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6 Green Tea Benefits For Health And Beauty

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What’s all the hype about green tea? People say that there are so many health benefits associated with drinking green tea, but which ones are true and which ones are myths? We are here to put an end to the misconceptions by just giving you the cold hard facts. The important thing to remember is that green tea is full of beneficial flavonoids and phytochemicals that go beyond the regular nutrients you get from plant-based foods.

 

Green, black, white, and oolong tea all come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, which is native to Asia. If all of these teas come from the same plant, how are they different? This comes down to the way that the teas are processed. White tea is minimally processed, but oolong and black teas are typically fermented. They get heated and completely oxidize, which transitions them into the black spectrum. Green tea leaves are quickly heated and minimally oxidized, which is why they retain the green color.

 

Most teas, be they herbal or caffeinated, have powerful benefits. When it comes to green tea, though, it has superior antioxidants that give it unique benefits. See the following.

 

Helps With Weight Loss:

Solely drinking green tea will not magically make the weight fall off, but there are elements of green tea that can help promote weight loss. Drinking green tea helps to oxidize the blood and it is associated with higher energy levels. This makes people burn about 100 extra calories over a 24-hour period.

 

Bye Bye Cholesterol:

Several studies have shown that people who regularly consumed green tea experienced lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. Additional research points to the fact that green tea helps to lower overall cholesterol, primarily due to the compound Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG).

 

Dark Circles Disappear:

While green tea has skin-enhancing benefits, the tannins in the tea leaves can help to get rid of dark circles or puffy eyes. All you have to do is place chilled, brewed teabags on your eyes for about 15 minutes, once a day.

 

Strengthened Bones:

A recent study at Texas Tech University conducted an experiment to see the effects of green tea on postmenopausal women, who have an extreme risk of osteoporosis. For six months, they drank four cups of green tea a day. The results showed that they had improved bone formation, reduced inflammation, and stronger muscles. The flavonoids and antioxidants in green tea work to reduce a person’s risk of osteoporosis.

 

Cancer-Fighting:

The National Cancer Institute has made the case that the polyphenols, particularly EGCG, help to protect cells from DNA damage caused by reactive oxygen species. Additional studies have shown that regular consumption of green tea leads to a reduced cancer risk. One particular study found that green tea consumption was linked to a decreased risk of stomach cancer risk in women.

 

Brain Booster:

Green tea consumption has been linked to higher scores on cognitive tests, as opposed to people who do not consume green tea. While more research still needs to be conducted, some evidence is pointing to the fact that consuming green tea may help ward off early onset dementia.

 

How To Buy The Best Green Tea:

  • It is best to buy tea that is fair trade, meaning that the people are taken care of and the quality of the product is higher.
  • Try to buy organic to avoid herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers, all of which are known hormone disruptors and cancer promoters.
  • Consider the tea bag. This isn’t always the first thing that is considered when buying tea. Most commercial tea bags are bleached and contain chemicals that can negate the benefits of the tea you are drinking. Buy loose leaf tea or tea from a trusted company.

 

How To Drink Green Tea:

Most people say that anything goes when it comes to how you drink tea. You can drink it hot or cold, but don’t load it up with sugar or honey. It is best to drink it plain, but you can use a little stevia or raw agave as natural sweeteners. When you steep the tea, try to steep it for about 3-5 minutes for maximum benefits.

 

Sources:

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/09/new-reasons-to-drink-more-tea/262599/

https://www.prevention.com/food/i-drank-green-tea-every-day-for-a-month

http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-green-tea

2017-10-03T15:49:33+00:00

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    Q: I would like to know what are the benefits of green food drinks (superfoods as I've heard them called) and how often could I drink them in a day. Thank you in advance for your wisdom!

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    The benefits are all positive: alkaline, energizing, nutritious, rich in chlorophyll, antioxidant, etc. and you can drink them as much as you like, just like many people drink wine, beer, coffee, Kool-Aid, milk, etc. as much as they like and never worry about it. It's all good!

