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"There are no adverse effects of ginseng tea to worry about. GREEN TEA Widely consumed in Asian countries, green tea is believed to have antioxidant and anticancer effects. Steeping fresh leaves in very hot (not quite boiling) water makes green tea, which inactivates oxidizing enzymes and leaves intact polyphenols, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties in animal models. Based on this evidence, many consider green tea to be healthful, and many Japanese drink large quantities of it. Green tea extracts sold as supplements in the U.S."
- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

"So if you want to drink some ginseng tea to make yourself feel better, go ahead and enjoy it. There are no adverse effects of ginseng tea to worry about. GREEN TEA Widely consumed in Asian countries, green tea is believed to have antioxidant and anticancer effects. Steeping fresh leaves in very hot (not quite boiling) water makes green tea, which inactivates oxidizing enzymes and leaves intact polyphenols, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties in animal models."

- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

"THE FROTH OF LIQUID JADE: GREEN TEA After water, tea is the most popular drink in the world. Green tea, called the "froth of liquid jade" and the "elixir of life" by ancient Chinese poets,22 is such a healthful brew that you should add it to your repertoire of disease fighters and drink, at the very least, two cups daily. Although black, oolong, and green teas are all made from the leaf of the plant Camellia sinenis, green tea is the only one of the three in which the leaves are not crushed and oxidized. Instead they are steamed which prevents oxidation, then they are rolled and dried."
- Harry G. Preuss, Brenda Adderly, The Prostate Cure: The Revolutionary, Natural Approach to Treating Enlarged Prostates (BPH) (Get the book.)

"Drink Clean Avoid or limit coffee and tea. Choose organic, decaffeinated coffee and/or herbal teas instead. Try drinking products that have been decaffeinated by a chemical-free water process, such as the Swiss Water Process; otherwise, decaf drinks can be yet another source of toxins. I recommend switching to green tea if you must have your daily cup. Avoid or significandy minimize alcoholic beverages."
- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

"Green tea contains powerful chemicals called "catechins" that are very good antioxidants, but they are lost if the green tea leaves are simply picked off a tea tree and allowed to dry. During the time they are drying, naturally occurring enzymes in the tea leaves turn the leaves brown, as the result of breaking down the catechins (see black tea, below). If the tea leaves are immediately steamed or heated, the process can be prevented, protecting the catechins from being broken down."
- David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., What Color is Your Diet? (Get the book.)

"Green tea has been promoted for its beneficial effects on heart health as well as for other reasons. In the Ohsaki National Health Insurance Cohort Study, an eleven-year study of 40,530 Japanese adults ages forty to seventy-nine, green-tea consumption was associated with a reduced risk of death and death related to cardiovascular disease.56 I am not ready to accept the results of this study, because people who drink green tea may be more health conscious in general, and this may have led to biased results. A double-blind randomized trial of green tea is needed."
- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

"Green Tea Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is a highly popular beverage in China, Japan, and Korea, and may constitute 20% of the world's consumption of tea. In recent years, food scientists have identified health benefits connected to drinking tea. The primary chemical compounds found in green tea are called polyphenolic catechins and represent 17% to 30% of the dry weight of green tea leaves. Catechins are many times stronger than vitamin E in defending the body against free radicals, thus supporting the immune system's responsiveness."
- Burton Goldberg, Alternative Medicine Guide to Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"During the time they are drying, naturally occurring enzymes in the tea leaves turn the leaves brown, as the result of breaking down the catechins (see black tea, below). If the tea leaves are immediately steamed or heated, the process can be prevented, protecting the catechins from being broken down. In some experiments, where the ability to protect DNA from oxidation was studied, green tea was 2,500 times as potent as beta-carotene as an antioxidant. Green tea also prevents tumor cells from growing new blood vessels, which is one of the main ways tumors grow and spread in the body."
- David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., What Color is Your Diet? (Get the book.)

"This omelet, plus coffee or tea, is your breakfast. If you drink tea, choose green tea. Lunch could consist of canned tuna fish or salmon with low-fat mayonnaise and cucumber slices on top of a slice of lettuce. For a change of pace, eat four to six slices of low-fat sliced cheese with mustard, or go with the tofu cheese. Use nuts as snacks if you get hungry between lunch and dinner. Dinner requires a bit more work in that you will have to prepare the main dish—either chicken, turkey, or fish. If you crave red meat, that's okay, but not more than once a week."
- Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D., Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong (Get the book.)

"Rooibos, sometimes referred to as red tea, is native to South Africa. With a distinct but not overpowering sweet, earthy taste, its mildness is a pleasant flavor addition to many recipes. The leaves of the rooibos plant are commonly used to make a tea-like infusion. Similar to green tea in several nutritional respects, rooibos is most coveted for its high level of antioxidants and alkaline-forming properties. Unlike green tea, rooibos does not contain caffeine. While the leaf is rich in minerals and trace minerals, most of this value does not transfer to the water when the leaves are steeped."
- Brendan Brazier, The Thrive Diet: The Whole Food Way to Lose Weight, Reduce Stress, and Stay Healthy for Life (Get the book.)

