Green Tea

  • sfboy987

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    May 18, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    How often is it recommended to drink green tea? I'm tryng to lose body fat and I hear green tea is super healthy, but I don't want to drink to much of the stuff cause I also know it can stain your teeth.
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    May 18, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    "Most of the research showing the health benefits of green tea is based on the amount of green tea typically consumed in Asian countries-about 3 cups per day (which would provide 240-320 mg of polyphenols). Just one cup of green tea supplies 20-35 mg of EGCG, which has the highest antioxidant activity of all the green tea catechins."

    Read the whole article on Green Tea

    I knew black tea stained your teeth. I wasnt aware that green tea was much of a problem.

  • jrs1

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    May 18, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    http://www.green-tea-expert.com/

    http://www.benefitsofgreentea.info/
  • Timbales

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    May 18, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    I have not had any issues with my teeth being stained from drinking green tea. They are much whiter now than they were when I was a coffee and cola drinker.
  • metta

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    May 18, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    I LOVE the jasmine green tea.... yum!!!!
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    May 18, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    ok sooo...Green tea is good through out the day, it is benficail for your teeth, I heard you should drink it after meals...but drinking oolong tea is good, too cause it takes out those sat fats you store in your body. Also, a Mate tea is good to curb your appetite. Lastly, drinking a tea with puh-er is good cause it makes you poop regularly.


    I work at a Tea place now, it kinda sucks cuz it is retail, but hey free tea...don't worry trying to find a new job.
  • sfboy987

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    May 18, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    Alright I think one cup a day is ok then? Does it matter which green tea I drink? I have to admit I do not think green tea is tasty, but I can suck it up and get used to it.
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    May 18, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    I used to know a guy who drank 8-12 glasses a day, hot and cold.

    He was totally ripped.

    It probably had nothing to do with the tea. icon_wink.gif
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    May 18, 2009 11:00 PM GMT
    Green, Oolong, White and Mate can help. Oolong is often known as "weight loss" tea because it helps burn fat in the body. Oolong is very popular with dinner in Chinese restaurants . White assists in detoxifying your body and aids in metabolism. Mate is an appetite suppressant and great for energy. Oh, I almost forgot Matcha.I t's the healthiest of all teas because you ingest the whole leaf. It has 10-15 times the antioxidants (catechins and polyphenols) than regular green tea, 2 times more antioxidants than red wine, approximately 9 times more beta-carotene than spinach, and 4 times that of carrots, plus higher concentrations of vitamins. I put matcha in my smoothies in the morning. Beware...it has a super strong green tea flavor and will definitely give you a tea buzz :icon_eek.gif
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    May 19, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    oops...I repeated what Franko85 said. Definitely go for loose leaf tea. Look local and if you can't find a store then I recommend Teavana. I am obsessed with tea now because of them.

    oh and about the stained teeth...buy some crest white strips icon_biggrin.gif

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    May 20, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    It's Green Tea with Ginseng and honey for me! icon_smile.gif
  • vacyclist

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    May 20, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    I drink lots of green tea, love the stuff. Doesn't seem to have discolored my teeth. Think I'll make another cup....
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    May 20, 2009 6:03 PM GMT
    I drink about 4-6 cups a day! love it!
  • fitdude62

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    May 20, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    You can check out this green tea too. Lots of great info on the site.

    http://www.mygrenx.com/perfectfitwc
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    May 21, 2009 1:12 AM GMT
    I like green tea. I usually get the Yamamotoyama brand. The tea packets are sealed in aluminum foil, so they stay fresher a little longer.

    Haven't tried the green tea supplements. Not sure how effective they are.
  • TexanMan82

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    May 28, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    I buy green tea extract and just ad a dropper full to my water a few times a day. I don't know what the tea packet equivalent is.
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    May 28, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    Lost_And_Found saidI used to know a guy who drank 8-12 glasses a day, hot and cold.

    He was totally ripped.

