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Can Green Tea help reduce the risk of cancer?

Can Green Tea help reduce the risk of cancer?

This article oversimplifies the different types of tea. They forgot white, aged, yellow, and purple teas. This article goes over what the last post mentioned that green tea helps with weight loss, liver disorder, Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes. It also goes over traditional Chinese and Indian medicinal uses for treating wounds and controlling bleeding, for aiding in digestion and regulating the body temperature.  It mentions that green tea may help breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, and colorectal cancer. The article continues with the last post that green tea’s polyphenols are most likely the reason for helping reduce certain cancers with catechins especially EGCGs. It goes into how green tea helps with brain function; fat burning; lowering the risk for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; dental health; Type 2 diabetes;  and cardiovascular disease. Overall a decent article that focuses on green tea and goes over polyphenols, catechins, EGCG, l-theanine, antioxidants, and caffeine.

Another great article from the Specialty Tea Institute.

Why Are Polyphenols Good for You?

Why Are Polyphenols Good for You?

Green tea is high in polyphenols, especially flavonoids and phenolic acid. The reason polyphenols are good for you is they help reduce cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurogenerative diseases. Polyphenols are antioxidants that repair free radical damage and also reduces Type 2 diabetes, inflammation, obesity, and heart disease. This is a well-researched article that I got from the Specialty Tea Institute.  The article also goes into other foods that are high in polyphenols too.

Green tea can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer

Green tea can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer

This article is for all the men and for ladies who have men in their life, aka pretty much anyone. The article states that 80% of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the time they are 60 years old. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men. This is a really short article and does not state the percentage of drinking a couple cups of green tea can help reduce prostate cancer, just that it can. I do not doubt it can help with prostate cancer, but was hoping on a percentage of or another nominal amount especially since it states 80 % and 2 cups of green tea a day.

Green tea promotes healthy teeth and gums

Green tea promotes healthy teeth and gums 

This article talks about the health benefits of green tea and how it is important to Chinese an Japanese culture.  This article deals with a study in the Journal of Periodontology talking about the green tea’s promotes healthy teeth and gums. The article is really good and pretty thorough though I assume the published study goes in depth with medical terminology. Yet again another great article from the Specialty Tea Institute. 

Nutrition: The health benefits of tea

Nutrition: The health benefits of tea

This is an article from the Irish Times. I find it funny how some people I know in the USA who really like Ireland like coffee. I have met some people who are into Ireland in the USA that like tea too, but for some reason, I know more coffee drinkers who are Irish everything, but tea. Just seems interesting is all. According to Statistics Portal Ireland is the second largest drinkers of tea in 2016, with Turkey having the highest consumption. Most information has Ireland either second or third place for tea consumption, so they really are heavy tea drinkers. I mention this because the article starts with if Ireland had a national drink it would be tea.

Oh on to the article, lol. This article is a lighter read talking about some health benefits or green tea. It does a good job. It also mentions that black tea does have health benefits too. I do like that they mention if you are drinking tea for health reasons you should skip the milk. When people think of the Irish drinking tea they probably think of a black tea with milk in it.

6 ways of cutting down the risk of Parkinson’s disease

6 ways of cutting down the risk of Parkinson’s disease

A great article to help reduce the effects and lower someone’s chances of getting Parkinson’s Disease. This disease is degenerative, but the progression can be slowed down and maybe prevented if you take some preventative measures like watching your diet, getting more vitamin D3, eat fresh raw vegetables, increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids, drink green tea, and get regular aerobic exercise. The article goes into detail about why each can help.

 

A Cup of Green Tea Not Only Boosts Your Metabolism but Your Memory Too

A Cup of Green Tea Not Only Boosts Your Metabolism but Your Memory Too

A decent article about green tea health benefits. Most people know that green tea is good for you and this article focuses on boosting your metabolism and boosting your memory. I know some people say they do not like green tea, but I usually wonder if it is because they have not had a good quality green tea brewed correctly. To really get a good taste of green tea you need a high-quality loose leaf tea. You will also need a good quality spring water that has a balanced ph level, never use boiling water, and steep a couple of minutes (the steeping time varies on the green tea).  Bagged tea gets stale quickly and produces a one-dimensional taste to the brew. Never use distilled water because the tea will taste flat and you do not want the water too acidic nor too alkaline. Using boiling water will burn your tea and leaving the tea in usually produces a too astringent tea. Some or of the above mention are reasons why a green tea may not taste good.  I got this article from the Specialty Tea Insititute.

Can a daily cup of tea do a heart good?

Can a daily cup of tea do a heart good?

This is a good article about something I have read several times. It is stated pretty well with a good graphic.  It deals with green and black tea with green tea helping slightly more than black tea though if you really like black tea and dislike green tea continue with black tea. I already really enjoy green tea and drink almost daily so I will continue. I believe part of the reason some people do not like green tea is that they use bagged tea, use boiling water and leave the bag tea until done drinking. A good quality loose leaf green tea with the correct temperature of water and not oversteeped can taste great.  Oh, these articles are courtesy of the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City where I got my certified tea specialist certification from.

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MATCHA GREEN TEA

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MATCHA GREEN TEA

How to Make the Best Matcha Green Tea

An interesting article with many great facts though there are a few things off with it. There are competition grade and heritage grade matchas. You can get quality matcha for a little less than stated, but for the most part, it does cost. The last thing is it is good it was mentioned not to use boiling water, but the water should be much lower than boiling and Japanese green teas usually have the lowest temperature anywhere from 125 F to 180 F.  Matcha tea is on the middle end with somewhere between 140 to 160 F usually. Otherwise, it does give a very good overview of matcha teas with some really great facts and tips.

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Health Benefits of Green Tea 

Another article from the Speciality Tea Institute.    Most people know that green tea has health benefits. I have been telling people for a bit about Japanese green tea and it’s health benefits.  Most people do not realize that how many different green teas are in Japan and are just starting to realize it’s health benefits. Other green teas are healthy too and have different characteristics. This post mentions The Book of Tea, Okakura Kakuzo saying “Tea began as medicine and grew into a beverage”.  It also focuses on Japanese green teas. If you have a high quality Japanese green tea that is brewed properly it is very tasty and very healthy for you too.