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There are 2 Pictures I like to Share with You. First On is Green Tea in Cup, Second is Nanzenji green tea

Picture of Green Tea In Cup Below.

Picture of Green Tea in Cup for Health Benefits and Side Effects of Green Tea Blog Post

Picture Author: MASA
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Picture of  Nanzenji Green Tea

Nanzenji Green Tea

Image Author: Chris Gladis
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The Summary Of Benefits nnd Side effects

1. Nutritional Benefits
– enzymes
– amino acids
– carbohydrates
– lipids
– sterols,
– related compounds
– phytochemicals
– and dietary minerals

2. Health Benefits

–  slightly lower risk of esophageal cancer
– a lower risk of lung cancer in women
– a lower risk of oral cancer

(These 3 claims are based on Meta-Analyses)

Cardiovascular
– may be associated with a reduced risk of stroke
– lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures a small amount (about 3 mmHg each).

Glycemic control
– lowers fasting blood sugar

Hyperlipidemia

– decreases the blood concentration of total cholesterol

3. Bad Effects

– liver toxicity  in people on Green Tea Supplements

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“Research and health effects

Main article: Health effects of tea

Green tea contains a variety of enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, sterols, related compounds, phytochemicals, and dietary minerals. Numerous claims have been made for the health benefits of green tea based on its chemical composition, in vitro studies, and animal studies. Preliminary research on many of these claims is promising, but many also require further study to evaluate.[7][8] In 2011 a panel of scientists published a report on green tea’s claimed health effects at the request of the European commission: in general they found that the claims made for green tea were not supported by good scientific evidence.[9] Although the mean content of flavonoids and catechins in a cup of green tea is higher than that in the same volume of other food and drink items that are traditionally considered to promote health,[10] flavonoids and catechins have no proven biological effect in humans.[9][11]

§Cancer[edit]

There is no conclusive evidence that green tea helps to prevent or treat cancer in people.[8][12] A review of existing studies concluded that while suggestive evidence existed, it did not amount to a clear indication of benefit.[12]

Meta-analyses in 2014 found limited evidence that green tea consumption may be associated with a slightly lower risk of esophageal cancer in the Chinese population, a lower risk of lung cancer in women, and a lower risk of oral cancer in Asian people.[13][14][15] Another analysis of observational data conducted in 2012 suggested that green tea consumption may have a favorable effect on lung cancer risk. The observed effect was strongest in those who consumed more than seven cups of green tea daily.[16]

In contrast, separate 2014 meta-analyses found limited evidence that green tea consumption is not associated with the risk of developing pancreatic cancer or prostate cancer.[17][18] The link between green tea consumption and stomach cancer risk is unclear due to inconsistent evidence.[19]

Green tea interferes with the chemotherapy drug bortezomib (Velcade) and other boronic acid-based proteasome inhibitors, and should be avoided by people taking this medication.[20]

§Cardiovascular disease

Green tea consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of stroke.[21][22][23] A 2013 Cochrane review of randomized controlled trials concluded that green tea consumption for 3-6 months appears to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures a small amount (about 3 mmHg each).[23][24] Additional analyses examining the effects of long-term green tea consumption on blood pressure have reached similar conclusions.[25][26][27]

§Glycemic control

Two meta-analyses concluded that drinking green tea lowers fasting blood sugar, but the effect of green tea consumption on hemoglobin A1c andfasting insulin levels was inconsistent.[23][28][29]

§Hyperlipidemia

A 2011 meta-analysis of 14 short-term randomized controlled trials concluded that consumption of green tea or green tea supplements decreases the blood concentration of total cholesterol (about 7 mg/dL), LDL cholesterol (about 2 mg/dL), and had no effect on the concentration of HDL cholesterol.[23][30] A 2013 Cochrane review performed a meta-analysis of longer-term randomized controlled trials (>3 months duration) and concluded that green tea consumption lowers total and LDL cholesterol concentrations in the blood.[23][24]

§Weight loss

There is no conclusive evidence that green tea aids in weight loss for obese people.[31]

Information Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea#Research_and_health_effects
Licensed by: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0

Additional Information.

– This is tea wiki of different types of tea >> http://tea-adventure.com/tea-wiki

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