Green tea comes from the plant Camellia sinensis, which is native to China and South Asia, but has recently been cultivated in numerous places around the world thanks to its popularity. It will exert most of its nutrients when submerged in water, so drinking tea made from its leaves is the best way to reap its health benefits.
In fact, drinking one cup of green tea a day will help your body burn fat and will also help prevent cancer from developing.
Green tea extract increases your body’s thermogenesis, which is the generation of body heat that occurs as a result of normal digestion, absorption, and metabolization of food. Thanks to this, green tea can help you lose weight.
The American Cancer Society explains:
"Green tea contains chemicals known as polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties. The major group of polyphenols in green tea are called catechins, and the most important catechin seems to be epigallocatechin gallate (sometimes calledepigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG). EGCG may help cause certain types of cancer cells to die in much the same way that normal cells do. This effect is important because cancer cells are different from normal cells in that they do not die when they should — they continue to grow and spread."
Green tea is stimulatory in nature as it contains some caffeine, which will naturally boost your metabolism. Green tea is also an antioxidant that, like wine, cranberries, and dark chocolate, will target and scavenge for toxins that could lead to cancer, blood clots, and even atherosclerosis.
Green tea has also been proven helpful to people who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as even skincare and tooth decay.
Green tea is a powerful supplement that has an incredible range of uses and benefits. It is a great tool for improving your personal nutritional health and it is easily available in both the traditional drink and the supplemental pill form, both of which are easy to consume on a regular basis.
Consuming around one to two cups a day is suggested, and a good idea is to replace your sugary drinks with this beverage, as the calorie count is lower and the added benefits of being a stimulant that provides antioxidants may be just what the doctor ordered to improve your health.
— Zach Rogers, Inspiyr.com
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How to Make Tea from Your Weed Stems
For those of us who like to see every last bit of everything we buy go to good use, there really isn’t anything better than cannabis stem tea. The world is full of waste not only are landfills quickly being piled full with trash, but billions of dollars a year are wasted on products that were bought and not consumed or used.
Of course, if you are a cannabis lover, you probably treat your frosty nuggets as if they are solid chunks of gold, savoring each hit you take, but it often feels like those byproduct stems that are left over after you have smoked all the bud simply do not serve a purpose. Simultaneously, it can feel unfortunate throwing them away.
But Why Cannabis Stem Tea?
Cannabis stem tea has been sparking up globally, consumed as a more mellow alternative to smoking marijuana. Sure, this hot drink will not get you quite as high as a THC-packed chunk of herb might, but stems seem to offer some pretty amazing benefits, especially considering the fact that so many usually just toss them out. Plus, who could resist the idea of a medicinal tea-party with your friends!
In this article we will explain to you in greater detail not only about the possible medical uses of cannabis stem tea, but also we will describe step by step how you can make this relaxing, hot drink right from the comfort of your very own home.
Keep reading to discover how to make cannabis stem tea with our step by step guide…
6 Things That Happened When I Drank Green Tea Every Day For A Month
It seems like every day there's a new natural remedy being touted by magazines, doctors, and even your best friend. But green tea doesn't seem to be a passing fad: It's been consumed all over Asia for centuries, and over the past decade tons of research has linked green tea to a myriad of health benefits, from lower blood pressure and blood sugar to less belly fat. (Heal your whole body with Rodale's 12-day liver detox for total body health!)
Because green tea isn't processed very much, it's loaded with catechins&mdasha type of antioxidant that fights free radicals and repairs damaged cells. Catechins also seem to play a role in weight management: One study found that people who drank green tea lowered their body fat percentage and body mass index in just 12 weeks.
I've struggled with my weight for years, and while I know that limiting portions and exercising is most important, I'd certainly welcome a little extra help. Plus, who wouldn't want to lower their risk of dreaded conditions like heart disease and cancer? I decided to drink at least one cup of green tea every day for a month to see if I'd notice any difference in my health. Here's what happened over the course of 30 days.
I learned how to make great iced tea.
When most people think of drinking tea, they might imagine sitting in a chair and sipping a hot beverage. While that sounds great and relaxing, I'm a busy mom of a toddler, and I don't get to do a lot of sitting still. So rather than risk burning myself while rushing around, I opted to make large batches of iced tea that I stored in the refrigerator. (Avoid the temptation to buy the pre-bottled stuff.)
