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WuTangWarrior
10-04-2006, 05:21 PM
Yo iono if this belongs in KTL but since i want knowledge i guess it is.... so yea i know alotta ppl that drink green tea and love it, they say that its got alotta good effects....... can yall drop some knowledge on green tea for me and if yall drink it, tell me the effects.... i might start but i aint drinking it for nothing, i need an incentive lol. damn i havent made a thread in KTL in a longass time, good to see it gettin back on its feet and not just all one-sided lol.

the silencer
10-04-2006, 06:36 PM
i drink Arizona green tea with ginseng all the time...

i cant really say if i feel any direct effects from it..i dono maybe i do...but ginseng is supposed to be mad good for ur brain...like it creates brain cells n stuff....

if u either google or look on wikipedia they definitely gotta have the health effects of green tea tho....its probly good for ur immune system

tajeco
10-04-2006, 07:21 PM
I remember learning about it in Japan. They serve it in the restaurants for free in some places, like it's complimentary. It's supposed to be good for the body, like the immune system, and to help prevent cancer. Just do a little research on it.

SaqurakiHanamichi
10-04-2006, 11:42 PM
i drink Arizona green tea with ginseng all the time...

i cant really say if i feel any direct effects from it..i dono maybe i do...but ginseng is supposed to be mad good for ur brain...like it creates brain cells n stuff....

if u either google or look on wikipedia they definitely gotta have the health effects of green tea tho....its probly good for ur immune system



my friest im sorry but arizona does not have real green tea .
U want real green tea u gotta get it straight from the mountains.
Anything that u see on refrigerators man that shit is fake .

man most of the teas u buy from the supermarket is the lowest class .
U gotta know ur teas . U gotta go to some chinese shop or a tea shop , there they got some shit .

snapple
10-05-2006, 12:15 AM
i drink Arizona green tea with ginseng all the time...

i cant really say if i feel any direct effects from it..i dono maybe i do...but ginseng is supposed to be mad good for ur brain...like it creates brain cells n stuff....

if u either google or look on wikipedia they definitely gotta have the health effects of green tea tho....its probly good for ur immune system

yea i like that drink...dollar for the big can....

and i doubt its good for you, isn't the main ingredient corn syrup?

WARPATH
10-05-2006, 12:27 PM
Antioxidents..........

Just buy the right stuff. All tea in america is the shake from the floor, people overseas, like in India and Japan for example, get the good shit.

smokebongoncliff
10-05-2006, 12:45 PM
if you want antioxidents. you shoiuld go buy some smart start cereal. the shits real good and healthy

WuTangWarrior
10-05-2006, 02:30 PM
what about that lipton shit u find in like all the stores??? i read that the shit does good for ur metabolism, reduces the risk of cancer a lil bit, and a buncha other shit.... it sounds good

Urban_Journalz
10-06-2006, 01:56 AM
Lipton is weak. Get Celestial Seasonings, it's one of the best tea brands out there. As for antioxidants, tea beats cereal any day because it's more accessible than cereal. Not to say don't get the cereal, but you can never overdo health. So, get all you can.

Papers
10-06-2006, 01:26 PM
Celestial Seasonings is good, right now I am drinking Stash which I think has a stronger smell and taste but im not really an expert. On top of being good for blood pressure, reducing cancer risk, and numerous other benefits i have heard I like drinking green tea when I have some work to do. keeps my mind alert and helps me focus.

Sicka than aidZ
10-06-2006, 04:17 PM
yo stash sells "Moroccan Mint" that shit is the bomb. Im drinking it right now. I think its stash

Urban_Journalz
10-06-2006, 11:06 PM
yo stash sells "Moroccan Mint" that shit is the bomb. Im drinking it right now. I think its stash

Yo Rocks, that's a Celestial Seasonings flavor or what??

WuTangWarrior
10-07-2006, 10:20 AM
heres the health benefits for Celestial Seasonings -

http://www.celestialseasonings.com/research/abouttea/benefitsgt.php

which flavor do yall reccomend that also got these benefits????

Sicka than aidZ
10-07-2006, 11:03 AM
Yo Rocks, that's a Celestial Seasonings flavor or what??
i dont know, probably says whats up on wuwarrior'z link

http://www.celestialseasonings.com/r...benefitsgt.php (http://www.celestialseasonings.com/research/abouttea/benefitsgt.php)

Queen Rulah
10-07-2006, 11:55 PM
The Miracle of Green Tea
Originally posted on About.com

"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one." (Ancient Chinese Proverb)


Is any other food or drink reported to have as many health benefits as green tea? The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. In her book Green Tea: The Natural Secret for a Healthier Life, Nadine Taylor states that green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years.

Today, scientific research in both Asia and the west is providing hard evidence for the health benefits long associated with drinking green tea. For example, in 1994 the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published the results of an epidemiological study indicating that drinking green tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly sixty percent. University of Purdue researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. There is also research indicating that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.

To sum up, here are just a few medical conditions in which drinking green tea is reputed to be helpful:

cancer
rheumatoid arthritis
high cholesterol levels
cariovascular disease
infection
impaired immune function

What makes green tea so special?

The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. The latter takes on added importance when you consider that thrombosis (the formation of abnormal blood clots) is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke.

Links are being made between the effects of drinking green tea and the "French Paradox." For years, researchers were puzzled by the fact that, despite consuming a diet rich in fat, the French have a lower incidence of heart disease than Americans. The answer was found to lie in red wine, which contains resveratrol, a polyphenol that limits the negative effects of smoking and a fatty diet. In a 1997 study, researchers from the University of Kansas determined that EGCG is twice as powerful as resveratrol, which may explain why the rate of heart disease among Japanese men is quite low, even though approximately seventy-five percent are smokers.

Why don't other Chinese teas have similar health-giving properties? Green, oolong, and black teas all come from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. What sets green tea apart is the way it is processed. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized. By contrast, black and oolong tea leaves are made from fermented leaves, which results in the EGCG being converted into other compounds that are not nearly as effective in preventing and fighting various diseases.

Other Benefits

New evidence is emerging that green tea can even help dieters. In November, 1999, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a study at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Researchers found that men who were given a combination of caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories than those given only caffeine or a placebo.

Green tea can even help prevent tooth decay! Just as its bacteria-destroying abilities can help prevent food poisoning, it can also kill the bacteria that causes dental plaque. Meanwhile, skin preparations containing green tea - from deodorants to creams - are starting to appear on the market.

Harmful Effects?

To date, the only negative side effect reported from drinking green tea is insomnia due to the fact that it contains caffeine. However, green tea contains less caffeine than coffee: there are approximately thirty to sixty mg. of caffeine in six - eight ounces of tea, compared to over one-hundred mg. in eight ounces of coffee

Malcom Guevera
10-08-2006, 09:32 AM
man most of the teas u buy from the supermarket is the lowest class .
U gotta know ur teas . U gotta go to some chinese shop or a tea shop , there they got some shit .


Word and then you gots to make sure its aint got caffene, that zhit just destroys all the nutriments in ya system........

rubyspirit
10-08-2006, 08:35 PM
i drink Arizona green tea with ginseng all the time...

i cant really say if i feel any direct effects from it..i dono maybe i do...but ginseng is supposed to be mad good for ur brain...like it creates brain cells n stuff....<snip>

I drink the Diet Arizona green tea with ginseng. It gives you mad energy. I can tell a difference when I haven't had any for a couple of days. The gallon jugs are cheap at Walgreens.