Saturday, January 12, 2013

Green tea is a very healthy


Why is it good to drink green tea? 

One study from the Netherlands showed an association between frequent consumption of green tea, weight loss and reduced risk of heart attack. Scientists have concluded that flavonoids, nutrients with antioxidant properties, are found in high concentrations in green and black tea. Ingredient in green tea called EGCG, significantly slows the weight gain that is associated with the consumption of fatty foods, according to the study.


Obese mice was added and separated the drug and their weight gain was reduced by 45 percent compared to the mice in the control group who ate the same food, but without the addition of green tea. Mice fed a substance in green tea are absorbed more slowly fat. Green tea has always been, and remains today, the most popular type of tea from China where, as believed by most historians and botanists, tea plant stems.Green tea is particularly rich in flavonoids, beneficial to health, including catechins and their derivatives.

Flavonoids belong even 6,000 different compounds present in all plants. Are responsible for the color of yellow, red and purple plants. Flavonoids are phytonutrients and are classified as plant pigments.

Most abundant flavonoid in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is thought to play a major role in anticarcinogens and antioxidant effects of green tea. They found that catechins are more powerful in removing free radicals from known antioxidants, vitamin E and C.

Most studies showing the beneficial effects of green tea on health are based on the quantity of tea typically consumed in Asian countries, and that is a minimum half a liter a day.

It seems that those who drink green tea have a lower risk of many diseases, from simple bacterial or viral infections to chronic degenerative conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis and periodontitis. Recent studies provide a deeper understanding of the ways in which green tea favors different areas of health.

Protection from coronary artery disease
In one study it was found that those who drank five or more cups of green tea a day were 16 percent less likely to suffer from coronary artery disease.
Increase the amount of free radicals is a key event in many forms of cardiovascular disease, research shows
green tea catechins to inhibit enzymes involved in the production of free radicals in the endothelial layer of arteries.

Protection against cancer
The effects of green tea in preventing cancer development are widely supported epidemiological and cell culture studies, animal and clinical studies. Evidence for cancer prevention are so promising that Kemopreventivna branch of the National Cancer Institute initiated the development of a plan for developing tea compounds as a means kemopreventivnih human cancer.

Osteoporosis and periodontitis
Excessive deterioration of bone is a feature not only osteoporosis but also disease. Green tea maintains healthy bones and teeth in a way that protects the cells responsible for building bone from destruction and prevent the formation of osteoclasts that. cells that break down bone.

How to choose green tea
Since the majority of high-quality teas to get a pale yellow-green cup. To test the freshness of loose tea, tightly squeeze a small amount and smell it.
Fresh, delicious tea will smell sweet and grassy. 

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