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    Q: My youngest son had a very bright green stool last night and I saw that it means acidic foods that he has eaten... I am kind of just getting the hang of this eating right and haven't been hard on the kids with it... what I want to know is what am I supposed to feed a two year old that won't hurt him? I want him to be healthy.

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    Feed him food: fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and some grains! Try vegan food options. You can find many entrees at Whole Foods Market!

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    Q: First off, let me say, I am soooo happy to have caught the DHERBS advertising while listening to WVON radio in Chicago, IL. This is a very professional, informed and wholistic website. Kudos to the DHERBS team! Secondly, I currently don't take a vitamin/mineral supplemant, but was leaning to the Green Vibrance powder product (are you familiar with this brand), as I've talked to several health food reps, and they spoke of it's popularity within the health industry, the need for vitamins/minerals from a natural green source, and it's potency over pills, being that it's a powder and will digest better, versus pills which come from potentially harmful, scientific sources and, since they're in pill form, aren't absorbed by the body 100%. I was hoping to get a DHERB rep's opinion on GREEN VIBRANCE versus your mineral/vitamin supplemants. I hope you'd be unbiased, as you'd be commenting on a competitor product, as I truly am searching for the best product. I thank you in advance for your time and reply!

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    I am delighted you enjoy the Dherbs website. Thank you for your words! Green Vibrance is a pretty good product and would supply you with much needed nutrition as mostly all green foods will. My only concern with the product (Green Vibrance) is the mixing of ingredients. I don't believe in mixing fruits with greens due to the mixture of acids and alkalines. A green food product should be TOTALLY "green foods" only and nothing else. Green Vibrance mixes citrus/acids i.e. grape seed extract, acerola berry juice powder with green foods in addition to bee pollen, royal jelly, wheat germ, etc. Also, as a vegan (strict vegetarian), I object to BEE POLLEN and ROYAL JELLY being used. These are from living entities (insects/animals). I also object to SOY as well which is in the product! Other than this, Green Vibrance is a great product that I would endorse as a source of organic nutrition and dietary fiber. Dherbs MULTI-VITAMINS AND MINERALS FORMULA and other products that are in pill form are in VEGAN capsules that dissolve 100%. At Dherbs.Com, we only use the BEST! Our product is 100% botanical! However, as far as absorption, NOTHING absorbs better than liquid and nothing is better as a source of minerals, vitamins, amino acids than FULVIC ACID which we sell as KHEMETIAN GOLD. This stuff is POWERFUL! 1000% pure nutrition! Do your research on Fulvic and Humic Acid and you'll see why I'm saying what I'm saying! So basically, Beloved, either way (Green Vibrance or VITAMIN B COMPLEX and/or KHEMETIAN GOLD) you'll be getting much needed nutrition! It's your choice! We value and respect free will and we don't believe in competition nor do we have to belittle, negate, or condemn another product or company to make a sale. Our primary concern is that people get what they need nutrition-wise and it doesn't have to come from us. Our goal is not to just sell products, but to properly educate people about human health and that's why we offer 175+ free articles in addition to 100+ products! Peace and Love --- and thank you for your interest in Dherbs.Com! p.s. - read our testimonials on our site and listen to (read about) the American people on what they are experiencing with Dherbs.Com products!

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    Q: How would I make the Green Drink?

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    Blend via a juicer, parsley, and cilantro add any other vegetables you might like!

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    Q: I am sensitive to herbal supplements like spirulina, green tea and gingseng; they cause my heart to race. I would love to do the FULL BODY DETOX but see some of these herbs are used in the products associated with the detox. What would you suggest I do in this case?

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    You may have problems with herbs individually but our herbs are BALANCED due to the combination and so you wouldn't have a problem with the FULL BODY DETOX (because no one individual herbs stands out in a formula).

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    Q: Is taking a green food drink while detoxing helpful?

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    Yes (depending on the brand of green food drink). Green juices can have a myriad of healing benefits, helping to purify the blood and detoxify your organs and tissues.

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    Q: I go out of town Saturday the 23rd. I complete my anti-viral kit mon. the 24th. I am also staying out of town thru Thanksgiving at relatives. There will be traditional dinner (turkey, etc.) I will not be able to take my test after I finish this kit on the 24th because I will be out of town. What do you suggest? But then Christmas is coming....more food and relatives. What is your suggestion? Should I start over from scratch after the holidays? My other question is....I see now there is a green cell food regimen, should I FBD, green cell kit and then anti-viral kit? What do you think is best for me to get optimal health and results?

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    Abstain from cleansing if you are going to eat holiday food. keep it real! I would suggest performing in this order: FULL BODY DETOX, ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN, and then 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE. Work on your mind too (see NEW MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL coming next week).

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    You are taking all that you need, and getting 100% nutrition!

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    Is it true that green string bean juice speeds healing of diabetic foot ulcers? Do you have other remedies for this problem also? Thank You. RESPONSE: It is true! Brussel sprouts juiced is also great. A natural insulin effect on the pancreas! For Dherbs products on Diabetes and Ulcers see links below.

    First perform the Full Body Detox, followed by the Pancreas Cleanse and Regimen, lastly perform the 10 Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse. These cleanses should be performed every 4-6 months. After cleanses, if needed consider Pancreas Formula, Pancreas Auxiliary Formula, Sugar Buster, Pancreas Tea , and Circul-Aid Formula as a daily maintenance formulas. For ulcers after cleanses consider the Ulcer Buster, and the Electric Greens Cell Food Formula.

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    We would recommend you purchase the Weight Release Formula, Bowel Motion, which are under $50 total. To achieve the best results, we suggest you improve your diet while on the formulas.

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    Q: What is green tea good for?

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    Stimulating the central nervous system, improving circulation, and toning the heart.

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    Q: What is green tea good for?

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    Stimulating the central nervous system, improving circulation, and toning the heart.

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    Q: What is green tea good for?

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    Stimulating the central nervous system, improving circulation, and toning the heart.

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    Q: I started my full body detox program yesterday and this morning I stopped into Jamba Juice to get a wheatgrass shot. I also got a pomegranate juice, strawberry, peach and mango drink with a mega green tea boost...I drank maybe about 4 oz of the drink and trashed it. I had the worst headache I've ever experienced in my life! Was it from the sugar in the juice? They claim to be all-natural or was it from the fasting? Would you recommend this establishment for those seeking to get their body clean?

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    It's best to stay on raw fruit and vegetable juices during your detox. Or, try some of the recipes for smoothies, vegetable juice, and delicious herbal teas mentioned and listed in the Full Body Detox Companion ($20)

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    Q: Today makes day 9 of my FULL BODY DETOX (FBD). This morning I have an outbreak on my hand. I have been practicing telling myself I am Healing, but my job is stressful and yesterday I had a stressful day and this morning the outbreak on my right hand. Could this be part of my healing process? Can you suggest what I can do to alleviate the stress at work so this will not block my healing process of herpes? I am following the diet; however I have been kind of burnt out at times on the salads so I at least eat a salad and a bowl of steamed brown rice and frozen green peas that are steamed for 3 min. Is that considered following the diet? I still eat my fruit for breakfast daily, my salad for lunch and steamed broccoli (5min) and for dinner another salad, but for a few days I have eaten the rice and steam green peas. I basically want to know is it alright so if I eat it in the future.

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    You have to learn to deal with your stress and stop reacting to it. Your subconscious mind is greatly blocked and therefore you have to realize your healing will come very slow. At a deep level you still believe herpes is incurable and your body is giving you this (despite the healing crisis of outbreaks on the hand). Your dietary deviation is understandable and not that bad but if you are tiring of salads opt for other things to eat. We list a few raw foods alternative recipes in our "ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL" e-book available for download. Check it out!

