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Ways to Improve Your Metabolism

 Dieters around the world seek ways to speed up their metabolism.  For dieters who have good intentions but who always seem to fail, we are about to reveal even better news!  What you may not realize is that there are ways that you can enhance i.e. boost your metabolism so that even when you are sitting on the couch your body is burning calories.   Following are a few things that you CAN easily do for yourself and that will help you to boost your metabolism and assist you in your weight loss efforts- this applies to even those who are not on the North Shore Diet, or raspberry ketones, or green tea.

1. Eat Breakfast.  Your parents have been telling you  that breakfast is the most important meal of the day throughout your life.  These are words of wisdom, and it is now time to take them seriously!  Usually, when breakfast is skipped, we have an excuse- I’m not hungry, I don’t have time, or I don’t like to eat breakfast foods.  Skipping breakfast is hard on your body, and when you wait to eat until lunchtime or longer, your body naturally assumes you are fasting and slows your metabolism down.  Try to put something into yourself each morning that is healthy, even if it is a simple slice of toast with peanut butter. 

2. Drink green tea!  Of course, drink Green Tea Hawaii (greenteaHAWAII) for maximum green tea benefits.  Green tea is a metabolism booster which helps you to burn calories and to melt away body fat.   Green Tea Hawaii not only offers a wealth of information on our site, you’ll find a wealth of information on our blog about the various studies that have been performed on green tea.  The antioxidants in green tea are powerful and improved health and weight loss is achieved with the right consumption of green tea. 

3. Diet!  You know how those spicy foods make your mouth burn?  Well, hot peppers aren’t just good for burning the mouth!  They are also good for burning calories.  Add hot peppers to your diet.

4. Exercise!  The leaner your muscle, the more calories you burn, even when you rest.  As age sets in we lose muscle mass (even a greater reason to exercise).  Building muscle is essential and will make a big difference in the calories that you burn.  When you are lean, you burn more calories, even when you aren’t working at it. 

5. Eat regularly  When you don’t eat regularly, your body stores away calories; therefore, it is essential to eat meals regularly.  When you fail to do so, your metabolism slows so that you won’t starve.  Experts suggest that you eat three meals and healthy snacks, or five to six small meals daily.

6. Eat protein with each meal  Protein is known to be a metabolism booster and healthy levels of protein should be included with each meal.  Be sure to make the lean proteins which include nonfat yogurt, turkey breast, chicken breast, lean red meat, fish, eggs, and skim milk, as well as, lentils, tofu, and beans.

7. Keep a positive attitude and maintain a healthy mind  A good outlook on life does create happiness and the more happiness we have in our lives, the more energy we tend to have.  Therefore, stay happy!  Keep a smile on your face and think pleasant thoughts.

Healthy Chocolate & Green Tea Recipes


We hear all the time of those wonderful foods and beverages we love and the powerful antioxidants that are found in them that helps our conscious have a reason to grab them- chocolate and red wine!  But, there’s something else in the picture and it is green tea! 

Green tea provides a high amount of flavonoids- compounds that form antioxidants.  Experts claim that individuals should drink about three cups of green tea daily to benefit from its health benefits.  Studies have shown that the antioxidants contained in green tea can help fight various diseases and conditions which include cancers, stroke, and heart disease. 

While Green Tea Hawaii has put the most “Powerful Punch” in drinking green tea, for the sake of knowledge, let’s take a look at the most powerful tea bags that you can drink should you opt for that good old fashioned cup of tea- please note that you will not be getting the added benefits that Green Tea Hawaii offers, as you would have to drink an awful lot of tea to match what two simple packets of Green Tea Hawaii provides. 

        ·  Longjing

        ·  Sencha

        ·  Yanagi

        ·  Gyokuro

        ·  Maccha

        ·  Genmaicha

The benefits of green tea are endless- which is one reason why there has been such a focus on it in the media.  Live Green Tea Hawaii has written endless blog posts on studies, benefits, weight loss and more to share with our readers that are interested in improving their health, and we welcome you to take a look at each for further information.

Thinking of those wonderful antioxidants we thought we’d leave you with a few chocolate and green tea recipes that you are sure to love!


Green Tea and Chocolate Cake

What You’ll Need

    ·  ½ tsp. baking powder

    ·  1 Tbsp. matcha (green tea powder)

    ·  ½ cup butter

    · 2/3 cup sugar

    · 1 cup flour

    ·  2 large eggs


Preheat oven to 340 degrees F.  Butter a loaf pan.

