Category Archives: Catechin

The Main Differences Between Tea and Coffee

Tea and coffee are two of the most commonly drunk beverages after water. Both tea and coffee have some interesting health properties, and are quite similar in this respect. However, the chemistry of tea and coffee reflects some of the … Continue reading

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The Antioxidant Effects of Green Tea

Green tea is a decoction made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Green tea has been extensively researched for its phytochemical content and its health effects. Green tea is a source of catechin flavonoids, and it is these … Continue reading

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Flavonoids Against Obesity

Flavonoids are a group of secondary plant metabolites that are found in high concentrations in fruits and vegetables. Plant based diets contain high concentrations of flavonoids. The main categories of flavonoids are flavones, flavanones, flavonols, flavanols, isoflavones and proanthocyanidins and … Continue reading

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Green Tea: Protective Effects Against Stress

Green tea is a rich source of polyphenolic phytochemicals. In particular it contains high amounts of the catechin variety of flavonoids. Evidence suggests that these catechins may have health benefits in humans and animals. One protective effect of green tea … Continue reading

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Catechins Improve Anxiety: The CREB Pathway

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals with interesting nutritional properties. They have a number of health effects including the ability to regulate mood. Application of green tea to animals has been shown to improve the spatial learning and memory declines … Continue reading

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Catechins for Anxiety and Depression

Catechins are a group of phytochemicals  that belong to the flavonoid class. Chemically catechins are flavan-3-ols. Catechins are found in plant foods and good sources include apples and tea. Catechins may have beneficial effects against mood disorders and may be … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil and Catechins for anxiety?

Plant foods have been shown to have beneficial effects against inflammation. This may relate to the phytochemicals they contain, many of which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. For example, coconut oil may be anti-inflammatory in nature because the … Continue reading

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Green Tea Mechanisms of Weight Loss

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The Weight Loss Effects Of EGCG

Green tea has been evidenced to possess weight loss effects in humans. Of the constituents of green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is thought to be partly responsible for the physiological effects of green tea, and may have particular weight loss … Continue reading

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Does Drinking Green Tea Protect Your Teeth?

Green tea is a decoction made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Unlike black tea, green tea is not oxidised during processing, and so green tea retains more of the original phytochemicals present in tea leaves. One chemical … Continue reading

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