Pure Motivation

To Motivate

Our Brothers and Sisters Only Groups have now been made private. If you wish to join you must click on the usergroup link and apply.
Top posters
zaharah (1191)
 
dangata (623)
 
sister harb (538)
 
nazleen (506)
 
Aisha (368)
 
EbonyRose (352)
 
Full of hopes (172)
 
Mila (144)
 
Tabu (108)
 
sadiq (97)
 

Latest topics
» Welcome to the Daily Grind where you can unwind
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:12 pm by sister harb

» Remembering Death.
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:37 am by Abu Zainab

»  Just A Minute !!
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:43 pm by Abu Zainab

» His Heart Never Sleeps.
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:10 pm by Abu Zainab

» Of Scrupulousness and Little Laughter.
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:55 pm by Abu Zainab

» Do You Know The Qur'an?
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:10 pm by Abu Zainab

» Signs Of The Sweetness Of Imaan.
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:03 pm by Abu Zainab

» Seeking The Beloved.
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:48 pm by Abu Zainab

» Mind That Food and Drink.
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:18 pm by Abu Zainab

» ALLAH: The Supreme Name.
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:02 pm by Abu Zainab

» Tawbah is Obligatory.
Thu May 12, 2016 11:42 am by Abu Zainab

» Cookie Pizza
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:07 am by sister harb

» Prophethood As A Circle.
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:05 am by Abu Zainab

» Benefit of Turmeric
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:22 pm by zaharah

» Banana milkshake
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:15 pm by zaharah

» Never give up on your Deen
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:02 pm by Admin

» So Comforting!!
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:10 pm by Abu Zainab

» Absolute Existence Of Allah and Our Non-Existence.
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:41 am by Abu Zainab

» Consider These Ahadith..
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:21 am by Abu Zainab

»  Shaykh Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's Counsel.
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:18 am by Abu Zainab

» The Sunnah In Crying.
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:01 pm by Abu Zainab

»  And Muhammad is His Messenger.
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:49 pm by Abu Zainab

» Guest Book/الترحيب بالضيوف
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:34 pm by sister harb

» Afghan Sweets
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:22 pm by sister harb

» Homemade Chocolate & Coconut Bars
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:21 pm by sister harb

» Bengali Coconut Ladoos
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:19 pm by sister harb

» Almond Toffee
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:18 pm by sister harb

» Dont Abandon The Quran | Nouman Ali Khan | illustrated
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:45 pm by sadiq

» Family and The Mosque/Masjid | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:32 pm by sadiq

» "I Can Share With Friends" Hello Kitty episode 1
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:07 pm by sadiq


You are not connected. Please login or register

Pure Motivation » General Discussion » Health and Wellness/ الصحة و اللياقة » Health Benefits of Tea

Health Benefits of Tea

Go to page : 1, 2  Next

What is your Favorite tea to drink?

39% 39% [ 23 ]
25% 25% [ 15 ]
25% 25% [ 15 ]
10% 10% [ 6 ]
Total Votes : 59

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 2]

1 Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:23 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Health Benefits of Tea


Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water. Among all varieties of tea - black, green, white, oolong, red, herbal - which one offers the most health benefits?

Benefits of Tea
Numerous studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer properties of antioxidant polyphenols. Some studies have suggested that tea's polyphenols may reduce the risk of gastric, esophageal and skin cancers, if one consumes 4 to 6 cups daily. Another study showed that just 2 cups of tea may lower the risk of ovarian cancer by 46 percent in women. Other studies have found that polyphenols help prevent blood clotting and lower cholesterol levels. One Japanese study found that green tea lowers death rates from heart disease.

Tea: Black, Green, White or Oolong?

Black, green, white, and oolong teas derive their leaves from a warm-weather evergreen tree known as Camellia sinensis. The leaves from this tree contain polyphenols. The more processing tea leaves undergo, the darker they will turn. Green tea and white tea are the least processed tea. They are simply steamed quickly. According to Dr. Doug Balentine, Director of Nutrition Health with Lipton, white tea is derived from the young new leaves from the Camellia plant in early spring. These young leaves contain no chlorophyll, so they are silvery white. Black and oolong teas are partially dried, crushed and fermented. As we have mentioned before, regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods.