Plain green tea can be kind of bitter, but there's an easy fix: You can buy flavored green tea, or you can flavor it yourself. I had a lot of fun experimenting on my own. I'd brew a large pot of green tea and add honey, lemon, vanilla, cinnamon, or berries, all of which majorly improved the taste (and have health benefits of their own) without adding a lot of calories. My favorite combination was green tea infused with cinnamon, berries, and a little honey. Yum.
I consumed much less aspartame.
My drink of choice is normally water, but when I do crave something with a bit more flavor I usually reach for sugar-free iced tea&mdashbut by sugar-free, I really mean artificially sweetened with aspartame. As someone who chooses not to eat many artificial or processed foods, I never feel good about putting aspartame into my body, but I've never really enjoyed drinking unsweetened iced tea. Once I figured out how to flavor my iced green tea without adding a lot of sweeteners (see above!), it became my go-to beverage whenever I was craving something other than water.
I didn't catch a cold.
I started drinking green tea in mid-September, just as the change of seasons was bringing a wave of colds and other viruses to my home in New England. Three weeks into my experiment, my daughter and husband both came down with a terrible cold and sore throat. My toddler was the sickest she had ever been, and even ended up in the hospital with dehydration. Yet somehow I managed not to get sick. Was it the antioxidant power of green tea? I'd like to think so I drank a few extra cups that week.
I paid more attention to my overall health.
Although I had only committed to drinking one glass of green tea a day, that tiny resolution kept me thinking more about my health in general. With wellness top of mind, it was easier to make other healthy choices (including dietary ones) throughout the day.
I learned how to unwind without wine.
On weekend nights, when my daughter is in bed and my husband and I are still up chatting, I used to pour myself a glass of wine. Once I started the tea experiment, I swapped the wine for a hot cup of tea&mdashand I realized how relaxing it is to sit down with a steamy beverage at the end of the day. Once I understood the stress-relieving perks of hot tea first-hand, I could no longer justify the calories in the wine (or the headache it would probably give me the next day).
I lost a little weight, but I'm not sure it was the green tea.
During the month I was drinking green tea I did shed a few pounds, but I didn't lose any more than I had been every month since I started eating healthier and exercising consistently. Sadly, I wouldn't count on green tea for a fat-burning boost.
Still, I can say without a doubt that drinking green tea has benefits: It helped me ditch artificial sweeteners and wine, and generally kept me in a healthy mindset. And while my month-long experiment is now up, I'm sure I'll still pour myself a cup whenever I'm craving a flavorful drink because it tastes so good. My toddler&mdashwho likes to copy everything her mom does&mdasheven drinks a little on occasion, though I won't let her have much because it does have some caffeine.
Is green tea a magical potion that solves all health woes? Absolutely not. But I do think it can be one piece of the puzzle of living a healthy lifestyle.
I FOCUSED ON GREEN TEA
Every tea has its own special weight-loss powers, but if your boat is sinking and you can only grab one package of tea before swimming to the deserted island, make it green tea. Green tea—a core component of The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse—is the bandit that picks the lock on your fat cells and drains them away, even when we're not making the smartest dietary choices. Chinese researchers found that green tea significantly lowers triglyceride concentrations (potentially dangerous fat found in the blood) and belly fat in subjects who eat fatty diets.
Hot brew vs cold brew
There is a very clear difference between brewing your tea hot and brewing your tea cold. Hot brewed tea is apparently more sensitive to bacteria and will go bad faster that cold brewed tea.
It has to do mostly with the way the tea was extracted from the leaves by the water, and temperature has a big say in that.
So in short, if you want to be sure your tea keeps for longer, try brewing it cold as often as possible. If you brew it hot, it will still keep. But there will be almost an entire day’s difference in longevity.
Green tea is a product made from the Camellia sinesis plant and it is also known as Camellia theifera, Constituant Polyphénolique de Thé Vert, CPTV, EGCG, Epigallo Catechin Gallate, Extrait de Camellia Sinensis, Extrait de Thé Vert, Extrait de Thea Sinensis, Green Sencha, Green Tea Extract, Green Tea Polyphenolic Fraction, GTP, GTPF, Japanese Tea, Kunecatechins, Poly E, Polyphenon E, PTV, Té Verde, Tea, Tea Extract, Tea Green, Thé de Camillia, Thé Japonais, Thé Vert, Thé Vert Sensha, Thea bohea, Thea sinensis, Thea viridis, Yame Green Tea, Yame Tea, and other names.