"Tea, green (8 oz.) tea, white (8 oz.) Hot chocolate (8 oz.) Coffee, decaf (8 oz.) Pepsi-Cola (8 oz.) Snapple sweet tea (8 oz.) Caffeine content (mg) 80-135 40-60 45 15-20 15 14 2-4 55 12 Alcohol Multiple studies have confirmed that drinking more than two glasses of alcohol per day, whether it's beer, wine, or hard liquor, will increase your risk of breast cancer by roughly 40 percent. The results from a study of more than 150,000 women from around the world have shown that the more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Finish with Earl Grey tea. LUNCH 6 oz. baked salmon on a 6 oz. garden salad with olive oil and vinegar with a few whole-wheat or rice crackers. Finish with green tea. DINNER 4-6 oz. lean steak or veal with 4 oz. steamed green beans, toasted almonds, and cranberries. Finish with a cup of oolong tea. HEALTHY 2 oz. cottage cheese with grapes SNACKS x/z cup plain yogurt with blueberries 1 soft-boiled egg with some baby carrots 1 green apple with 2 tablespoons of almonds By increasing your consumption of phenylalanine and tyrosine, you can restore your dopamine to optimal levels."
- Eric R. Braverman, The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced Brain Advantage (Get the book.)

"Green tea protects the digestive tract from carcinogens that could otherwise harm the stomach, intestine, or colon and could even influence cancer development throughout the body. Among these harmful carcinogens is a class of mutagens derived by metabolic oxidation of certain heterocyclic amines (HCA). These potentially harmful HCAs are formed during the cooking, especially frying, of meats and fish and enter the digestive tract when the food is eaten. They are believed to be a major contributor to cancer. Dr. John H."
- Lester A. Mitscher and Victoria Toews, The Green tea Book (Get the book.)

"The amount of caffeine in just a few cups of tea can increase endurance and intensity during exercise. Researchers have concluded that caffeine enhances performance by increasing levels of free fatty acids in the blood; these fatty acids are then used as an energy source, sparing the body's reserves of glycogen (the storage form of glucose). The consensus of the researchers is that the ergogenic effect of caffeine is significant; it may as much as double endurance.16 Moderate doses of caffeine can increase the body's basal metabolic rate by approximately 10 percent."

- Lester A. Mitscher and Victoria Toews, The Green tea Book (Get the book.)

"The tea ceremonies of Japan are conceived in the spirit of the Taoist earthly paradise. The tearoom, called "the abode of fancy," is an ephemeral structure built to enclose a moment of poetic intuition. Called too "the abode of vacancy," it is devoid of ornamentation. Temporarily it contains a single picture or flower-arrangement. The teahouse is called "the abode of the unsymmetrical": the unsymmetrical suggests movement; the purposely unfinished leaves a vacuum into which the imagination of the beholder can pour."
- Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell (Get the book.)

"Choose plain, unflavored tea, green tea, and coffee—or better yet, caffeine-free herbal teas. These all can be made cold or hot. As you'll learn in Chapter 16, tea, particularly green tea, is a better choice to begin the day than coffee. Although both black and green tea contain caffeine and are diuretics, they are rich in antioxidant compounds and can lower glucose and triglyceride levels. In contrast, coffee raises glucose levels. CRACKERS. Look for the lowest-carbohydrate, 100-percent whole-grain rye cracker you can find."
- Jack Challem, Burton Berkson, Melissa Diane Smith, Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance (Get the book.)

"Green Tea Green tea contains potent antioxidant and polyphenol compounds called catechins, which have been shown to enhance energy in human clinical trials, help balance glucose levels, and protect against the development of atherosclerosis. Study results suggest that the polyphenols in green tea may interfere with the absorption of cholesterol in the intestinal tract and promote its elimination from the body."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"The simplest object, framed by the controlled simplicity of the tea house, stands out in mysterious beauty, its silence holding the secret of temporal existence. Each guest is permitted to complete the experience in relation to himself. The members of the company thus contemplate the universe in miniature, and become aware of their hidden fellowship with the immortals. The great tea masters were concerned to make of the divine wonder an experienced moment; then out of the teahouse the influence was carried into the home; and out of the home distilled into the nation."
- Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell (Get the book.)

"Theophylline is a powerful stimulant to the heart, respiratory system, and kidneys, which correlates with research showing that tea preserves the healthy function of the cardiovascular system. Finally, theobromine has functions similar to the other two methylxanthines, but its stimulating effects are the weakest of the three compounds. See the table on page 15 for information about the content of caffeine and theophylline in foods and beverages."
- Lester A. Mitscher and Victoria Toews, The Green tea Book (Get the book.)

"Another investigation conducted by the same research group examined the effects of tea polyphenols on plaque deposition in human subjects. At the start of this study, thirty-five volunteers aged eighteen to twenty-nine were given thorough dental examinations and the level of bacteria in their mouths was measured. Then, for each of two four-day periods, the volunteers followed experimental oral hygiene procedures."