What about Herbal Tea and Red Rooibos Tea? Herbal tea is not derived from the leaves of the Camellia plant and so does not have the particular health-promoting properties. Indeed, most herbal teas in the market are NOT tea at all. They are only infusions made with herbs, flowers, roots, spices or other parts of some plants. The proper term for this type of beverage is "tisane."


The recently popular South African red Rooibos tea also falls within the herbal tea or tisane category. "Red Rooibos tea is not really tea as it is not derived from the Camellia plant," Dr. Balentine said. They may not contain the same beneficial flavonoid compounds as found in black and green teas. In fact, Dr. Balentine said that "no scientific evidence yet has shown the health benefits of red Rooibos tea."


Although tisane does not contain as any polyphenols, it does promote other various health qualities such as relaxation and calming effects.



Tea: Caffeine content

According to the American Dietetic Association, a cup of tea contains an average of 40 mg of caffeine, compared to 85 mg as found in a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

What about Decaf Tea?
We do not know whether decaf teas have the same polyphenols, and thus the same health benefits. It is not yet known if removing caffeine also removes polyphenols in the decaffeinating process.


The Bottom Line I love you
Tea is a healthy beverage offering many health benefits (if you skip the cream and sugar). Brew your tea for at least 3 - 5 minutes to bring out the beneficial polyphenols. Enjoy the aroma of tea!

Also beware of bottled green tea beverages, like Enviga, that claim to help lose weight! No solid scientific evidence has proven its efficacy in burning calories.

Link: http://www.healthcastle.com/tea.shtml
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah

2 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:26 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Health Benefits of Green Tea
Experts explain green tea's potential benefits for everything from fighting cancer to helping your heart.

It's difficult not to gush about green tea.

More than a decade's worth of research about green tea's health benefits -- particularly its potential to fight cancer and heart disease -- has been more than intriguing, as have limited studies about green tea's role in lowering cholesterol, burning fat, preventing diabetes and stroke, and staving off dementia.

"I believe in green tea based on everything written about it," says Katherine Tallmadge, RD, LD, a nutritionist and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. "Green tea, white tea, black tea -- I like all of them."

Still, real-world evidence is lacking; most of the consistent findings about green tea's health benefits have come out of the lab.

The few large-scale human studies that have focused on green tea's impact on heart disease and cancer are promising, but many of those were conducted in the East, where green tea is a dietary mainstay. The outcomes are likely influenced by other lifestyle factors such as high consumption of fish and soy protein, says cardiologist Nieca Goldberg, MD, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association and medical director of the New York University Women's Heart Center.

But Goldberg agrees with other health professionals: green tea has important antioxidants and compounds that help in maintaining good health.
WebMD.com



Last edited by zaharah on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:42 pm; edited 1 time in total

3 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:28 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Green Tea's Powerful Antioxidants
Green tea's antioxidants, called catechins, scavenge for free radicals that can damage DNA and contribute to cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis. Grapes and berries, red wine, and dark chocolate also have potent antioxidants.

Because of green tea's minimal processing -- its leaves are withered and steamed, not fermented like black and oolong teas -- green tea's unique catechins, especially epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), are more concentrated.

But there's still a question of how much green tea you need to drink to reap its health benefits. EGCG is not readily "available" to the body; in other words, EGCG is not always fully used by the body.

"We must overcome the issue of poor bioavailability [and other issues] in order to get the most out of their benefits," says Tak-Hang Chan, PhD, professor emeritus in the department of chemistry at McGill University in Montreal. Chan has studied the use of a synthetic form of EGCG in shrinking prostate cancer tumors in mice, with success.

WebMD.com

4 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:29 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Green Tea vs. Cancer
Marji McCullough, ScD, RD, the American Cancer Society's strategic director of nutritional epidemiology, says human studies haven't yet proven what researchers like Chan have discovered in the lab: green tea's EGCG regulates and inhibits cancer growth and kills cells that are growing inappropriately.

"Epidemiologically, one of the challenges is finding populations that drink enough green tea and have for a long time," she says. "With cancer, it's always difficult to find the exposure time," or the point at which cancer cells begin to develop.

Still, it's difficult not to be intrigued by a few human studies that have shown that drinking at least two cups of green tea daily inhibits cancer growth.

