green tea

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    You may have heard of the “French Paradox”: Compared to Americans, people in France have low rates of heart disease despite a diet that is similarly rich in saturated fats. Possible explanations include the facts that the French drink far more heart-protective red wine, and consume far less inflammatory soybean oil than Americans do. I think there is likely merit in both explanations.

    Now comes the “Asian Paradox.” The incidence of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer is lower in Asia than the U.S., despite the fact that people there smoke more heavily. Why? One likely reason may well be the per-capita average of 1.2 liters of green tea consumed daily in Asia, according to a new review article published in the May, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons by Bauer Sumpio, M.D., a Yale School of Medicine researcher. Green tea offers the antioxidant-protective effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG, which may prevent the oxidation of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, a key component of arteriosclerosis. It has also been shown to prevent the growth of certain tumors.

    Obviously, the smart course of action is to take it easy on saturated fat, don’t smoke, and at the same time acquire the health protective habits of our friends the French and the Asians. Minimizing harmful lifestyle choices and maximizing beneficial ones is the safest, surest route to good health
     
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    green tea...

    my wife drinks green tea and loves it,what i'm waiting for[smile]is for someone to respond with green tea is from africa and the french stole it.
     
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    White tea is said to be even more benefecial to your system in terms of antioxidants.

    That's why I drink it everyday.

    And, uh, it's not REALLY white (as if anything in nature really is), it's called white tea cause it has small feathers that reflect light on it.

    Peace.

    ~Ikoro
     
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    Does green tea have caffeine in it?

    I find it hard to believe that an escessive amount of red wine is healthy for you.
     
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    GREEN TEA IS SAFE
    it's 97% polyphenols 40% ECGC content 75% catechin content
    Reduce risk of cancer
    gingivitis
    high cholesterol
    high blood pressure
    high triglycorides
    builds up your immune system
    good for prostate
    it guards against cardiouscular disease

    it was discovered accidentally by an emperor 4000 years ago

    ANY SIDE EFFECTS !
    large amounts of greet tea is INSOMNIA , ANXIETY cause by Caffeine
    there is no caffeine in the tea ....
     
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    I don't understand, you worded this weirdly. So green tea cannot cause insomnia or anxiety because it does NOT have caffeine?
     
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    i dont think there is caffeine in most green teas...
     
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