Restore Life to the Senses
Polyphenols are Antioxidants – elements that protect our cells from toxins that come from air pollution, chemicals from processed food & preservatives, & damaging oxidants. The Anti-oxidants in Green Tea are called Catechins.
What antioxidants do?
Antioxidants help protect the body from potentially harmful substances called free-radicals, which can damage tissues, cells and genes. Free-radicals are naturally produced by the body.
What are catechins?
Catechins are flavanoids phytochemical com[pounds that appear predominantly in green tea. There are four catechins in green tea: namely – gallocatechin (GC), epicathecin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
What are EGCG antioxidants?
Research by the University of Kansas shows that EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) antioxidant is the most powerful among the polyphenols found in tea leaves, fruits and vegetables. Actually it is 100 times stronger than vitamin C and 25 times more potent than vitamin E in protecting DNA.
Refreshes The Body
Green tea has a strong stimulation effect. It has a advantage over coffee because green tea combines with catechin to produce a milder more natural energizing effect.
Control High Blood Pressure
The catechins in green tea impede the action of angiotensin, a chemical in the blood, which is known to cause high blood pressure.
Protect Against Heart Disease
Green tea mildly lowers total cholesterol levels by decreasing LDL “bad” cholesterol and increasing HDL “good” cholesterol.
Deters Food Poisoning
Green tea has ability to kill certain bacteria for instance, its strong sterilizing effect on bacteria is used in the treatment of diarrhea.
Manages Proper Body Weight
Green tea also causes carbohydrates to be released slowly, preventing sharp increases in blood – insulin levels. This promotes the burning of fat.
Daily consumption of green tea is sufficient amount help prolong life. Experts believe that the powerful antioxidizing agents of green tea restrain aging.