Category Archives: Green Tea

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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Another Reason that Green Tea is a Healthy Drink

Green tea is considered a healthy drink. This is based on a large body of evidence that shows that regular consumption of green tea may have a number of beneficial health effects. In particular, green tea has been shown to … Continue reading

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Green Tea as An Antidepressant

Tea (Camellia sinensis) is the most commonly drunk beverage in the world following water. Evidence suggests that tea has particular health effects and these may stem from the polyphenolic antioxidants contained within tea leaves. The most abundant polyphenols in tea … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Tea

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