Thursday, November 20, 2008

Health Care Tips & Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea :-

Most all people are know the taste of green tea but with this taste we can get also many profits from this health topics.

There are three main types of tea: green tea, oolong tea, and black tea.

Unlike green tea, oolong tea is partially fermented, and black tea is fully fermented. The Chinese were the first people to realize the properties and benefits of green tea. The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It helps to lower LDL cholesterol, which is responsible for the formation of blood clots and thus reduces the risks of stroke and heart attacks.

Green tea also helps to burn those extra calories and when combined with caffeine augments the calorie burning.

It increases the energy that is expended, helps to oxidize fats.

Diabetes, which is even more common than high blood pressure, can actually be kept under control by consuming green tea.

Starch in any form is converted into sugar and this is done with the help of an enzyme called amylase. The polyphenols present in green tea extract reduces the amount of amylase produced and hence the levels of sugar in the blood also decrease.

It acts as an antibacterial and antiviral agent and in some cases has known to help in influenza and diarrhea.

It relieves stress, improves bone structure and delays the onset of osteoporosis. The contribution of the components of green tea is varied.

The catechins, which form the main component of green tea, is known to prevent halitosis.

The Vitamin B component helps in carbohydrate metabolism, Vitamin C reduces stress, the amino butyric acid lowers blood pressure, the flavonoids strengthen blood vessel walls, polysaccharides help to combat elevated levels of blood sugar, and the Vitamin E component helps to combat aging.

Green tea may help reduce inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Green tea appears to protect the liver from the damaging effects of toxic substances such as alcohol.

People suffering from Parkinson’s disease have been helped by green tea.

There are so many diseases like,

(1) cancer
(2) rheumatoid arthritis
(3) high cholesterol level
(4) cariovascular disease
(5) infection
(6) impaired immune function.

For that, green tea also helpful in some part to amount.

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