One of them, a study conducted in Japan that involved nearly 500 Japanese women with Stage I and Stage II breast cancer, found that increased green tea consumption before and after surgery was associated with lower recurrence of the cancers.

Studies in China have shown that the more green tea that participants drank, the less the risk of developing stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer.

Finally, a recent analysis of 22 studies that probed the correlation between high tea consumption and reduced risk for lung cancer concluded that by increasing your daily intake of green (not black) tea by two cups may reduce the risk of developing lung cancer by 18%.

WebMD.com

5 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:31 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Is Green Tea Good for Your Heart? I love you
It seems to be, but there are conflicting results of a few epidemiological studies conducted in the East and West.

In a study that involved 500 Japanese men and women, researchers found that drinking at least four cups of green tea every day may be related to the reduced severity of coronary heart disease among the male participants.

A Dutch study of more than 3,000 men and women found that the more tea consumed, the less severe the clogging of the heart's blood vessels, especially in women.

As Goldberg suggests, lifestyle and overall diet are critical to the outcomes of these studies.

But green tea's antioxidants are dilators, she says, because they improve the flexibility of blood vessels and make them less vulnerable to clogging -- and antioxidant-rich blueberries and pomegranates do the same.

"I think people should know these are important studies, that everyday foods that are an option may actually have health benefits," Goldberg says. "I think green tea, because of its antioxidant value, may have heart benefits, but it's not something we regularly prescribe to people, because there isn't as much evidence as there is in exercise's ability to improve heart health."

WebMD.com

6 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:32 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Green Tea and Weight
Green tea and its extract have been shown to fight obesity and lower LDL "bad" cholesterol -- two risk factors for heart disease and diabetes -- but in very limited studies. One study in the Netherlands and a study in Japan showed that green tea did both.

In the Dutch study, participants who drank caffeinated green tea lost more weight, but even those who typically drank the decaf variety saw a decrease in their waistlines and body weight. Researchers speculated that the caffeine helps with fat oxidation. Basketball

In the Japanese study, 240 men and women were given varying amounts of green tea extract for three months. Those who got the highest amount lost fat and weight and had lower blood pressure and lower LDL "bad" cholesterol.

WebMD.com

7 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:34 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator


The health benefits of green tea make it a good beverage for treating cancer, heart problems, cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol levels, rheumatoid arthritis, infection, tooth decay, etc. Green tea contains an antioxidant epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) which is helpful in treating a variety of diseases

Green tea acquires a prestigious place among soft beverages and it is one of the foremost things that come to the mind when the topic is anti oxidants. Within a short time, it has made billions of fans around the world and many lovers of normal tea have switched on to green tea, due to its health benefits. Those who are habituated to normal tea may not like its taste for the first time, but I am sure that it will be their favourite on very soon.

What’s there in green tea that makes it so special and so healthy? How to use it? What are the products available in market that are based on green tea? There are many such questions which we have tried to answer below.

What is Green Tea: Green tea comes from the same plant from which normal tea is obtained. Scientifically, it is known as Camellia Sinensis. In fact, it is the same tea but processed differently. The normal black tea is obtained by fermenting the tea leaves. This fermentation changes its colour, flavour and raises the level of caffeine and tannin in it. Whereas, in case of Green Tea, the tea leaves are dried or slightly steamed but not fermented. This makes it look green when brewed and otherwise.

Constituents: Apart from caffeine, which gives tea its characteristic taste, bitterness and stimulating effect, Green Tea is rich in a group of chemicals, called Catechin Polyphenols (Commonly known as Tannins which contribute to bitter taste and astringency) like Catechin, Epicatechin, Epicatechin Gallate (ECG), Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), Pro-Anthocyanidins etc. They are also known as Flavonoids and are very powerful anti oxidants. Flavonoids, together with some amino acids like Thianine, are responsible for the flavour of green tea. Further, it also contains Amino Acids like Theanine, Butyric Acid & Liganin; Xanthine Alkaloids such as Adenine, Dimethylxanthine, Theobromine, Theophylline and Xanthine; Pectin (also found in fruits); saccharides (sugar), Chlorophyll and Triterpene Saponins. Some vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin C and vitamin E are found in green tea.

