Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Warning…Your Green Tea Isn’t What You Think It Is
Bottom Line ^ | 9-1-13 | Rebecca Shannonhouse

Posted on 10/20/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

The disease-fighting punch of green tea is largely due to its high concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a substance with more antioxidant activity than vitamins C and E and other nutritional heavyweights.

The other side of the green tea story: Even if you are consuming green tea, the truth is that you might not be getting what you pay for.

Some bottled green teas and even green tea supplements contain only trace amounts of EGCG. Meanwhile, the amount of EGCG in other green tea–based products can vary by more than 240%. These and other findings, from the scientists at ConsumerLab.com, an independent laboratory that evaluates supplements and other products, show just how important it is to shop wisely for green tea products

(Excerpt) Read more at bottomlinepublications.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: egcg; green; greentea; nutrition; supplements; tea

1 posted on 10/20/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

2 posted on 10/20/2013 3:10:25 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Don’t drink that commercial cr@p! If you like good tea, and very good Green Tea, get it here;
http://www.generationtea.com/


3 posted on 10/20/2013 3:14:56 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

4 posted on 10/20/2013 3:18:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Don’t drink that commercial cr@p! If you like good tea, and very good Green Tea, get it here;

Oh yea, another shill for green tea, so what makes yours so special??????......(hesitant sarc tab)

5 posted on 10/20/2013 3:23:31 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (a)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]


You are Free Republic.
Please Contribute Today!

6 posted on 10/20/2013 3:24:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

“another shill for green tea, so what makes yours so special?”

Well,,,, go to the link and read about the company. Personally, I don’t drink Green Tea for it’s supposed health benefits. I drink it because it’s so good tasting! Far better than grocery store commercial junk. If one likes tea, seek out the good stuff. Get a disk of fermented Green Tea, sit back and enjoy. And calling me a “shill” for Green Tea is silly, and insulting!! I hope that wasn’t your intention?


7 posted on 10/20/2013 3:34:30 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
And calling me a “shill” for Green Tea is silly, and insulting!! I hope that wasn’t your intention?

It wasn't......

As a side note, what's to say the site you are advocating is any better than the vast majority of internet sites promoting their own green teas......?

8 posted on 10/20/2013 3:40:02 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (a)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I like regular iced tea and tried a bottle of lip tons green tea and was not impression. I would like to try a good one though. But I definitely won’t be trying Lip tons again.


9 posted on 10/20/2013 3:46:38 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Combination of no glasses and autocorrect. ;-(


10 posted on 10/20/2013 3:48:41 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

i don’t trust any of the “supplement” drinks for having what they say in it. i drink hot brewed green tea not bottled green tea.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 3:49:30 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

I really like jasmine tea, black tea and green tea with dried jasmine flowers in it. Occasionally I’ll have a cup of Earl Grey. But by far my biggest consumption of tea is at a store at the halfway point of a 5 mile walk I take every couple days where I almost always get an Arizona diet green tea with honey iced tea. I hope it’s good stuff.


12 posted on 10/20/2013 4:00:19 PM PDT by Anton.Rutter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

“As a side note, what’s to say the site you are advocating is any better than the vast majority of internet sites promoting their own green teas......?”

Well,,,, the guy goes to China to select the teas he sells. I’m sure there are other sites that also sell high quality teas. Generation is the one I use. My Chinese friends all love the teas I serve them. I gave my Chinese herb doc a green tea “bird’snest. He loved it! My tea-hating friend, who is a very well-known guitarist, now on a sold-out month-long tour of China, couldn’t stand teas like Lipton, etc.. I made him a mug of organic gunpowder green tea, and now he’s a big fan of good tea. Don’t let the “organic” nomenclature upset you, it just means leaves picked from trees growing in the wild. Really good stuff!


13 posted on 10/20/2013 4:05:00 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

The best tea in the world can be found here:

http://www.lupiciausa.com/

They have about a hundred different kinds. My favorite is their Christmas tea “Carol” that will be out after Thanksgiving.


14 posted on 10/20/2013 4:06:18 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

If you want enough EGCG to make a difference in your health, forget every product they mention and get some “ceremony grade” Matcha tea powder from Japan. Pricey, but it will add years to your life.


15 posted on 10/20/2013 4:12:16 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

I use green tea extracts in my water. Highly concentrated EGCG. By Nature’s Answer, or sometimes Gaia.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 4:18:10 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: montag813

Or you could go to Costco and get their Japanese Matcha a whole lot cheaper.


17 posted on 10/20/2013 4:21:08 PM PDT by Cold Heart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: montag813
it will add years to your life.

How many and are you sure you want to live that long?

18 posted on 10/20/2013 4:23:18 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (a)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

No one’s blamed Rush and Two if by Tea yet???


19 posted on 10/20/2013 4:27:29 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

I’ve made it to 81 guzzling black coffee for 65 years——go figure.

.


20 posted on 10/20/2013 4:27:43 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Aunt Polgara

I noticed they’re featuring rooibos this month, an herb high in antioxidants and flavones. I’ve noticed that if you sweeten it with a little honey - I used creamed honey - it tastes a lot like Juicy Fruit. Really delicious.


21 posted on 10/20/2013 4:28:48 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: montag813

Costco sells it very reasonably.


22 posted on 10/20/2013 4:30:33 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

Lipton Diet Green Tea with Mixed Berry is a heck of a lot better for me than the 9-12 Cokes I used to drink every day!


23 posted on 10/20/2013 5:07:52 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I’m with you in the Gunpower tea. One of my favorites.

Funny thing—— on my first trip to China, the first tea I had (hotel) was from a Lipton Tea bag!!


24 posted on 10/20/2013 5:14:14 PM PDT by Exit148
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

Green tea consumption ended up being the root cause of my kidney stone formation.


25 posted on 10/20/2013 5:16:53 PM PDT by cicero2k
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Libloather
I can't speak to the anti-oxidant content but the green tea sold at "Dollar Tree" is very good , fresh and priced right , 80 bags of Ceylon green tea for $1


26 posted on 10/20/2013 6:13:48 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Neidermeyer; MinuteGal

I’m going to save this thread for the links. Thanks guys.


27 posted on 10/20/2013 6:34:18 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Neidermeyer

Make me wonder what the lead content is.

I like rice too, but some of them have more aresenic in it than others.

I switch from mostly coffee to mostly tea in the winter.


28 posted on 10/21/2013 6:27:38 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I hate sites that don’t give you payment options right up front.

Other than that, looks like a good place to buy tea.


29 posted on 11/28/2013 7:26:50 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Aunt Polgara

And they have PayPal, right up front...among other ways to pay. I like that.


30 posted on 11/28/2013 7:29:32 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: TribalPrincess2U

” looks like a good place to buy tea.”

It is.


31 posted on 11/28/2013 8:32:36 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson