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                      Green Tea - The Healthy Drink
                      By Dr. Tony Vendryes

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage on earth and has an over 4000 year history as a health
promoting drink. The tea plant technically known as Camellia sinensis produces green tea, black
tea and oolong tea. The difference in the type of tea is a result of the different ways the tea
leaves are processed after harvesting them. The majority of the tea currently available in Jamaica
and in the world is black tea.

Although all these three varieties of tea have health benefits, green tea is far superior to the
others in this regard. Medical research has confirmed what the Chinese have been saying for
centuries: that green tea contains special health preserving and revitalising power.

INGREDIENTS OF GREEN TEA

Antioxidants - Green tea contains a group of compounds called polyphenols. They are powerful
antioxidants which are responsible for the therapeutic properties of green tea. One of these
substances, called EGCG for short, is 200 times more powerful as an antioxidant than vitamin E.
Green tea contains much more antioxidants than black tea.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a stimulant which is present in green tea in much smaller amounts than in black tea or
coffee. In small amounts, can be an excellent energy enhancer, but it is best to limit one's intake,
as excess caffeine consumption may be unhealthy.

COMPARISON CHART OF CAFFEINE CONTENT OF COMMON

                    Beverage /1 serving             Caffeine content mg. per serve
                      Coffee (brewed)                            60-160
                       Coffee (instant)                          30-120
                   Coffee (decaffeinated)                          1-5
                         Soft drinks                             40 - 70
                          Black tea                              20-90
                         Green tea                                6-30
                       Hot chocolate                              2 - 20

OTHERS

Green tea contains over 500 aromatic oils as well as small amounts of several vitamins and
minerals.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - Green tea lowers the "bad" cholesterol while increasing the "good"
cholesterol. It reduces blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes and acts as a
blood thinner.

CANCER - In animal experiments, green tea extract prevented cancer of the lung, liver, prostate,
skin, oesophagus and colon. Human studies suggest that drinking two or more cups of green tea a
day reduced the overall risk of cancer by ten percent.

LONGEVITY Studies conducted on Japanese women showed that greater than average tea
drinkers had a lower mortality rate than other women. Researchers believe this to be due to a
stimulating effect of tea on the immune system.

ORAL HEALTH Research shows that drinking green tea protects the teeth and gums from disease.
The polyphenols in tea inhibits the growth of cavity forming bacteria.

So, consider making green tea your favorite drink. I personally recommend a convenient instant
green tea herbal concentrate, (Herbalifes Shapeworks – Instant Herbalife Beverage) which can be
used hot or cold and also contains additional health promoting herbs. Remember, an ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure.



Herbalife's ShapeWorks Instant Herbal Beverage) is a powerful green tea with all its benefits


                                  Sample Usage:
                                 Take 1/2 to 1 tsp
                                 2 – 4 times a day.
   Mix it with either hot water (you can add sugar, honey etc) or juice. Enjoy!!

								
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