The Benefits of Green Tea in a Nutshell

Posted by Puteri | 1/10/2008 10:29:00 AM | 3 comments »

I am indeed excited at discovering the many benefits of green tea! Nadine Taylor in her book Green Tea, says that "No other substance on the face of the earth, including the most potent drug, can claim such wide-ranging and powerful health benefits, all without a single side effect."

Green tea can fight disease and even lengthen life by :

  • Preventing normal cells from turning cancerous.
  • Suppressing the formation and growth of tumors.
  • Guarding against free radical damage that can bring about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, radiation damage, and aging.
  • Enhancing immune system function.
  • Controlling cholesterol levels.
  • Lowering the risk of stroke by making blood platelets less "sticky".
  • Controlling blood pressure levels.
  • Fighting deadly food-borne bacteria.
  • Promoting "friendly" bacteria in the intestines and encouraging bowel regularity.
  • Fighting viruses, including those that cause herpes simplex, polio, and even HIV.
  • Lowering the risk of post-traumatic epileptic seizures in laboratory animals.
  • Assisting in weight loss by blocking the breakdown of starch.
  • Providing a mild stimulating effect without causing sleepless nights or nevousness.
  • Fighting bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and bad breath.
  • Slowing the aging process.
  • Maintaining the body's fluid balance.
  • Reducing stress.
  • Acting as a safe and effective natural preservatives in food and cosmetics.

Indeed "miracles" can be found in a cup of tea! And best of all, for only pennies a cup!

Source: Green Tea: The Natural Secret for a Healthier Life by Nadine Taylor, M.S., R.D.


  1. Bob (The Traveller) // 7:50 AM, January 13, 2008  

    This is a good 'nutshell' indeed... Until I became interested in food, I did not realize that green tea, oolong tea and black tea came from the same plant! Talk abt ignorance!Good things happen to us everyday.. but are we there to receive it?Green tea is an eye opener that common doesn't mean ordinary :-D

  2. Puteri // 9:01 AM, January 14, 2008  

    I did not realize that oolong tea is from the same tea plant either! Haha.

    No matter, they all have their benefits!

  3. Bob (The Traveller) // 1:47 AM, January 15, 2008  

    Yes it is!.. I was informed that the differences are: green tea - not fermented, oolong tea - partially fermented, black tea - fully fermented... :-D ... Talk abt trivia!