Sunday, 11 September 2011

Did you know?

Green Tea
Unlike other teas, Green tea is not fermented; the tea leaves are lightly steamed before being dried. Steaming inactives the enzymes (polyphenol oxidase and peroxidase) thus preventing the polyphenols, the active constituents in the herb.
One of the main antioxidant found in Green tea, Epigallocatechin-3-gallate(EGCG) has been found to be 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times than vitamin E. EGCG is also twice as powerful as resveratrol, a polyphenol that limit the negative effects of smoking and fatty foods.

Green Tea & The Heart
Green tea plays a role in reducing the nagative effects of bad cholesterol. It lowers triglyceride levels and increases the production of 'good' cholesterol, improving the LDL-HDL cholesterol ratio.

Green Tea & Obesity
Green tea could help weight loss by increasing the metabolic rate. It speeds up fat oxidation and slows the digestion of carbohydrate.

Green Tea & Cancer
Green tea polyphenols strongly inhibit tumor cells 'DNA' synthesis and peroxide radical generation. Besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells without harming healthy tissues.

Green Tea & Arthritis
Green Tea protects joints against cartilage breakdown and reduces inflammation, thereby preventing arthritis.

Green Tea & Aging
Green tea may delay aging by preventing the accumilation of free radicals and the resultant damage caused to the DNA. it also enhances immunity.

Green Tea & Teeth
Green tea with its fluoride content helps to prevent tooth decay and fights cavities by inhibiting the growth of oral bacteria.

Green Tea as Beauty Aid
On topical application, Green tea may protect the skin against the damage caused by ultraviolet rays. it also acts as a skin rejuvenant.

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