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Offline ZenFred

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Green tea
« on: November 09, 2015, 01:06:05 pm »
Since this is the tea room, I have a tea question

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Re: Green tea
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 10:27:25 pm »
Since this is the tea room, I have a tea question

I am, well, quite literally a tea merchant.
Perhaps I can help, but I don't see a question?
Or is this some kind of joke? lol

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Re: Green tea
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 05:56:54 pm »
No, my iPhone ate the rest of my post.
I was wondering about the health effects of green tea, particularly Theanine as helping manage stress. I asked some medical professionals at work and basically got the advice green tea is good for several things and my goal is 2 to 4 cups a day.

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Re: Green tea
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 02:02:00 pm »
No, my iPhone ate the rest of my post.
I was wondering about the health effects of green tea, particularly Theanine as helping manage stress. I asked some medical professionals at work and basically got the advice green tea is good for several things and my goal is 2 to 4 cups a day.

Hi Fred, I still don't see an actual question, so perhaps I'll just provide some general information and hope it helps.

Green tea has numerous documented health benefits, yes, however being as how a lot of the main components are recyclers, so to speak, a little is good, and a lot can actually be bad. Drinking green tea is good, but be wary of taking green tea extracts all of the time.

L-theanine is thought to be the reason green tea has more of a calm feeling then say coffee, which just makes you feel jacked and resulting in a crash.

As for stress or anxiety, green tea may or may not be beneficial for you, depending on how you react to the caffeine.
Decaf isn't really an option either because decaf is usually lower in beneficial compounds as well.
I find a cup of green tea with lunch beneficial, but personally I am caffeine sensitive so if I were to drink the upper range of your suggested intake, 4 cups, I would likely feel more stressed, and definitely anxious. So it really depends on the person here.

Also keep in mind, tea, depending on where it is grown, is often high in flouride content.
Some companies do test for flouride, but, it's rare for them to do this.

In conclusion, personally, I'd keep it to a couple cups a day, but I know a lot of people who drink more.

Tea time is my favorite time of the day.  :hug:

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Re: Green tea
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 02:34:17 pm »
In a cardiac rehabilitation class I took years ago it was mentioned that drinking green tea and eating small bites of chocolate increased HDL ( so-called "good cholesterol" ).  I drink and eat both daily and I haven't died yet.   :lmfao:  (check with me tomorrow)   :-P
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Re: Green tea
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 01:46:27 am »
I admit I still prefer "cockney" tea, which is strong and rather unhealthy.  :teehee:
« Last Edit: February 02, 2016, 02:03:19 am by Spiny Norman »

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Re: Green tea
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 10:34:25 am »
Be very cautious with your tea.  As a person who also loves tea, this research was quite disappointing, and trying to find a source for tea that isn't contaminated with heavy metals is quite difficult.

http://news.yahoo.com/studies-reveal-certain-teas-pose-182638218.html

 


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