Green tea has been used in alternative medicine as a likely effective aid in treating genital warts, high cholesterol, and maintaining mental alertness.
Green tea has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating clogged arteries, endometrial and ovarian cancer, low blood pressure, osteoporosis, changes in cervical cells due to human papiloma virus (HPV), white patches in the gums and the prevention of Parkinson's disease.
Other uses not proven with research have included various cancers (bladder, esophagus, pancreas, breast, colon, stomach, leukemia, mouth, prostate, lung) acne, heart disease, diabetes, infertility, high blood presure, obesity, respiratory infections, improvement of athletic perfomrance, wrinkles and others.
It is not certain whether green tea is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. Green tea should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.
Green tea is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
Green tea may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.
6. Bright turmeric tonic
This is one to keep in the refrigerator and serves as a great way to start your morning or as an afternoon pick-up. You can add fresh mint leaves to brighten it further.
- 3 cups coconut water
- 1/2 cup fresh ginger slices
- 1 lime, cut in quarters and squeezed
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Cayenne pepper to taste
Combine ingredients in a sealable container, shake well, refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled.
Red Clover to Ease Eczema
Medicinal herbalists have long used red clover to help soothe the red, scaly, and maddeningly itchy patches of skin that plague eczema sufferers. "Herbs like red clover help eliminate toxins in the bloodstream that appear to trigger inflammation," says Liz Earle, a holistic skin expert who herself suffers from eczema.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center's health reference library, red clover can be ingested as a tea or applied topically. If you're going to drink the tea, steep one to two teaspoons of dried flowers in hot water for half an hour, and sip two to three cups daily to reap the benefits. If you want to take red clover as a supplement, 40 to 160 mg per day is recommended. Ointments are also available that contain 10 to 15 percent red clover flower.
Meet The Healthy Green Tea Brands We're Obsessed With
Rich in antioxidants, nutrients, and anti-inflammatory properties, green tea is always a healthy choice. What you can't assume is that all green tea is created equal, therefore all tastes the same. After tasting over a dozen side-by-side, we can confirm that that statement couldn't be further from the truth&mdashwhile some teas were sweet and floral, others were earthy, with notes of seaweed. Seeing as this dynamic beverage comes in so many forms and flavors, we decided to divide them into categories, so you can choose the right green tea for any occasion.
People have been aware of the de-stressing powers of jasmine for centuries, and after a long day we try to get our fix just about any way we can. Had a long day? Put a kettle on and let this aromatic tea work its magic.
We loved the vegetal aroma and slightly umami flavor of this green tea. Some tasters noted that it reminded them of nori, the delicious Japanese seaweed. Next time we order sushi, this will definitely be our go-to brew.
Here at Delish we like things that taste delicious and can also improve our health, which is why we loved this herbaceous tea from Yogi. Those herbal notes can be attributed to this tea&rsquos healing blend of lemongrass, dandelion and burdock root. Yogi pairs these flavors with Grapeseed Extract which supplies tons of natural antioxidants.
Matcha isn't often easy to enjoy in tea bag form but this version is made in the authentic Japanese Style. Use it hot or cold to replace your morning cup of coffee.
The classics stay classic for a reason, and this tasty blend is no different. If you are looking for the grassy, slightly tannic flavors that are associated with a strong green tea then this is your best bet.
We loved this tea for its comforting, roasty flavors that makes us think of fresh toast and oatmeal with honey. It is the perfect way to get your morning started, and it turns out, we&rsquore not alone. The founder of Harney & Sons began his day with a cup of this sencha for over 10 years.
This tea amps up the familiar, soothing flavors we love about green tea with the addition of subtle and refreshing spearmint. For those new to green tea, this is a great first cup.
If you often find yourself literally stopping to smell the roses, then you&rsquoll love this tea from Rishi for its well-rounded floral flavor. This brew managed to give us notes of jasmine, rose and cinnamon without being too overpowering.
We knew this tea was going to have something to say when we saw the gorgeous, pyramid-shaped tea bags. We were not disappointed when we tasted this tea&rsquos bold, nutty, earthy flavors. Perfect for anyone looking for a hearty pick me up in the middle of the day.
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13x New York Times
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