Saturday, 10 January 2009

I like Green Tea, do you?

One good habit that I have developed ever since I started my professional career is to have at least one cup of green tea on work days. Not only does it taste good, it has plenty of benefits. Green tea is a far more healthier alternative to tea and coffee. Let me give you a tip; add few drops of lemon and it taste even better. If you want to make it more special, add ilaychie and saunf. :)
While I go and make my self some green tea, please read 25 reasons why you should be drinking green tea. Happy Reading

1. Green Tea and Cancer

Green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer. The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E. This helps your body at protecting cells from damage believed to be linked to cancer.

2. Green Tea and Heart Disease

Green tea helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol. Even after the heart attack, it prevents cell deaths and speeds up the recovery of heart cells.

3. Green Tea and Anti-Aging

Green tea contains antioxidant known as polyphenols which fight against free radicals. What this means it helps you fight against aging and promotes longevity.

4. Green Tea and Weight Loss

Green tea helps with your body weight loss. Green tea burns fat and boosts your metabolism rate naturally. It can help you burn up to 70 calories in just one day. That translates to 7 pounds in one year.

5. Green Tea and Skin

Antioxidant in green tea protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, which cause wrinkling and skin aging.Green tea also helps fight against skin cancer.

6. Green Tea and Arthritis

Green tea can help prevent and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Green tea has benefit for your health as it protects the cartilage by blocking the enzyme that destroys cartilage.

7. Green Tea and Bones

The very key to this is high fluoride content found in green tea.It helps keep your bones strong.
If you drink green tea every day, this will help you preserve your bone density.

8. Green Tea and Cholesterol

Green tea can help lower cholesterol level. It also improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol, by reducing bad cholesterol level.

9. Green Tea and Obesity

Green tea prevents obesity by stopping the movement of glucose in fat cells. If you are on a healthy diet, exercise regularly and drink green tea, it is unlikely you'll be obese.

10. Green Tea and Diabetes

Green tea improves lipid and glucose metabolisms, prevents sharp increases in blood sugar level, and balances your metabolism rate.

11. Green Tea and Alzheimer's

Green tea helps boost your memory. And although there's no cure for Alzheimer's, it helps slow the process of reduced acetylcholine in the brain, which leads to Alzheimer's.

12. Green Tea and Parkinson's

Antioxidants in green tea helps prevent against cell damage in the brain, which could cause Parkinson's. People drinking green tea also are less likely to progress with Parkinson's.

13. Green Tea and Liver Disease

Green tea helps prevent transplant failure in people with liver failure. Researches showed that green tea destroys harmful free radicals in fatty livers.

14. Green Tea and High Blood Pressure

Green tea helps prevent high blood pressure.Drinking green tea helps keep your blood pressure down by repressing angiotensin, which leads to high blood pressure.

15. Green Tea and Food Poisoning

Catechin found in green tea can kill bacteria which causes food poisoning and kills the toxins produced by those bacteria.

16. Green Tea and Blood Sugar

Blood sugar tends to increase with age, but polyphenols and polysaccharides in green tea help lower your blood sugar level.

17. Green Tea and Immunity

Polyphenols and flavenoids found in green tea help boost your immune system, making your health stronger in fighting against infections.

18. Green Tea and Cold and Flu

Green tea prevents you from getting a cold or flu.Vitamin C in green tea helps you treat the flu and the common cold.

19. Green Tea and Asthma

Theophylline in green tea relaxes the muscles which support the bronchial tubes, reducing the severity of asthma.

20. Green Tea and Ear Infection

Green tea helps with ear infection problem. For natural ear cleaning, soak a cotton ball in green tea and clean the infected ear.

21. Green Tea and Herpes

Green tea increases the effectiveness of topical interferon treatment of herpes. First green tea compress is applied, and then let the skin dry before the interferon treatment.

22. Green Tea and Tooth Decay

Green tea destroys bacteria and viruses that cause many dental diseases. It also slows the growth of bacteria which leads to bad breath.

23. Green Tea and Stress

L-theanine, which is a kind of amino acids in green tea, can help relieve stress and anxiety.

24. Green Tea and Allergies

EGCG found in green tea relieves allergies.So, if you have allergies, you should really consider drinking green tea.

25. Green Tea and HIV

Scientists in Japan have found that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) in green tea can stop HIV from binding to healthy immune cells.What this means is that green tea can help stop the HIV virus from spreading.

Courtesy: A friend


Ali Dar said...

Nice! I didn't know it was that beneficial.

You know I like the green tea, if someone can make it for me. ;)

Syra said...

haha...good one lucas! :)
stop being lazy, make some for yourself and surprise your mom by making some for her too. :)
thanks to green tea-tea bags, it can be made quickly. boil one mug of water on stove or kettle..dip the kawa tea bag..add sugar according to taste and tadaaaa! green tea is ready.

Saadia said...

Amazing !!!

I like it too and it is a gift of this professional life for me also :)

hadi said...

I used to take green tea at work.....but then all of a sudden i stopped.....may be because i m a TEA LOVER.....

But i'll inshAllah try to develop the habit of taking at least a small cup of green tea (i need to do tht as i m already getting fatter)

Ali Dar said...

oh, I like green tea now, you know why :)

Farhan Hafeez said...

Thats a longgg list :) ... i like Ginseng ki Lemon wali green tea, with even more lemon in it :D .... but i still think that Milk rocks :P ... Plain and simple (Y)

Farhan Hafeez said...

and of course its Quick :) ...

Ali Dar said...

Farhan please mujhay "Ginseng ki Lemon wali green tea" pilayo na :(

Farhan Hafeez said...

Ghar aai .... pila doon ga :) ....

Syra said...

@farhan what's Ginseng? some brand?

@ali goodie :)

I recall, once me and saira (sak) were making green tea in office...we couldn't find a lemon so we squeezed an orange instead :)

but the best green tea is the one mama makes with her special comparison :)

Saira Andleeb said...

Saira, ginseng is the green tea we used take in the office, its actually some herb. Other brands like Lipton & Jasmine don't have this herb inside them.

I agree, the best green tea is the one made at home with moms specials ingredients :).

I am a green tea lover too :) ... The only thing that keeps my sinus problem away is 2 cups of green tea a day! :)

I also love Kashmiri tea. If you beat green tea a little and add milk to to it you get Kashmiri tea :)

Syra said...

o rite :).JazakAllah khayr for the response. There is also a brand called Herbs..the green box one..its pretty good too.

I like the namkeen (salty) version of kashmiri chai.

ISK said...

I wonder if the research was done on the Green Tea which we use!!!!!