Friday, December 2, 2011

Extend Your Life with Green Tea Extracts

When was the last time you sat down and enjoyed a cup of tea with a friend? Tea has always been associated with relaxing for a minute or two.  The English have done it for years, so have the Chinese and Japanese.  Americans seem to have a tougher time of relaxing with the frantic pace of life that has been created over the years.

Relaxing is so important in order for the body to heal and therefore help you be more productive.  Mother Nature has given us all the tools we need to extend our life and feel better.  It is just a matter of taking the time to savor the moment. 

The Keys to Longevity
If you want more quality of life and who doesn’t?  I recommend incorporating Green Tea extracts into your daily routine.  Green tea extract is the condensed or concentrated form of green tea just in different portions.  Extraction of the Camellia Sinensis leaf, originally from China, is placed in a solvent like water, alcohol, or even steam.  This process draws out the catechins, or antioxidants, which are then condensed before drying. What’s left is a powder that can be made into an extract. Either drinking as a tea or taking as a capsule has many benefits that improves your chances of living healthier and longer.

A few of the many benefits of the green tea extract is controlling blood sugar levels and preventing liver disease which in turn slows down the aging process.

Drinking Antioxidants Rich Teas Fights Free Radicals
Furthermore, green tea extract has 20 times more antioxidants than Vitamin C. These antioxidants are also called polyphenols which fight the negative free radicals that causes diseases.  Polyphenol-rich beverages such as green tea are concentrated and easily absorbed.  Therefore, I recommend choosing caffeinated tea as the decaffeination process may remove the polyphenols along with the caffeine.

Subsequently, different polyphenols will act differently in the body even though they are essentially all antioxidants. When polyphenols are consumed regularly over extended periods of time disease can be prevented. Ultimately maintaining high levels of polyphenols in your body and bloodstream throughout the day by drinking a green tea every few hours is optimal. Blood levels of polyphenols peak soon after they are consumed, then decrease as they are metabolized or excreted from the body. Some polyphenols will not be absorbed into the bloodstream, but will merely pass through the digestive tract.  Polyphenols are still being researched and many have not been discovered and are not fully understood yet.

We have come to know, however that polyphenols can be neutralized or destroyed by eating unhealthy free radicals such as fried foods, meats or refined foods.  I would suggest buying only organically raised plants which are much higher in polyphenols and will protect you better against diseases creeping in!

Educate Yourself About Your Disease
It is in your best interest to learn the most you can about any disease if you have been diagnosed or labeled because most diseases can be tamed or conquered.  Adding green tea extracts into your daily diet has proven to strengthen your immune system in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, natural weight loss as well as fight free radicals associated with cancer, infections and tooth decay. 

There is no question that when you are under stress, your body will use up antioxidants polyphenols faster.  However, when every part of your body is working correctly, it is easier to live in harmony with each other and live a more mindful and productive life. Therefore, the next time you are feeling frazzled or uptight, perhaps it’s time to brew some green tea and relax to some inspirational music to bring you back into balance.

1 comment:

  1. Good Morning Sharron,
    I want to mention what a LOVELY and IMPRESSIVE HEALING CHANNEL WEB SITE YOU have!!!
    Wow, you’ve made quite a few changes since the last time I looked at it!
    That’s a great picture of you also! It makes me miss you all the more…

    I also love the way you did your profile!
    I’d love to hear from you and maybe we can both sit with and nice hot cup of tea and talk! (I just got finished reading your article on green tea…and it was inspiring)
    Have a wonderful day!