Sabtu, 08 Oktober 2011

Benefits Of Green Tea

Are there any other food or drink reported as much as the health benefits of green tea? The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it for everything from headaches to depression treatment.
Currently, research in Asia and the west provides strong evidence for health benefits long associated with drinking green tea. Researchers from Purdue University recently concluded that compounds in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. There is also research indicating that drinking green tea in total cholesterol, and increase the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol (LDL) cholesterol decreased.

* Cancer
* Rheumatoid arthritis
* High cholesterol
* Cariovascular disease
* Infection
What makes green tea so special?

The secret of green tea lies in the fact that rich catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, kill cancer cells without damaging healthy tissue. It is also effective in lowering LDL cholesterol, 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 major cause of heart attacks and strokes.

Links are made between the effects of drinking green tea and the "French Paradox." For years, researchers were puzzled by the fact that, despite eating a diet high in fat, the French have a lower incidence of heart disease than Americans. The answer seems to lie in red wine, resveratrol, a polyphenol that the negative effects of smoking and dietary fat contains limited.

Other benefits

New evidence is emerging that green tea can even help dieters. In November 1999, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of research at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. The researchers found that men who received the 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! As bacteria-destroying abilities can help prevent food poisoning, can also kill bacteria that cause dental plaque. Meanwhile, skin preparations containing green tea - from deodorants to creams - began to appear on the market.

Side effects?

For now, the only negative 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 about 30-60 mg. caffeine in 6-8 ounces of tea, compared with more than one hundred mg. In eight grams of coffee

Sabtu, 31 Juli 2010

Smart Brains Make Breakfast

Smart Brains Make Breakfast
Breakfast is very important to be energized all day long. Based on the research also shows, breakfast foods containing complex carbohydrates and fiber will be used where glucose is slowly within the body will help to improve concentration and memory.

Just unfortunately, many people do not realize the benefits of breakfast and breakfast was not considered important. This fact could have happened, because the development of a lifestyle that requires fast-paced, and changing school hours to children, making the mother more and more difficult to prepare healthy and nutritious breakfast.

In fact, breakfast is very important to be energized all day long.

"Breakfast is important for all family members, especially children. Why? Because when the long night's sleep, sugar and glycogen in the body will be used by the body to lower blood sugar when you wake up in the morning. Breakfast is a healthy and nutritious ingredients fuel for learning for children, "said Dr. Samuel Oetoro MS, nutrition specialist at the seminar" Nutritious Breakfast Club ", at the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Jakarta, recently.

Proper breakfast menu would be a healthy and nutritious. The reason, according to a study breakfast with foods containing complex carbohydrates and fiber, where the glucose will be used slowly in the body, will help to improve concentration and memory.

Whole wheat, for example, contain many complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein that helps to provide sufficient fuel for the body. That way the kids have enough energy to support learning activities in school.

"Cereals, including breakfast foods are good for low-fat, complex carbohydrate and a source of fiber. Especially with school schedules and hours of advanced study until mid-afternoon, the energy required would be sufficient," said Dr Samuel

In addition to sources of energy and intelligence of the brain, breakfast is also very important as a means to build unity among all family members, especially the fabric of communication between parent and child.

"Breakfast was very rarely used as a venue where families gather and communicate. So the relationship of parents and children sometimes do not connect their communication, "explained Dr.Psi. Kasandra , psychologist and family consultant.

Parents must play an important role familiarize children should eat breakfast, go Kasandra. Because this will support the achievement and behavior of children in the future. For parents, especially working parents, if able to take the time to enjoy breakfast with the whole family will provide good benefits for the body, mental and soul of the child.

"Togetherness time experienced by parents and children at breakfast time is quality time opportunity that should be done regularly. Time shared between parents and children during the breakfast is a chance the quality time that should be done regularly. Breakfasts are special moments that families can use the mother to build and strengthen relationships with other family members, "he asserted.

Nutritious Breakfast Club Seminar organized , a special cereal for breakfast this morning to invite the mothers of the 50 club gathering.