Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Number 9 - Green Tea

Recently increasing in popularity in the West, Green tea is produced from the Chinese plant Camellia sinensis.

Teas that can also be created with this plant are white tea, green tea, oolong, pu-erh tea, black tea and kukicha tea. It depends on the maturity of the plant in which tea is made, however kukicha tea is made with branches.

The tea has many health benefits including helping decrease cholesterol  levels, blood pressure, body fat and weight, and possibly helpful to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cancer. However, it can cause liver damage, and it is more harmful when digested on an empty stomach.

It is most popular in teas; in premade mixtures and teabags. It also can be used in flavouring food.

Twinings Green Tea (Source Unknown. Product of Twinings)

21 comments:

  1. the bad thing is nobody knows it can do any harm, they drink it like water and think it's healthy.

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  2. Yeah, nothing is good in extreme proportions.

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  3. Interesting. It's strage how so many herbal medicines come from China more so than in any other country except perhaps India or the US.

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  4. Really interesting stuff. Great post.

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  5. Hell yea, I love green tea!

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  6. I drink green tea every morning, it makes me feel much more alert than coffee and it doesn´t upset my stomach. Cool blog¡¡

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  7. Awesome for you aikino! A cup a day won't hurt, just don't have 50 :D Thank you!

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  8. I never drink tea, I guess I dont like the taste.

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  9. This is really cool, something i never had the chance to enjoy. maybe now ill start drinking tea.

    following (:

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  10. I prefer black tea, but green is also very healthy.

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  11. Its been so long since I've had tea... You've inspired me to make some right now. Thank you.

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  12. I've tried it but it just tasted like warm water :(

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  13. awsome blog, awsome post! followed!

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  14. Can't beat green tea! But I don't really like the twinings one.

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  15. That's interesting, I've never heard green tea can be harmful or cause liver damage. Can you please elaborate because I love green tea! I found an article that suggests increased amounts of green tea actually benefit the liver:

    http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.htm

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