Selasa, 23 Jun 2009

Green Tea...do love it today !

Green Tea...? What is so special about it? Why Green tea..?

For me...of couse for better health. Also can reduce fat and colestrols and plus... reduces weight too (it works for me !)..but green tea is not suitable for pregnant moms..Why? Eventhough Green tea is rich in antioxidants, and has a host of health benefits relating to dental health, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and weight loss, researchers have found, whilst examining the active constituent of green tea, the epigallocatechins, or EGCG for short, that it may affect the way the body uses folate. Folate is important for pregnant women as it prevents neural tube birth defects in babies.

Good to read further http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-24-2006-87222.asp

But i want to share about the goodness of green tea for us who not pregnant infant but pregnant fat in their bodies ..(have big body like a pregnant mom..hehehe..like me!)

Here is the article that taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea about health effect by taking Green Tea.

It is because Green tea contains polyphenols which are thought to improve health, particularly catechins, the most abundant of which is epigallocatechin gallate. In vitro and animal studies as well as preliminary observational and clinical studies of humans suggest that green tea can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as beneficially impact bone density, cognitive function, dental caries, and kidney stones. However, the human studies are sometimes mixed and inconsistent.[5] Green tea also contains carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), minerals such as Cr, Mn, Se or Zn, and certain phytochemical compounds. It is a more potent antioxidant than black tea,[6] although black tea has substances which green tea does not such as theaflavin.

Green tea consumption is epidemiologically associated with reduced heart disease, and animal studies have found that it can reduce cholesterol. However, several small, brief human trials found that tea consumption did not reduce in cholesterol in humans. In 2003 a randomized clinical trial found that a green tea extract with added theaflavin from black tea reduced cholesterol.[7]

In a study performed at Birmingham (UK) University, it was shown that average fat oxidation rates were 17% higher after ingestion of green tea Extract than after ingestion of a placebo.[8] Similarly the contribution of fat oxidation to total energy expenditure was also significantly higher by a similar percentage following ingestion of green tea extract. This implies that ingestion of green tea extract can not only increase fat oxidation during moderately intensive exercise but also improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance in healthy young men.

In a study performed at the Technion, it was shown that the main antioxidant polyphenol of green tea extract, EGCG, when fed to mice induced with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, helped to protect brain cells from dying, as well as 'rescuing' already damaged neurons in the brain, a phenomenon called neurorescue or neurorestoration. The findings of the study, led by Dr. Silvia Mandell, were presented at the Fourth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health in Washington D.C., in 2007. Resulting tests underway in China, under the auspices of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, are being held on early Parkinson's patients. [9]

In a recent case-control study of the eating habits of 2,018 women, consumption of mushrooms and green tea was linked to a 90% lower occurrence of breast cancer.[10]

Where to get my lovely green tea..There are many green tea labels that we can choose. One is from BOH . But my favorite one is Oriyen Green Tea from Cosway.

It is certifed organic and have Halal Approvent from JAKIM. The taste? Don't worry about it, if u want to serve it sweet, just put a little sugar. But for me, the green tea itself is ok since i wanna reduce my weight. After 1 week taken twice a day, u will feel that your body feel fresh and less heavy.

Do love it today !

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