Link: http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-beverages/organic-tea/health-benefits-of-green-tea.html
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah



Last edited by zaharah on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:43 pm; edited 1 time in total

8 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:39 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Health Benefits:

The health benefits from Green Tea are primarily due to its anti oxidizing properties which come from its Caffeine, Catechin Polyphenols and Theonine. These health benefits can be listed as under.

•Anti Ageing: The free radicals created in body are responsible for corroding the body, i.e. for ageing and the related symptoms. The main job of anti oxidants is to neutralize the oxidants or free radicals present in the body and green tea is very rich in anti oxidants. The Catechin Polyphenols present in green tea are mainly responsible for the anti oxidizing effects, the most powerful among them being the Epigallocatechin Gallate. Thus, regular consumption of green tea can effectively delay symptoms of ageing.

•Stimulating: The main reason behind acceptance of any kind of tea, be it green, black or Wwwhe, by human civilizations and its popularity, is its stimulating effect. This effect, again, is due to the Caffeine and Tannins present in it. Caffeine & Tannins, despite their adverse effects on health in the long run, are very good as stimulants. That is why; a cup of tea makes you feel fresh and highly energized. Tea is ideal to counter fatigue, laziness, sleepiness and lack of energy and to improve blood circulation. No doubt it is so popular with any kind of professionals, housewives and students.

•Immunity Boosting: Researches show that people who regularly drink green tea do not fall prey to common bacterial and viral infections easily, and even if they do, it is far less frequently than those not consuming it. The message is clear. Green Tea boosts immunity. The Catechins present in green tea prevent bacterial and virus from attaching themselves to cell walls and thus infecting them. These Catechins also counter the toxins released by microbes. This anti microbial property also protects from bad breathe, dysentery, diarrhoea, tooth decay, indigestion, flu, cough & cold, colitis etc. which are caused by microbial & fungal action.

•Astringency: This is yet another benefit from green tea. It triggers contraction in muscles and tissues and tones up muscles and skin. Even if you do not wish to drink green tea, a mere mouthwash with this daily will cause sufficient contraction in gums to keep them firm and tight on teeth and thus prevent loosening and falling of teeth for long. Wash your hair with it and see them grow stronger each day.

•Anti Carcinogenic: Apart from ageing, free radicals are also responsible for causing certain types of cancer. The Catechins present in green tea neutralize these free radicals, prevent formation of carcinogens like nitrosamines and reduce the chances of cancer. Green tea is now being clinically used in prevention of cancer, particularly those pertaining to colon, rectum, pancreas and intestines.

•Reducing Cholesterol: Green tea has been seen effective in reducing cholesterol level to some extent, probably due to its alkaline nature.

•Cardiac & Arterial Health: Certain components in green tea prevents thickening of blood, thereby reducing chances of Arterial Sclerosis, Thrombosis, Cardiac and Cerebral Strokes etc.

•Anti Diabetic: If not taken with sugar, the alkaline nature of green tea helps reduce the blood glucose level. Moreover, the anti oxidizing and astringent nature of its constituents ensure good health and better functioning of pancreas and thereby better secretion of insulin and resultant better decomposing and absorption of sugar. This helps keep diabetes away.

•Weight Loss: You believe it or not, but green tea also helps lose weight by enhancing rate of metabolism and thereby faster consumption of fat storage of the body. Recently green tea has replaced other beverages in the webstern world as its helps in weight loss. Drink a cup full of green tea in the morning and you are sure to lose a few pounds of excess weight.

•Stamina & Endurance Booster: You can prove this yourself. Just have a cup of hot green tea after rigorous exercise and within no time you will be ready for a few more sets. Further, it effectively counters muscular pain due to over exercise of muscles. Haven’t seen any athlete taking this? You must visit Japan & China then, where it is a popular drink among practitioners of Martial Arts.

Link: http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-beverages/organic-tea/health-benefits-of-green-tea.html
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah

9 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:40 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Jasmine Tea Benefits
5 Reasons Why It Is a Healthy Beverage



If you like flowers, you will love the delicate, floral taste of jasmine tea.

Jasmine tea is a type of scented tea. To make scented tea, tea leaves are mixed with flowers until their perfume has been absorbed. The tea is then baked gently in an oven. For high-quality scented teas, the process is often repeated several times to ensure a strong fragrance.

