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  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • 10 Reasons Green Tea Is The Healthiest Drink In The World

    11/28/2013 11:57:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | KRIS GUNNARS, AUTHORITY NUTRITION
    Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. Here are 10 health benefits of green tea that have been confirmed in human research studies. 1. Green Tea Contains Various Bioactive Compounds That Can Improve Health Green tea is more than just green liquid. Many of the bioactive compounds in the tea leaves do make it into the final drink, which contains large amounts of important nutrients. It is...
  • Warning…Your Green Tea Isn’t What You Think It Is

    10/20/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Bottom Line ^ | 9-1-13 | Rebecca Shannonhouse
    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,...
  • Green tea, coffee may reduce stroke risk by 20 percent

    03/16/2013 9:54:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    Coffee or green tea drinker? Don't put that cup down: Those beverages may lower your stroke risk if they're a regular part of your daily diet. Researchers discovered that people who drank at least one cup of coffee a day lowered their stroke risk by about 20 percent compared to those who drank it rarely. Compared to those who rarely drank either beverage, those who drank at least one cup of coffee or two cups of green tea a day had a 32 percent lower chance of having an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke that occurs when a blood...
  • Drinking Green Tea With Starchy Food May Help Lower Blood Sugar Spikes

    11/19/2012 11:04:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Penn State Live ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012
    An ingredient in green tea that helps reduce blood sugar spikes in mice may lead to new diet strategies for people, according to Penn State food scientists. Mice fed an antioxidant found in green tea -- epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG -- and corn starch had a significant reduction in increase in their blood sugar -- blood glucose -- levels compared to mice that were not fed the compound, according to Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences. "The spike in blood glucose level is about 50 percent lower than the increase in the blood glucose level of mice...
  • Green Tea Eyed As Possible Skin Cancer Treatment

    08/23/2012 2:20:57 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 6 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | August 22, 2012 | Christine Hsu
    Scientists have discovered a chemical extract in green tea that can treat two types of skin cancer, without producing the harmful side effects associated with chemotherapy.While the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) compound is too weak to make an impact when consumed in tea, scientists were able to kill or shrink two-thirds of cancer cells within a month when they applied the extract to tumor cells in the lab. What's more, the chemical compound did not appear to affect any other healthy cells or tissues in the body.Researchers from the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow believe that their study is the first...
  • GREEN TEA REDUCES BRAIN DAMAGE FROM LEAD POISONING

    03/10/2012 4:51:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Food Product Design ^ | March 7, 2012
    Drinking green tea may provide protection against neurotoxicity induced by consuming high levels of lead in foods, according to a new study published in the journal NeuroToxicology. The findings suggest the combination of green tea and the chemical lead acetate causes less damage to the brain and nervous system compared to lead acetate alone. In the United States, levels of heavy metals, including lead, should not exceed 10 parts per million (ppm) in any food ingredient. Imported products, such as spices and powders, pose a particular threat, because many countries do not share the United States’ standards concerning lead. In...
  • Green tea flavonoid may prevent reinfection with hepatitis C virus following liver transplantation

    12/01/2011 9:15:36 AM PST · by decimon · 1 replies
    Wiley-Blackwell ^ | December 1, 2011
    German researchers have determined that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)—a flavonoid found in green tea—inhibits the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from entering liver cells. Study findings available in the December issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest that EGCG may offer an antiviral strategy to prevent HCV reinfection following liver transplantation. HCV infection can lead to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or primary liver cancer. HCV is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease and a primary indication for liver transplantation, affecting up to...
  • Green Tea With a Hint of Panda Manure

    09/09/2011 4:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    China Daily ^ | 9/5/2011 | Chen Yingqun
    A university teacher has plans to grow green tea using panda manure as fertilizer and sell it at sky-high prices, the West China City Daily reported. An Yanshi, a teacher at southwest China's Sichuan University, learned during a conference that pandas only absorb 30 percent of what they eat, leaving 70 percent of the nutrition in their manure. He then secured a patent to grow tea leaves with panda dung. He expects to sell the tea for 219,865 yuan ($34,422) for half of a kilogram. An's version will be priced 10 times higher than the most expensive tea on the...
  • The Art of Chinese Tea: Flavor, Color and Scent Are Key to Enjoyment

    07/28/2011 7:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Daily Yomiuri ^ | Jul. 29, 2011 | Aki Omori
    Nowadays, many people are able to enjoy Chinese tea such as oolong and pu'er thanks to its availability in bottles or cans. By making the tea yourself, however, tea time can be a wonderful experience as you can better understand and appreciate the scent and rich taste of the tea. According to Chinese tea expert Naoko Iwasaki, there are more than 1,000 kinds of Chinese tea, either from China or Taiwan. Iwasaki said Chinese tea is divided into six groups, including green, white and black, and is categorized by the level of fermentation, processing, the color of the leaves and...
  • Green tea reduces cholesterol risk

    07/08/2011 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | by Deborah Braconnie
    In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Xin-Xin Zheng reports that green tea reduces LDL and total cholesterol. This could explain the reasoning behind green teaÂ’s apparent reduction to the risk of heart disease. Xin-Xin Zheng and his colleagues from Peking Union Medical College pooled the results of 14 previous trials that looked at the consumption of green tea. The researchers divided participants up into one group that had either consumed green tea or taken green tea supplements for up to at least three months and another group which had been given placebos. In looking...
  • Japan: Cesium Above Limit Detected from Tea of 5 More Shizuoka Factories

