea on the mass market, w/ a touch of honey or sugar. Good stuff!
  • tj85016

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    Jan 05, 2016 5:55 PM GMT
    Mate, or Yerba Mate (the "South American green tea") is also really good

    Trader Joe's carries decent Mate
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    Jan 05, 2016 7:29 PM GMT
    Yeah, I am used to it now, kind of like flavored water, but I buy in bulk and this plastic container is recyclable icon_razz.gif


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    Jan 05, 2016 9:11 PM GMT
    I drink green tea all the time.
  • OhioJock

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    Jan 06, 2016 6:10 PM GMT
    It also helps with controlling blood pressure
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    Jan 07, 2016 4:37 AM GMT
    Re #6: Is there a way we could setup a suicide hotline to help these suicidal prostate cancer cells so they don't inflict so much pain on their family and friends?
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    Jan 07, 2016 4:38 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI drink green tea all the time.
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  • eM_Jay

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    Jan 07, 2016 9:15 AM GMT
    I'm closer to green tea than i am to some people...icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 08, 2016 12:40 AM GMT
    Which kind do u use/buy?
  • rdberg1957

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    Jan 09, 2016 11:37 AM GMT
    A family friend of ours had a son my age who grew up to become a potter. He makes great dishes and mugs. For Christmas, he gave me a ceramic mug. Ever since, I have been drinking green tea. I no longer eat breakfast in the morning. I still eat three meals per day. I just eat my first meal at noon. Drinking hot green tea seems to curb my appetite. I have lost 10 lbs so far and thoroughly enjoy drinking tea most every morning