- Lester A. Mitscher and Victoria Toews, The Green tea Book (Get the book.)

"I stop and breathe, and breathe again, here in the quiet where, in a long-ago forgotten time, these needles were gathered to make into tea to chase away the winter woes, here where I stand, perhaps, breathing, letting the green breath of this elder pine fill me with oxygen. Then slowly I exhale, watching my steaming carbon dioxide-laden breath float to the outstretched arms of my sky-touching friend, and I breathe."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"If you drink tea, choose green tea. Lunch could consist of canned tuna fish or salmon with low-fat mayonnaise and cucumber slices on top of a slice of lettuce. For a change of pace, eat four to six slices of low-fat sliced cheese with mustard, or go with the tofu cheese. Use nuts as snacks if you get hungry between lunch and dinner. Dinner requires a bit more work in that you will have to prepare the main dish—either chicken, turkey, or fish. If you crave red meat, that's okay, but not more than once a week. Limiting red meat reduces your fat intake while still giving you a lot of protein."
- Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D., Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong (Get the book.)

"Green tea (.Camellia sinensis) is one of my favorite herbs for women's health. It contains a small amount of caffeine, which supports stamina and reduces fatigue. Newer research also indicates green tea can stimulate metabolism to help avoid weight gain or contribute to weight loss. And in addition to green tea's having been shown in clinical studies to help prevent breast cancer, its overall antioxidant activity is important for generalized immune function. The recommended daily dose of green tea is 250 mg. St."
- Holly Lucille, Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Woman's Guide to Safe Natural Hormone Health (Get the book.)

"Lu Yii wrote the world's first comprehensive book on tea—the tea Classic, as it became known—in a.d. 780. According to Lu Yii, The effect of tea is cooling. As a drink it suits very well people of self-restraint and good conduct. When feeling hot, thirsty, depressed, suffering from headache, fatigue of the four limbs, or pains in the joints, one should drink tea only, four or five times [a day]. The Chinese government started to levy taxes on tea in a.d. 793."
- Peter James, Nick Thorpe, Ancient Inventions (Get the book.)

"Black tea, green tea, and roasted tea were mutagenic to S. typhimurium strain TA100 in the absence of added enzymes (Nagao et_ al., 1979). When extracts of Aspergillus niger or human feces containing enzymes capable of hydrolyzing glycosides were added, tea became mutagenic to £. typhimurium strain TA98 (Nagao et al., 1979; Tamura et al., 1980). Acid hydrolysis of green or black tea also caused mutagenic activity to be released (Uyeta et al., 1981)."
- Committee on Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer, Assembly of Life Sciences National Research Council, Diet, Nutrition and Cancer (Get the book.)

"Green tea has been shown to lower risks of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stroke, cancer, gum disease, and even bone loss. Hundreds of studies have reported the benefits of green tea, which include reduced heart disease, lower triglycerides, less blood clotting, and lowered breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer, with less recurrence of cancer as well. It has been touted as a weight loss tool because it supports leptin, the hormone that controls our appetite and helps us burn fat."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"You can get plenty of K from green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and bok choy. tea, especially green tea, is rich in vitamin K. Make sure to take a daily multivitamin that contains 75 to 100 percent (80 to 120 micrograms) of your DRI for vitamin K. Potassium Your body needs potassium to maintain acid-base balance, strengthen bones, and lower blood pressure, and the best source of potassium is food. Vegetables, fruits, and fresh seafood contain potassium, but grain-based foods have very little."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Fluoride in green tea may Increase the cariostatic action in combination with other properties in the tea. Extracts of green tea has also exhibited antibacterial action against twenty-four bacterial strains isolated from root canal infections. Green tea may also help prevent stroke. Results of a four-year, follow-up study of 5910 Japanese women who neither smoked nor drank alcohol showed that the rate of stroke and cerebral was at least twice as high as those consuming less than five cups or green tea daily compared to those consuming five or more cups per day."
- Gary Null, Ph.D., Gary Nulls Ultimate Anti Aging Program (Get the book.)

"In a cohort study aimed to evaluate the effect of drinking green tea on longevity involving 3380 female practitioners of chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) living in Tokyo, standardized mortality ratios were estimated 0.55 when all Japanese women was used as standard population and 0.57 when women living in Tokyo were used, indicating the possibility that green tea is a protective factor for several fatal diseases. Both green and black tea exhibited antioxidant effects on tissue lipid peroxidation in rats. Other conditions green tea can benefit include liver damage, pancreatitis, and diarrhea."

- Gary Null, Ph.D., Gary Nulls Ultimate Anti Aging Program (Get the book.)

"Now you know why the British, who generally add milk to their tea, don't enjoy the same health and longevity benefits as the Japanese, who drink it straight. Both black and green teas, as well as coffee, have plenty of phytochemicals, but interestingly their benefits are released only in the presence of caffeine. So unless you have an issue with heart palpitations, stay away from decaf."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

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