Green Tea and Weight Loss

Green Tea and Weight Loss

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Introduction
Dating back more than 4,000 years, Chinese diet green tea has been long revered as a
tasty drink that can ward off diseases and improve one’s well-being. Since its first
recorded use during the time of Emperor Shen Nung, the link between Chinese diet green
tea and good health has never been severed. It’s been used as

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Introduction
Dating back more than 4,000 years, Chinese diet green tea has been long revered as a
tasty drink that can ward off diseases and improve one’s well-being. Since its first
recorded use during the time of Emperor Shen Nung, the link between Chinese diet green
tea and good health has never been severed. It’s been used as treatment for everything
from headaches to depression. Today, various health benefits of green tea are constantly
being reported and many scientists are now focusing their attention on the simple, yet
elegantly profound beverage that is green tea.
Like all three of the major Asian teas in the market, green tea comes from the plant called
Carmellia sinensis. Much of the health benefits of green tea diets owe to the steaming
method of making it. As opposed to black and oolong tea which undergoes full
oxidization, green tea diet is only gently steamed, preserving the natural antioxidants in
its original form.
The antioxidants in green tea helps fight away free radicals. These free radicals are the
major contributing factors to aging as well as the ensuing degeneration of cells as a result
of it. Scientists have reason to believe that free radicals also play a role in various
degenerative diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism, Alzheimer’s disease, and even
cancer.
According to tradition, Chinese diet green tea could cure anything from headaches, body
aches, and pains to constipation and depression. Over the centuries, further more health
claims are made on account of Chinese diet green tea.
Chinese diet green tea is said to increase the blood flow throughout the body. Because
Chinese diet green tea contains a little caffeine, ingesting this drink stimulates the heart
and allows the blood to flow more freely through the blood vessels. For the same reason
that Chinese diet green tea stimulates blood flow, it also stimulates mental clarity.
Chinese diet green tea detoxifies the body. The presence of polyphenols, a naturally
occurring antioxidant in Chinese diet green tea, the beverage is said to combat harmful
free radicals and help keep the body free from diseases. In this regard, Chinese diet green
tea helps maintain the overall well-being of the body. Antioxidants in Chinese diet green
tea can boost immunity, preserve young-looking skin, and brighten the eyes.
Chinese diet green tea aids in digestion and banishes fatigue. Chinese diet green tea is
also said to prolong the lifespan.
For many years, men of science remained skeptical about the health claims made by
Chinese diet green tea enthusiasts. Their doubt was changed to a more positive reception
when subsequent researchers proved the disease-preventing attributes of Chinese diet
green tea and confirmed most of the health claims.
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The Secret to Longevity?
That just might be.
The role of Chinese diet green tea in promoting longevity has been investigated upon by
many researchers. They found the premise of their study on observing that Japanese
women who are greater-than-average Chinese diet green tea drinkers; have lower
mortality rates compared to others. This led the researchers to believe that Chinese diet
green tea has “a protective factor against premature death.”
The polyphenols found in Chinese diet green tea may be held accountable. With its high
amount of polyphenols, Chinese diet green tea seems to have a stimulating effect on the
immune system. Stronger immune system as a result of drinking Chinese diet green tea
helps reduce risks of acquiring any illnesses.
Green Tea Health Benefits
Green tea has more health benefits compared to other Chinese teas like oolong and black
tea, all of which come from the plant Camellia sinensis. What makes green tea different
is the process by which it is made. Green tea owes much of its health benefits to how the
Camellia sinensis leaves are steamed. The steam process keeps the EGCG health benefit
of green tea from oxidizing. With oolong and black teas, however, the leaves are
fermented instead of being steamed, thus causing the EGCG health benefit to transform
into another less medicinally potent form.
The rich presence of catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)
is the reason why green tea has so much health benefits. A powerful antioxidant, EGCG
can not only inhibit the growth of cancer cells but can also destroy them without harming
healthy cells. The EGCG in green tea is a health benefit substance that can lower down
LDL cholesterol levels and stop blood from forming abnormal clots (thrombosis), a
leading cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Aside from medicinal value, green tea can also offer other health benefits, especially in
the fitness field. Drinking green tea can cause

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ISBN-13:
2940014329613
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Publication date:
05/17/2013
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