Researchers find key mechanism in green tea anti-cancer properties By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn+ , 29-Jan-2015
Green tea and apple compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may trigger a process which sees oral cancer cells killed while healthy cells are left untouched, according to US researchers.
In vitro findings suggest that EGCG polyphenols cause oxidative damage in oral cancer cell mitochondria, which supply energy to the cells, and then spread to other parts of the cells causing them to die by attacking their antioxidant gene defenses. Healthy cells are not adversely affected and could even see their protective abilities increased. Oral cancer kills over 8,000 Americans every year and affects more than 43,000.
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Matcha is a type of green tea that comes in powdered form. Matcha tea is prepared by whisking matcha powder with hot water, which forms a frothy liquid. Matcha powder is also sometimes used as an ingredient in foods and non-tea beverages (such as smoothies).
Long used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, matcha has recently gained popularity among tea drinkers in Western countries. Read the rest of this entry →
Matcha is a green tea in powdered form often used as a component in cooking and in the traditional tea ceremony of Japan. This tea is quite different from several other normal green teas due to its unique processing mechanism. In addition, when black and green tea is boiled and drained, this matcha does not go through the same process. Its entire tea leaf is consumed. Matcha tea contains very little calories and sodium content. Apart from vitamins and protein, matcha is also rich in fiber and antioxidants compared to other steeped teas.
There are several reasons to consider Matcha as one of the healthy green tea which is widely used across the globe. Some of the most prominent and talked about matcha health benefits include:
By Michael A. Smith, MD
The popularity of green tea is well-deserved and completely understandable given the numerous health benefits it offers. Not a day goes by without some new clinical research demonstrating its benefits and solidifying its top position in the supplement industry. But emerging cardiovascular research is about to turn green tea black. Read the rest of this entry →
A long-term study by the Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment found a correlation between regular consumption of black tea and reduced risk of stroke. Read the rest of this entry →
by Dr Ronald Hoffman
Clinical Nutritionist for the Hoffman Center. Faculty member of the American College for the Advancement in Medicine
Avoid Karoshi! In Japansese, karoshi means “death from over work.” Stress is legendary in Japan — so much so that according to Labor Ministry statistics there had been twenty-one case of karoshi in 1987, twenty-nine cases in 1988 and thirty cases in 1989. But a liaison council of attorneys established in 1988 to monitor deaths from overwork estimated in 1990 that over 10,000 people were dying each year from karoshi. Read the rest of this entry →
Self Medicating Anxiety with Tea? by John Lee
Reducing Anxiety with Theanine
Making the case for a cup of tea…an amino acid in tea may be just what you need to feel less anxious.
Whether taken as a supplement or in cups of tea, l-theanine is safe and helps many people reduce stress and anxiety. Research shows that l-theanine induces alert/relaxed thinking states, reduces your fight-or flight response to stressful events and helps protect the mind from stress-linked thinking and memory deficits. Read the rest of this entry →
Research has long shown the antioxidant properties and health benefits of drinking tea, but new findings suggest that tea may also have significant preventative properties against chronic disease.
Recent findings were discussed Wednesday at the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health in Washington, D.C.
“If there’s anything that can confidently be communicated to the public, it’s the ability of tea to be associated and demonstrated in the primary prevention of chronic disease,” says meeting chair Jeffrey Blumberg, a professor in Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston. Read the rest of this entry →
USDA analysis questions green tea supplements as alternatives to tea leaves By Stephen Daniells, 12-Apr-2011
THIS IS ANOTHER INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM ‘ NUTRA INGREDIENTS’:
USDA analysis questions green tea supplements as alternatives to tea leaves By Stephen Daniells, 12-Apr-2011 The chemical composition of commercially available green tea-based dietary supplements is not the same as green tea beverages, and some contain non-tea ingredients like fenugreek, says a new analysis from the USDA.