You can scent any kind of tea with jasmine: green, white, oolong or even black. However, the sweet, floral perfume of jasmine flowers tastes best with green tea.

Most jasmine tea is made from green tea.

In this article, you will discover five jasmine tea benefits, and find out why this special tea combines the advantages of both green tea AND jasmine.
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah

10 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:42 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Jasmine Tea Benefits #1:
Powerful Antioxidants
Want to slow down the effects of aging and stay young? The antioxidants in jasmine tea can help protect your body against damage from free radicals.


Jasmine Tea Benefits #2:
Promotes Weight Loss

Drinking green tea can help you lose weight. This benefit has been attributed to green tea's synergistic combination of caffeine and antioxidants, especially EGCG.




Jasmine Tea Benefits #3:
Reduces Fat and Cholesterol
Absorption
Jasmine tea may help you lose fat by helping your body absorb less fat and cholesterol.


Jasmine Tea Benefits #4:
Helps Prevent Cancer

One of the great things about drinking jasmine tea is that you get the benefit of both the green tea and jasmine.


Jasmine Tea Benefits #5:
Calms Your Nerves
Nerves on edge? Try drinking some jasmine tea!
In aromatherapy, jasmine essential oil is believed have a tranquilizing effect. Now, scientific research has confirmed that the smell of jasmine does indeed act as a mild sedative. Link: http://www.amazing-green-tea.com/jasmine-tea-benefits.html
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah



Last edited by zaharah on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:44 pm; edited 1 time in total

11 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:46 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Oolong Tea Health Benefits
What Scientific Evidence?
We put oolong tea health benefits under the hard lens of science and separate the facts from myths.

Compared to its distinguished cousin green tea, oolong tea is associated with fewer health benefits.

It is not surprising. Oolong tea accounts for just 2% of tea consumption, so scientists spend less time on it.

In addition, it is the most complex type of tea to unravel. There are many varieties, ranging from the lightly to heavily oxidised.

It also contains the full range of antioxidants: catechins, thearubigin and theaflavin.

Many of the studies below are highly preliminary. I list them below to give you a flavor of the most exciting findings to date.

Oolong Tea Health Benefits #1:
Act as antioxidants.

Free radicals are linked to many signs of aging, including wrinkles, dark spots and certain diseases, even cancers.

Oolong Tea Health Benefits #2:
Promote weight loss.
Oolong tea has a reputation for weight loss, and rightly so.
Scientific studies have found that it does so by increasing metabolism, burning fat and blocking dietary fat absorption.

Oolong Tea Health Benefits #3:
Promote heart health.
Oolong tea is good for the heart in several ways.


Oolong Tea Health Benefits #4:
Treat skin disorders.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) skin disease, or eczema, causes the skin to become red, flaky and itchy.


Oolong Tea Health Benefits #5:
Complement diabetes treatment.
A 2003 Taiwanese study found that drinking oolong tea is helpful to diabetes patients.


Oolong Tea Health Benefits #6:
Reduce high blood pressure.
A 2004 study by Yang found that drinking green and oolong tea for at least a year reduces high blood pressure.

Oolong Tea Health Benefits #7: Inhibit bacteria. Prevent tooth decay.

Link:
http://www.amazing-green-tea.com/oolong-tea-health-benefits.html
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah

12 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:49 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Have you been wondering “what’s all the fuss about green tea?” Now you can stop wondering and start drinking ... green tea, that is. This flavorful beverage offers many health benefits to anyone who drinks it regularly. Green tea contains a potent plant nutrient known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, for short. But don’t fret, you don’t have to keep track of its chemical name to reap the health benefits.
Here are nine reasons to start drinking green tea or continue drinking it if you’re already hooked.
1. Green tea is a superb fat fighter. Its active ingredient, EGCG, increases the rate at which fat is burned in your body.
2. It targets belly fat. Research at Tufts University indicates that EGCG in green tea, like other catechins, activate fat-burning genes in the abdomen to speed weight loss by 77 percent.
3. Green tea keeps energy stable by balancing blood sugar levels. EGCG improves insulin use in the body to prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes that can result in fatigue, irritability, and cravings for unhealthy foods.
4. Research shows it may be helpful against lung cancer. In an April 2010 study published in Cancer Prevention Research, EGCG was found to suppress lung cancer cell growth.
5. Green tea may halt colorectal cancer. In numerous other studies, EGCG appears to inhibit colorectal cancers.
6. In research, it appears to cause prostate cancer cells to commit suicide. A March 2010 study in Cancer Science indicated that EGCG aids the body by causing prostate cancer cells to commit suicide.
7. Green tea may prevent skin damage and wrinkling. EGCG appears to be 200 times more powerful than vitamin E at destroying skin-damaging free radicals. Free radicals react with healthy cells in the body, causing damage, so lessening their numbers may help reduce wrinkling and other signs of aging.
8. It contains a potent antioxidant that kills free radicals. Because it is a potent antioxidant green tea can positively impact a lot more than skin cells. Free radicals are increasingly linked to many serious chronic illnesses like arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.
9. Green tea tastes good. If you’re not wild about the flavor, try a few different kinds. Try it iced or hot. Add some of the natural herb stevia to sweeten it if you want a sweeter drink. I wasn’t crazy about green tea the first few times I tried it, but now I love it with a fresh squeeze of lemon and a few drops of stevia over ice -- et voila! Green tea lemonade. Mmmmm.
Reap the rewards

www.yahoo.com



Last edited by zaharah on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:44 pm; edited 1 time in total

13 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:50 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator

14 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:52 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator

15 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:56 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Garlic Herbal Tea with Honey

Dosage: Bring 3 cups of water with 3 cloves of garlic to a boil. Turn off the heat, and add ½ cup of fresh lemon juice and ½ cup of honey. Drink ½ cup of the warm mixture three times daily.

Verdict: Each ingredient can help with a cold or the flu, Dr. Kemper says. The garlic has antibacterial properties, lemon is loaded with vitamin C and the honey will soothe your cough. http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/home-remedies-around-the-world-2078756/#pollId-16CC8ECA895411DFADFECC0FECDF407E
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah



Last edited by zaharah on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:46 pm; edited 2 times in total

16 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:59 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator


Chamomile Herbal Tea with Honey



Dosage: Fill a pot with 2 cups of boiling water, add a teaspoon of loose chamomile tea, a cinnamon stick, three cloves and either an orange or lemon peel. Let steep for five minutes. Pour the combination into a cup and add a teaspoon of honey.
Verdict: This could help, says Kathi Kemper, MD, author of The Holistic Pediatrician and director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine in North Carolina. Chamomile has relaxing properties, honey can help with a cough, and orange and lemon are used in cleaning products to zap germs, Dr. Kemper says.
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah



Last edited by zaharah on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:39 pm; edited 2 times in total

17 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:02 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Ginger Tea

Dosage: Mix 2/3 cup of boiling water with 2 teaspoons of grated ginger and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Add a few slices of fresh ginger root and drink the tea.
Verdict: Helps with some symptoms. Ginger can stimulate your circulation, which will help your body get rid of a cold faster. It’s also been shown to reduce nausea, and drinking liquid when you’re sick can help with congestion, Dr. Kemper says. Adding to that is a 2009 Iranian study that found women who were nauseated and vomiting decreased their illness by 50 percent after taking 1,000 mg of ginger daily. http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/home-remedies-around-the-world-2078756/#pollId-16CC8ECA895411DFADFECC0FECDF407E
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah



Last edited by zaharah on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:37 pm; edited 1 time in total

18 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:04 pm

EbonyRose

avatar
Senior Member
Senior Member
Assalimu Alaikum sister Zaharah
May Allah Bless you sister, I see many post here in the health and wellness area's with your name. May Allah be pleased
Sister i drink this ginger tea every day. It is so GOOD for us.
Just by adding this simple root to tea is such a healing. It help me when im not feeling so well with upset stomach or just not feeling well at all. I sip it before going to work and its like i gain some energy from it.
Allah Akbar, Thank u sister

ERose

19 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:30 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
:DWow Mashallah Sister Alhamdulillah,
Welcome to the forum once again.
Sister i drink this tea as well and your right it is so helpful and good for us. Hey if you find any good tea's let us know.
We can put recipes here or in the recipe section. Make sure you visits us there and check out the Ramadan sections
Welcome again, welcome and may Allah raise your ranks, INsha Allah

your sister Zaharah
_________________
ChangeIsGood....Zaharah

20 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:36 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
About Green Tea
For centuries green tea has been used in various ways including as a stimulant, diuretic and to help improve heart health. Of the three tea varieties, green tea is the only one that doesn’t undergo fermentation upon harvesting (black and oolong do). The leaves are steamed or pan-fired in order to prevent the fermentation process. Some varieties of green tea include Gunpowder, Hyson, Sencha, Dragon Well and Matcha.