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    A: Thank you for contacting us.  Unfortunately we cannot advise on the use of individual herbs or the combination of herbs you're referring to.  We can only advise on our herbal supplements and how they work.

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    Q: I just receive my order yesterday (9/15/08) I started today which is 9/16/08. I know I can drink green tea but can I put splenda in it or do I have to drink it plain? I know I can eat fruit in the morning for breakfast can it be like 2 oranges and that's all?

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    Splenda is not to be consumed while on the cleanses. It's an artificial sugar that isn't good for the body. The only sweeteners that you can consume are stevia. maple syrup grade b and agave nectar. You can eat as much fruit as you want when you want.

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    Q: I have incorporated fish into my diet because I have been craving. Is moderation okay.... meaning my fruits for breakfast a regular lunch with salad and a salad for dinner okay to pretty much moderate other foods? It is challenging for me to become a vegan. Do you have any suggestions on how to still eat healthy to maintain an alkalized body with certain foods with moderation that are not raw? I still drink my green veggies at least twice a day. I am praying that my results will be negative.

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    FISH IN MODERATION IS OKAY FOR YOU. TO MAINTAIN ALKALINITY, DESPITE THE ACID-FORMING THINGS YOU EAT, JUST MAKE SURE TO EAT AS MANY GREEN FOODS AS POSSIBLE. YOU CAN ALSO TAKE 6 CAPSULES OF ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD TOO! YOU’RE DOING GOOD SO KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS POSITIVE AND ON YOUR DESIRES.

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    Q: For about 2.5 months I have been on the path of taking care of my temple (body). I am more dedicated than I have been in the past. One I was diagnose with so-called diabetes (type II) took the pills (made me sicker than I was) and now my doctor has stressed taking insulin injections. Which I am totally against it. Since I have been taking the Pancreas formula, changed my diet (no meats, juicing, fresh fruits, green veggies (organic))& vigorous exercise (cardio), my A1c has gone from 10.9 to 8.6(should be 6.5) in the span of 2mths. Glucose 137 (should be 70-125) has been high as 238 and higher. However, my doctor insist that my diabetes is not controlled, and will not get better because the pancreas function in type2 diabetics declines as time goes on. Therefore, insulin injection will deter kidney failure, heart attack, body amputations, and blindness. I know our emotions help with the conditions of the disease body. What can I do to continue to lower blood sugars to a healthy level? Lower trigylcerides and cholesterol(lower in the last two months)? My blood pressure is 122/80.

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    Performing the Pancreas kit and regimen as much and as often as you can and you'll get your desired results.

    Great maintenance formulas include CIRCUL-AID, PANCREAS FORMULA, SUGAR BUSTER, and BIO-INSULIN.

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    Q: I have a 7 month old baby girl name Neffera. I breast fed her for about 4 1/2 months. I have been giving her soy infant formula and really do not feel right about it. I also have been giving her the Gerber organic green beans, peas, applesauce, ect. She has a lot of congestion and mucus like I have never seen before ever in a baby. I am not sure what has caused all of this mucus, but I want to strengthen her immune system and feed her better. What do you suggest?

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    Wow, Beloved! I'll tell you what caused all that mucus: the soy-based infant formula which is crap!!!! Plus, those baby foods. Gerber's is CRAP!!!!! You must undo the damage you unintentionally done via ignorance. Please read our article on "ALTERNATIVE INFANT FORMULA MILK" and learn to make alternative formulas for your baby. You must also start making your own baby food. You must do these things to reverse the serious harm you've done to your baby. All wrong can be righted by doing the right thing. I would highly, highly, highly recommend you schedule a 1-hour health consultation (only $100) a.s.a.p. There's just so much that needs to be explained to you so that child can make a speedy recovery. Time here won't allow it, so a consultation is best!