In a bowl, cream the butter.  Once creamed mix in sugar.  Beat the eggs, and add gradually as you stir.  Continue stirring until the mixture is well mixed.  Sift flour, green tea powder, and baking powder and add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and mix well. 

Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and place in oven for 30 – 40 minutes.


Green Tea Truffles

This is a scrumptious recipe that you are sure to love! 

What You’ll Need:

    ·   4 ounces candied ginger, sliced finely

    ·  Green candy food coloring

    ·  5 green tea bags

    ·  2 pounds white chocolate, finely chopped

    ·  Scant 1 cup cream


In a medium sized saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat.  Allow the cream to simmer then remove from heat- when the edges start to bubble is when you’ll want to remove it from the heat. Once removed add the tea bags to the mixture.  Cover the saucepan with Saran Wrap to intensify the steeping and let sit for 15 minutes.

While the cream and tea sits, melt one pound of the white chocolate in the microwave.  Use a double boiler. 

Once the 15 minutes has passed, take the tea bags out from the cream and squeeze them tightly to make sure you get as much tea out and into the cream as possible. Pour the melted white chocolate into the cream mixture and gently stir with a whisk.  The mixture should be completely combined.  If you would like, you can add a couple drops of green food coloring. Cover the bowl with Saran Wrap  and place in the refrigerator for no less than three hours. 

Remove the bowl from the refrigerator; coat your hands with powdered sugar, and with a spoon scoop a portion of the mixture and roll into a ball using your hands.  Place on a baking sheet lined with foil.  Once you have all the truffles formed, return them to the refrigerator and chill for no less than one hour.

Can Green Tea Help in Breast Cancer Prevention?

Green tea benefits have been widely publicized in the media lately- with one headline particularly- the claim of one of the chemicals found in green tea to be a powerful defense against breast cancer. 

Camellia sinesis is the plant which the green tea leaves are derived from.  The plant is a native Asian plant, and has been a popular beverage and is the second most consumed beverage in the world.  The Chinese have used green tea for medicinal purposes for decades- for good reason.  Take a look at the benefits of green tea, which might just bring you closer to an understanding for the claim that it just may be the defense women need to arm themselves against breast cancer.

Antioxidants and Free Radicals

Green tea polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that protect the cells in the body from free radicals. Free radicals cause the body damage as they are highly reactive molecules that are sensitive to aging and chemicals in the environment, and can lead to cancer development. 

Green Tea and Antioxidants

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is an antioxidant that is almost exclusive to green tea.  There is an awful lot of media hype about this antioxidant, and to date, researchers are reporting conflicting results in its abilities to fight or prevent cancer.

University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher performed one quite promising study in 2008 on laboratory mice.  One group of female mice was given EGCG in drinking water while the other group was given plain drinking water.  Later, each mouse was injected with breast cancer cells.  In the mice that drank the water with EGCG their tumors were 66% smaller than those that drank plain drinking water.  Researchers noted that the tumors of the mice that drank EGCG drinking water seemed to have less of a blood supply to their tumors, which suggests that the antioxidant inhibits the supply of blood to cancer cells.

While there have been various studies performed, most of these studies are focused on whether green tea does prevent cancer in Asians that have drank the tea for life, and whether it does help to inhibit disease growth.  The results of the studies have been mixed, and more studies are being conducted.

What Does this Study Mean for You?

The first thing to understand is that the mice ingested high amounts of EGCG which- for a human, would equal about 15 to 3 cups of tea each day for a period of five weeks. 

Aside from the potential to fight cancer, there is evidence that green tea leaves lowers bad cholesterol and helps to improve the function of the immune system.  University of Michigan Health System researchers discovered that arthritis and joint damage as well as inflammation are restricted due to EGCG inhibiting the production of the molecules in the body’s immune system.

For all of us that are concerned about or suffer from cancer, the results look promising.  We know the consumption of green tea is safe- and we know that it is easy to find.  As to whether or not it helps to prevent certain forms of cancer, such as, breast cancer, it is too soon to say.  But, as all us Green Tea Hawaii drinkers are aware of- there is something in the tea that DOES help you to feel as though you’ve reached overall wellness, and let’s hope there is a connection.

Weight Loss Green Tea Studies

Green tea, Oolong tea, and black tea all derive from Camellia sinesis plants- however; they are not the same in varieties.  With green tea, the leaves are not fermented before they are steamed and dried.  Most tea contains large quantities of polyphenols, which are plant-based substances and which are sources of anti-oxidants, as well as possessing anti-viral and anti-cancer properties.  Green tea is rich in polyphenols- particularly catechins. 