    06/14/2011 9:08:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 06/14/11
    Cesium Above Limit Detected from Tea of 5 More Shizuoka Factories Shizuoka, June 14 (Jiji Press)--Shizuoka Prefecture said Tuesday that radioactive cesium levels exceeded the safety limit in tea leaves processed at five more factories in the central Japan prefecture. The tea products had 581 to 654 becquerels per kilogram of the radioactive material, against Japan's legal limit of 500 becquerels. The prefecture checked tea products made from the first flush tea leaves at 20 factories in the Warashina district. This brings the total number of affected factories in the district to six including one announced Thursday. The prefecture instructed...
  • Gov't halts shipment of tea leaves in 4 prefectures over high radiation levels

    06/03/2011 6:39:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Gov't halts shipment of tea leaves in 4 prefectures over high radiation levels The government on June 2 ordered a halt to shipments of tea leaves produced throughout Ibaraki Prefecture and parts of Kanagawa, Chiba and Tochigi prefectures, after detecting radioactive cesium in leaves exceeding the legal limit. Tests carried out in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, from which large amounts of radioactive materials have leaked, detected radiation exceeding the legal limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram of tea leaves. It is the first time for the government to halt shipments...
  • Mechanism discovered for health benefit of green tea, new approach to autoimmune disease

    06/02/2011 12:40:16 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    Oregon State University ^ | June 2, 2011 | Unknown
    CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the beneficial compounds found in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. This may be one of the underlying mechanisms for the health benefits of green tea, which has attracted wide interest for its ability to help control inflammation, improve immune function and prevent cancer. > In this study, OSU scientists did experiments with a compound in green tea, a polyphenol called...
  • Japan: Ministries divided over radioactive tea(is radioactive tea safe or not?)

    05/18/2011 9:01:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Ministries divided over radioactive tea The Yomiuri Shimbun Local farmers have been thrown into confusion after the health and farm ministries expressed differing views over shipments of tea harvested in Kanagawa Prefecture after fresh leaves were found to have exceeded government limits for radioactive cesium. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has been trying to restrict shipments of tea leaves from the prefecture about 300 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant due to health concerns. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, however, has claimed that despite the high levels of radioactive material, drinking tea made from the...
  • Traditional Theory Challenged After Tea Leaves Found in Famous Chinese Tomb

    03/17/2010 10:42:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 539+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2010-03-18
    Chinese archeologists have found remnants of tea leaves in tea sets unearthed from the family graveyard of the country's first known anthropologist, a man who lived 900 years ago. The finding challenge the traditional theory that infused tea became popular only in modern times, said Zhang Yun, a researcher with Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archeology. Pieces of green tea were found in a dozen bronze, porcelain and stone tea sets unearthed from a cluster of 29 tombs in Lantian County, he said. Zhang led the excavations that lasted from December 2007 to December 2009, which produced a variety of sacrificial...
  • New evidence that green tea may help fight glaucoma and other eye diseases

    02/18/2010 10:42:44 AM PST · by decimon · 16 replies · 529+ views
    American Chemical Society ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Unknown
    Scientists have confirmed that the healthful substances found in green tea — renowned for their powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties — do penetrate into tissues of the eye. Their new report, the first documenting how the lens, retina, and other eye tissues absorb these substances, raises the possibility that green tea may protect against glaucoma and other common eye diseases. It appears in ACS's bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Chi Pui Pang and colleagues point out that so-called green tea "catechins" have been among a number of antioxidants thought capable of protecting the eye. Those include vitamin C,...
  • Feeling old and blue? Green tea may help

    12/18/2009 10:50:58 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies · 644+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 18, 2009 | Joene Hendry
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elderly men and women who sip on several cups of green tea a day may be less likely to have the blues, hint findings of a study from Japan. Dr. Kaijun Niu, at Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in Sendai, and colleagues found men and women aged 70 and older who drank four or more, versus one or fewer, cups of green tea daily were 44 percent less likely to have symptoms of depression. Several prior studies have linked green tea consumption to reduced levels of psychological distress. This led Niu and colleagues...
  • Green tea chemical combined with another may hold promise for treatment of brain disorders

    12/03/2009 6:40:20 AM PST · by decimon · 13 replies · 774+ views
    Watertown, MA—Scientists at Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) and the University of Pennsylvania have found that combining two chemicals, one of which is the green tea component EGCG, can prevent and destroy a variety of protein structures known as amyloids. Amyloids are the primary culprits in fatal brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's diseases. Their study, published in the current issue of Nature Chemical Biology (December 2009), may ultimately contribute to future therapies for these diseases. "These findings are significant because it is the first time a combination of specific chemicals has successfully destroyed diverse forms of amyloids...
  • Health Care And Green Tea

    08/26/2009 10:12:31 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 374+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 08/25/2009 | Mark Roberts
    This article is about the health effects of using green tea. Since the days of Ponce de Leon, Americans have been fascinated with the search for the fountain of youth and the ever present concern about staying healthy. People are constantly looking for that next new product that will keep us in good health. One of the latest fads for helping to restore health is the use of green tea. Tea has long been known for its medicinal effects in many parts of the world, particularly in the Orient. Tea ceremonies have been a tradition in Japan for hundreds of...