    It probably had nothing to do with the tea. icon_wink.gif


    *siiigh* If only it were that easy. Lol icon_confused.gif

    I can't really quote any sources at this point, as I haven't fully researched it myself, but I have also heard that white tea is fantastic for you. The BF brought some home not too long ago, and I've been sampling it. It's got a nice, light tast-ure (taste/texture, but not quite either...?). icon_smile.gif
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    May 28, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    I drink three to four venti green teas w/o water from starbucks everyday. Just brush twice a day and your teeth will stay pearly white!
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    May 28, 2009 5:19 AM GMT
    To quote the 80's:

    "Cha-CHING!"

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    May 28, 2009 5:32 AM GMT
    I'm just going to say that Green Tea isn't necessarily the best thing for you if you dont like it. It's good, no doubt, but there are many other foods/drinks you can have.

    Pomegranate and Blueberries have fantastic amounts of antioxidants and anti-aging properties.

    If you're trying to lose bodyfat, i'd focus on just eating foods that are high in nutrients per calorie. Green Tea is good for you, but if you don't like it, there are other things that provide similar benefits and may taste better to you.
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    May 28, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    blah!

    tea makes me sick to the stomach (nauseous)

    mostly hot tea does but cold teas do as well.

    the only "tea" i can drink is the super sweet stuff like Brisk! lol which i dont think is tea haha
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    May 28, 2009 6:02 AM GMT
    wootwoot saidI'm just going to say that Green Tea isn't necessarily the best thing for you if you dont like it. It's good, no doubt, but there are many other foods/drinks you can have.

    Pomegranate and Blueberries have fantastic amounts of antioxidants and anti-aging properties.

    If you're trying to lose bodyfat, i'd focus on just eating foods that are high in nutrients per calorie. Green Tea is good for you, but if you don't like it, there are other things that provide similar benefits and may taste better to you.


    Whoever discovered blueberries and pomegranates... I want his body. And his brain! icon_cool.gif If you check the juice aisle at the grocery store, you can always find at least a couple of vendors that sell it, and I'd highly recommend it!

    Yummmms... too bad I've run out of my own stash. icon_sad.gif
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    May 28, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
    Well, you might consider throwing several bags into one cup? Personally I enjoy tea, but worrying about my teeth took most of the 'sit back and relax' fun out of it...so...I started throwing two or three bags in one cup and, to save the teeth (as it does stain, albeit not at the same level of other beverages like coffee) I drink it cold and chug it, then brush immediately following. You get your tea benefits without the bulk of the discoloration. (my personal mix is TJ's pomegranate white tea and Yogi Tea's Super Antioxidant Green...although sometimes others) icon_wink.gif
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    May 30, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    I use to take Green tea capsules because I got sick of drinking it.the capsules are more concentrated and work much better than drinking the stufficon_biggrin.gif
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    May 31, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    I used to work at Teavana and loose leaf teas are alot stronger than the bag stuff, and always keep your tea in a tin or it Oxidizes.

    Green the is high in a polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which burns 15-20 calories per cup ( 5cups a week x 20) = 100 Calories
    Steep at 175 F degrees for 1-2 min
    5% caffeine
    price = $ reusable maybe 1x

    Oolong tea has polymerized polyphenols that can break down saturated fats, burns 2x times more calories.
    Steep at 195F degrees for 3-4 min
    15% caffeine
    price = $$$ reusable 5x

    You can reuse your higher grades of tea, just add 30sec for each resteep, NEVER use boiling water 212F

    Drink the teas by them selves no food or 30 min before a meal for best results



    Although microwaving not recommend for any teas, i microwave water in a thermos for 1 min so its luke warm and then use a tea ball 1/3 full of Oolong and drink it all day just by adding tap water. Using room temp water takes about 30 min to steep, but you dont have to remove the tea if you do that and its much more convenient for work.


    Of course you basically filling up on water and not food so you'll loose weight icon_rolleyes.gif