Nutrition Info
Green tea contains the highest amounts of polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that have been shown to help fight disease. If you find that is has a bitter flavor, that’s from the catechins which are a specific type of polyphenols specifically found in green tea. Adding lemon to your tea can help cut the bitterness.

The main vitamins and minerals you can find in green tea include vitamin C, energy-boosting B-vitamins, vitamin E and fluoride (for strong teeth and bones).

What Studies Show
Numerous studies have been published indicating that green tea may play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease. One such study was published in 2006 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that folks who drank green tea over a period of 11 years had a lower chance of getting a stroke. Scientific studies have also shown that green tea may help with cancer of the lungs, breast, prostate, stomach, colon and skin. The tea has also been found to help improve cognitive function among older adults.

Weight Loss
Green tea contains compounds known as alkaloids (like caffeine) which provide a stimulant effect and do help speed up metabolism. But don’t go downing packages of green tea just yet — it only increases it a small amount. Several studies have linked green tea and green tea supplements (in the form of pills and extracts) to weight loss of about 1 to 5 pounds (depending on the study and the form of green tea that was taken).

Besides not being regulated by the FDA, many of the green tea supplements promising weight loss have a laundry list of active ingredients that may interact with medications and other herbal supplements. This is especially true if you have a heart condition — caffeine (and other stimulants) and a bad heart just don’t mix. Green tea and green tea supplements (i.e. pills, extracts) have also been shown to interact with medications prescribed for kidney disease and psychological disorders. It’s important to always consult a physician before drinking green tea regularly or taking green tea supplements.

Bottom Line:
Studies have shown beneficial effects of green tea and can be part of a healthy diet. The healthiest option is drinking a cup (or two) of green tea a day. Stay away from the supplements and weight loss gimmicks – they can be dangerous and they’ll leave your wallet thinner than they’ll make you
.

http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2010/09/07/green-tea-good-or-bad/?nl=EATS_090810_Blog

21 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:11 am

Full of hopes

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Asslamu Alaikum
First happy Eid sis,, then let me tell you how I really felt when I saw this post and read it. I am speechless. How much I say to thank you for this post is not enough and how much I say it is great again is not enough. May Allah reward you ya hayy.

22 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:32 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
EID MUBURAK
To you as well sister Full of Hopes, sister I aim to Please Allah, Insha Allah. Sister please sit down and have some tea with your sister.......

23 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:47 pm

Aisha

avatar
Senior Member
Senior Member
Salams sisters, I wanted to put some Lemon Tea In here for our tea party....



Chills and fevers may be due to a variety of causes, but the lemon is always a helpful remedy. Here is a method that can ease symptoms: add the juice of 1 lemon to a cup of hot water with honey and drink at once, then every 2 hours until the fever or chill subsides.

24 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:32 pm

zaharah

avatar
Moderator
Moderator
Wa Alaikum As Salams sister Aisha and welcome to the forum, Alhadmulillah. Sister Thanks for joining us in the tea party....Wow i like the way you came with a nice cup of Lemon tea Very Happy Yummy Yummy
I love Lemon tea. Please take your time and sit with all the sisters in this thread and let us enjoy one another. Mashallah a cyber tea party Laughing


Would you like sugar or honey?
Hey where is sister Ebony, and Full of Hopes for this tea party? I will invite others, Insha Allah


_________________

25 Re: Health Benefits of Tea on Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:57 pm

Mila

avatar
Senior Member
Senior Member
wow mashallah sis i did not know that tea was so good for you this is very useful information

Hey I have joined the tea party I have my cup of ginseng oolong tea YUMMY!!! lol


_________________
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
William Shakespeare

Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 2]

Go to page : 1, 2  Next

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum