Green tea

June 14, 2012
Green Tea (camellia sinensis) Health Benefits Green tea is composed from the plant species Camellia sinensis, which is found in China and Southeast Asia, and is now grown across the globe. It has been used regularly for thousands of years and has many observed benefits to health. Among a selection chemicals it can contain Vitamin C, and minerals such as selenium or zinc. Green tea may decrease blood pressure, and thus can play an essential role in the addressing of cardiovascular disease. Research and clinical trials show that it can reduce cholesterol by affecting the way it is absorbed in the gut. It may also alter positively glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. Regular consumption of green tea may also sufficiently reduce the risk of breast cancer. Also, it has been pointed out that epigallocatechine gallate (EGCG) possessed within green tea can assist the immune system by raising the number of T-cells in the body. Safety Toxic results may be attained with the use of green tea extract, as there have been observed reports of liver damage. It is recommended that you adhere to the dosing information of any extract that you may use, and to not take on an empty stomach. Drug Interactions A study suggested that EGCG in green tea may make the anticancer drug bortezomib ineffective.

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