and ONE GOoD Reason to Drink Pu-Erh Tea:)
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Posted Tue, Feb 27, 2007, 11:54 am PST
The steady stream of good news about green tea is getting so hard to ignore that even java junkies are beginning to sip mugs of the deceptively delicate brew. You'd think the daily dose of disease-fighting, inflammation-squelching antioxidants - long linked with heart protection - would be enough incentive, but wait, there's more! Lots more.
CUT YOUR CANCER RISK
Several polyphenols - the potent antioxidants green tea's famous for - seem to help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and then squelching the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive. Study after study has found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and/or prostate cancer.
SOOTHE YOUR SKIN
Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it. The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids. And that's not all. In the lab, green tea helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, whether you drink it or apply it directly to the skin - which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.
STEADY YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Having healthy blood pressure - meaning below 120/80 - is one thing. Keeping it that way is quite another. But people who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than non-drinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.
Green tea may also keep the brain from turning fuzzy. Getting-up-there adults who drink at least two cups a day are half as likely to develop cognitive problems as those who drink less. Why? It appears that the tea's big dose of antioxidants fights the free-radical damage to brain nerves seen in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
The younger and healthier your arteries are, the younger and healthier you are. So fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, which ups the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age (or RealAge), and saps your energy too. How much green tea does this vital job take? About 10 ounces a day, which also deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.
Oh yeah, one more thing. Turns out that green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process. In the every-little-bit-counts department, this is good news!
ONE GOoD Reason to Drink Pu-Erh Tea:)?
DESIDERATA has jest recently been introduced by amGf Sdr ChooNC -- a democrat now-turned super-kapitalist -- to the art of enjoying PU-ERH Tea all the way from Meng Hai and Xiaguan factories in Kunming, and now I look more and more like my idol Albert Einstein. So next time you want to savour Desi's company, remember to bring that plastic that Einstein and Desi didn't invent -- the one you don't leave home without it -- because you gonna pay for the Pu-Erh tea session wit' me. Like Green Tea, Pu-Erh also makes thee
Now I am feeling thrt-somethin' after jest three sessions.
I plan to join the seventeen year olds romping around Malacca after another three.
If you are keen -- but not current and former MBs and CMs! -- you can join Desi.
Jest a reminder -- DON't LIVe At HOMe WIt It, BRINg HEr ALONg:):)