Thursday, 16 October 2014

Adding Green Tea to Your Diet Chart

Today, Tea is one of the commonly consumed drinks in the world, and its curative properties have been widely revealed. Camellia sinensis is the plant whose leaves and leaf buds is used to produce this common brew, (black and green tea). Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than green tea. Unlike black tea, green tea production does not engage oxidation of tea leaves.  Black tea mostly, has stronger taste than the green tea. Whereas green tea usually goes down in its taste within a year, black tea holds its taste for more years. Hence, black tea has for a long been an object of business.  Even if green tea has newly seen a revival due to its alleged health benefits, black tea still accounts for majority of all the tea sold in the India and the West.
Balanced Diet Plan

Green tea is produced from steaming fresh leaves at high temperatures, the chemical i.e. “polyphenols” found in the tea contain 30-40 % of the extractable particles of dehydrated green tea leaves. The green tea has epicatechin, epicatechin 3 gallate, epigallo-catechin, and epigallo-catechin 3 gallate (EGCG), as key catechins with the latter having the most concentration. Green tea polyphenols has proven noteworthy anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer inhibiting, probiotic properties in numerous animal and human studies.

Clinical Suggestions

Cancer Prevention and Inhibition
A number of studies have verified green tea polyphenol’s defensive and inhibitory effects against formation and growth of tumor. Whereas the studies are not decisive, green tea polyphenols (mainly EGCG) may be useful in averting cancer of prostate, breast, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, and colon. There is also some indication that green tea poly phenols may be chemo preventative. Regular use of green tea in the lung, skin, and liver cancer, bladder and ovarian tumors inhibits the mutation of cancer cells.

Antioxidant for Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease
Many chronic disease condition and inflammation are a consequence of oxidation stress and generation of free radicals. These comprise heart disease (consequence from oxidation of LDL), several types of cancer, renal disease, damage because by ultraviolet rays on skin, as well as aging related diseases. Green tea polyphenols are potent free radical scavengers. It bonds with free radicals and neutralize them, averting the succession of the illness process.


Weight Management
Green tea extract’s thermogenic effects may play a role in weight management. Recent studies on thermogenic effects have found that the green tea increases the metabolic rate. A human study of green tea extract concluded that men taking the green tea burned additional 200-300 calories per day than did those in the placebo group, hence may be added as a food supplement in diabetic diet.

Supplementing Green Tea in Your Diet Chart

The exceptional antioxidant activity of Green tea is very promising in achieving optimal health may it be in non-communicable diseases or eliminating caused of high blood pressure. Almost all forms of green tea when tested inhibited the growth of, and partial weakening of established tumor, offered protection against sunburn, nutralised free radicals. Supplementing green tea with your healthy diet is a noble practice you can perform to live optimal health. Green tea is a very good cholesterol lowering food. It improves immunity, and excellent drink for glowing skin.

Suggested Use:

For Healthy people:
  • 1 Cup Green Tea (from a tea bag) may have a typical Green Tea Polyphenols (GTP) concentration  of 100 mg. Hence may be taken 5-6 times a day for optimal result
  • 1 scope protein powder with green tea (available from a leading food supplement brand) taken with 1 glass water – may contain GTP concentration of around 500 to 600 mg. May be taken one time a day for optimal result.
For people with chronic diseases:
  •  As suggested by your health adviser.