Category Archives: Green Tea

Green Tea Mechanisms of Weight Loss

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Herbal Teas and Antioxidants

Evidence shows that black and green tea are rich in antioxidants, and it is these antioxidants that provide tea with some of its health effects. Antioxidants are important components of a healthy diet because they accumulate in tissues and protect … Continue reading

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Is It Worth Changing Tea Brands Regularly?

Tea is a healthy tea because it contains high amounts of antioxidants. The antioxidants in tea are dependent on the type of tea consumed. Green tea contains mainly flavonoids of the flavan-3-ol class called catechins. Catechins are known to have … Continue reading

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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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The Fluoride Content of Different Teas

Fluoride is almost ubiquitous in food. Because water contains trace amounts of fluoride naturally, and because fluoride is also added to drinking water, the mineral is present in nearly all foods. All drinks made with water are also likely to … 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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Green Tea Catechin for Tooth Health?

Tooth decay is caused by dental caries, or holes in the enamel coating of the teeth. These holes are caused by the dissolution of the tooth enamel by acid produced from bacteria. As the holes enlarge the structure of the … Continue reading

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On The Chemistry of Green Tea Catechins

Green tea catechins are a group of flavonoids that have been shown to have biological effects in humans and animals. The catechins are absorbed from green tea and then have anti-cancer, cardioprotective and weight loss effects. However, green tea catechins … Continue reading

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Why Does the L-Theanine Content of Tea Vary?

Tea is a unique source of an amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine is of interest to nutritionists because evidence suggests that L-theanine can alter brain chemistry which result in changes to brain wave pattern. These changes cause the excitability of … Continue reading

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L-Theanine: It’s Effects on Mental State

L-theanine is an amino acid found in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis). When tea is brewed, L-theanine passes from the tea leaves into the water. Consuming tea therefore provides a source of L-theanine, and studies show that the L-theanine from … Continue reading

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