Green Tea For Weight Loss and Better Health

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Green Tea contains anti-oxidants, many amino acids and has properties that stimulate your metabolism.

Green tea promotes healthy and radiant skin glow and strengthens the immune system, it’s also good for healthy teeth and gums. This is according to Journal Of Medical Investigation, Osaka University.

Scientific studies have also shown that green tea burns over 150% more fat than green tea. People who drank two cups a day of Green Tea  experienced far greater fat burning results than those who drank the same amount of green tea.

Along with weight loss, it also has the strong medicinal functions in:

  • anti-carcinogenic properties reduce risk of cancer
  • assists in managing high cholesterol levels
  • lowers blood pressure
  • inhibits the abnormal formation of blood clots
  • helps with digestion
  • improves immunity
  • relieves tiredness

Chinese diet teas are amazing, fat-burners!  In a study published in the August 2003 edition of the Journal of Medical Investigation, scientists from Japan’s University of Tokushima School of Medicine found that people who drank two cups a day of Chinese diet tea experienced over 157% greater fat burning results than those who drank the same amount of green tea.

In the Fall 2006 edition of the Tea Experience Digest, Dr. Saleeby reports that Chinese diet tea “in fact lessens absorption of fats, increases the body’s metabolism and is responsible for noradrenaline-induced lipolysis (breakdown) of adipose tissue.” Green Tea burns stubborn body fat naturally converting it to energy!

A study published in the Journal of Medical Investigation found that women who consumed Chinese diet tea directly after a meal increased energy expenditure by 10%. This compared to an energy expenditure of 4% for green tea drinkers and 0% for water drinkers.

Green Tea not only stimulates your metabolism to assist in accelerating weight loss, it also allows you to work out longer.

Researchers at the Suntory Research Center in Osaka, Japan found that drinking Chinese diet tea 15 minutes before eating foods high in carbohydrates curbed rises in insulin, thus reducing some of the fattening effects of carbohydrate intake.

Drink at least 2 cups a day, but remember to eat regularly, though gradually in smaller portions and do regular exercise. Green Tea will help shed stubborn pounds by boosting your metabolism and blocking the fattening effect of carbohydrates.


White Tea with Acai – A Powerful Combination

The Perfect Marriage of Two Wonderful Superfoods – White Tea and Acai

  1. White tea is made from leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis. The leaves are harvested while very young, and the buds covered in very fine, white hairs. These hairs are what give white tea its name.
  2. The acai berry is known to have the highest nutritional value of any fruit in the world, which makes it one of the most important superfoods.

White tea undergoes less processing than other teas.  Tea leaves destined to be sold as white tea undergo even less processing than green tea leaves. Instead of air-drying, the unwithered leaves are merely steamed.

The result? A pale tea with a sweet, silky flavor. People who have tried both note that white tea lacks the “grassy” aftertaste so often associated with green tea. Furthermore, studies indicate that white tea is better for you. Leaving tea leaves so close to their natural state means that white tea contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing cells, than any other type of tea.

Acai Berry – If you haven’t heard of this Amazonian berry you have been missing out. Acai berries are produced by a palm tree known scientifically as Euterpe oleracea, common in floodplain areas of the Amazon River. When ripe, the berries are dark purple and about the size of a blueberry. They contain a thin layer of edible pulp surrounding a large seed. Acai berries, said to taste like a comination of berries and chocolate have been proven to be a fruit with one of the highest levels of antioxidants.

Wow, what a powerful combination!  So, what can it do for you?

Help you lose weight – read the testimonials HERE

  • Increase your energy levels
  • Enhance your immune system
  • Rejuvenate your skin – Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

The almost magical combination of white tea and acai berry has a host of other health benefits – read more HERE


Tea – Secrets of The Orient

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Tea Plantation

Oriental and Indian cultures have known about the benefits of tea for thousands of years. The rest of the world is slowing catching up and being educated on the immense variety of healthy teas available.

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The color of tea is usually dependent on the amount of post-harvesting processing.

White Teas – are the least processed and are not fermented. White tea is gaining in popularity as its significant health benefits become more widely recognized. White tea, as recent research has demonstrated, has the highest cancer fighting antioxidant polyphenols and has significantly lower caffeine content than black tea or green tea.

White tea can be considered a specialty tea due to its higher price, with some connoisseur blends of hand-picked limited-harvest white tea, grown in China, costing hundreds of dollars a pound.

Care needs to be taken when brewing white tea. Its delicate nature dictates for the best results, purified water at below boiling point should be used. Water which is too hot can result in a bitter tea, something you certainly want to avoid when you have paid for an expensive tea. White tea can be steeped for up to ten minutes, depending on your individual preference.

Green Teas – produced in China, Japan and Taiwan, are not fermented, low in caffeine and are well-known for health benefits, like boosting your immune system, reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Like white tea, green tea contains antioxidants, flavonoids, catechins vitamins C and E, and natural fluoride which protects against tooth decay.

For best results, green tea should be brewed with purified water, which is below boiling point. To avoid bitterness, do not infuse for longer than 1-2 minutes for fine leaf varieties, or 2-3 minutes for larger leaf varieties.

Black teas – are fully fermented teas and are the most commonly consumed. Hundreds of named varieties are available. Black tea is produced in large quantities in China, India, Sri Lanka, with smaller amounts coming from Australia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal and New Guinea. Specialty black teas are vastly different to the average tea bag, each having its own distinct color and taste.
Black teas also provide health benefits similar to green tea.

Oolong tea – combines the best qualities of both green and black teas. Semi-fermented, producing a refreshing, fragrant result. Adding milk is not recommended.

Wu-Yi Tea is a special Oolong tea well known for its weight loss properties.The raw leaves are sun-wilted and then bruised, which exposes their juices to the air, this causes the leaves to oxidize and start to turn brown like a cut fruit. They are only partially oxidized, giving them a rich, floral flavor. The tea is then fully dried which locks in the rich flavors that oolong tea is known to offer. The unique drying process that takes place in the creation of a tea that has many metabolic stimulating attributes. Find out more about Wu-Yi Tea HERE.

Jasmine tea – a non-fermented Chinese tea well known for its affinity with Asian food. Do not add milk.

Specialty flavored teas – a huge range of tea varieties blended with natural ingredients to add flavor. Additional ingredients can include:-
Spices – like anise, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel and black peppercorns.
Fruits – like apricot, cherry, apple, orange, blackcurrant, strawberry, lemon, lime, lychee, mango, raspberry and passionfruit.
Flowers – like hibiscus, lavender, rose, cornflower, calendula, and jasmine.
Nuts – like almond.
Other exotic ingredients like ginger, chocolate, mint, caramel, coconut, vanilla beans, bergamot and ginseng.
Specialty teas are consumed without milk.

Herbal teas – also known as herbal infusions – do not usually contain white, green or black teas, they consist of a variety of blends of herbs, spices and fruits chosen for particular health benefits. Herbal teas are usually named after the benefit they are promoting, e.g., “Recovery” blend for hangovers.

Ayurvedic teas – similar to herbal teas, but, based on ancient Indian healing principles, Ayurvedic teas aim to improve your life and extend your longevity.

Teas are a low calorie beverage choice (especially when no milk, sugar or honey is used), adding to your daily intake of water. Teas should be purchased as loose leaf teas, never teabags. Lemon juice can be added as a taste preference. Most teas can also be iced for a summer treat.

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