While the substances have proved to possess anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, there have also been studies performed on animals that show these catechins may also reduce cholesterol levels and the accumulation of body fat.

Many studies do show that cholesterol levels are reduced as well as fat accumulation.  That is no “new” news.  In one particular study, catechins affects were studied in correlation to weight loss and body fat reduction in 35 Japanese male participants.  The men were comparatively similar in waist size and in body mass index.  The participants were split into two groups.  During a three month period, the first group consumed green tea extract fortified Oolong tea.  The amount of catechins in the beverage was 690 milligrams.  The other group of men consumed one bottle of the tea with 22 milligrams of catechins. 

Throughout the study the men ate the same breakfasts and dinners.  They were also asked to control their fat intake and calorie count throughout the study so that they had similar diets.

After three months the participants who consumed the tea with the higher dosage of catechins experienced a greater weight loss than those who had not.  The average weight loss in these men was 5.3 pounds.  This was not the only positive effect.  These men also experienced a significant decrease in their waist size, as well as their body mass index and total body fat. 

The study also shows that these same men also experienced lower levels of bad- LDL cholesterol.  The amount of green tea catechin content depends on the amount of green tea that is consumed and the steeping time.  According to various studies on the benefits of the tea, no less than four cups of green tea a day should be consumed. 

According to researchers green tea catechins not only help to lower bad cholesterol but they help to burn calories and body fat.

According to researcher Tomonori Nago of Health Care Products Research Laboratories (Tokyo, Japan), the results of the study suggest that green tea catechins contribute to the prevention of and reduce different lifestyle related diseases, especially obesity.

Green Tea - Useful Information

 Millions of people around the world believe in the health benefits of green tea for severe diseases, which include various cancers, liver disease and heart disease.  Studies have been performed around the world on the beneficial effects of green tea and catechins which relate to one another and have shown positive reports of health benefits for both youngsters and adults.  Studies also show that catechins are ideal in the treatment of metabolic syndrome, such as obesity, cardiovascular risk factors, and type II diabetes.  Catechins may also be effective against high sugar levels in the body, and may also help to better body movements as it is known to help strengthen the body.

In recent years, studies have shown that consuming green tea has many health benefits.  The prevention of cancer, antioxidative, antiviral, antibacterial, antiarthritic, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular disease, reducing high cholesterol level, and neuroprotective are all helped with green tea consumption. 

Green tea’s polyphenol content is one of its primary reasons for health promoting effects, especially those of flavanols and flavonols, which constitute a large percentage of the dry weight of the fresh tea leaf.  Recent studies note that catechin, (-) epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), attributes to beneficial effects, as well. 

So what does this boil down to?  These are just a few results of the health benefits of green tea.  When you begin to research, you’ll find an abundance of information on the various benefits which of course, include weight loss.  Green Tea Hawaii gives green tea consumers a new concept about the tea.  Green tea has long been used as a herbal medicine, and now with Green Tea Hawaii, the consumption of the tea has become even more beneficial.  For those who are interested in green tea for its ability to help promote weight loss, there’s nothing better than the North Shore Diet.

Great News on Green Tea!

 Green tea consumption has been connected in the prevention of different cancers- this includes mammary gland cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, small intestine cancer, stomach cancer, mouth cancer, esophagus, colon cancer, and lung cancer.  Several clinical trials and epidemiological studies have demonstrated that green tea (Oolong and black tea, as well, but, to a lesser extent) may also reduce and prevent many other chronic diseases.  Why is this so?  Green tea has something in it called polyphenols.  Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that help rid the body of free radicals.  There are so many wonderful effects of green tea and its powerful antioxidants- green tea can help to lower blood pressure.  This is great news as we all know that high blood pressure is responsible for the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. 

According to some animal studies green tea has shown a connection between the reduction of coronary heart disease development and the reduction of the levels of blood sugar.  The reduction of the levels of blood sugar also have an impact upon the body’s weight. These studies were performed on middle-aged animals, not the elderly-with theelderly animal the nutritional factor tends to be more diminished due to the socioeconomic and age related biological factors. 

Tea phase possesses antioxidants, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-mutagenic effects and helps to protect individuals from the threat of cancer caused due to environmental factors.  The inhibitory effect of green leaf tea has been reported by Sano et al.  Participants of the study where given polyphenol EGCG (which is found in green tea leaf) orally.  The results were that there is a positive effect against lipid peroxidation induced by tert-butyl hdroperoxide.  The study also noted that the kidney experienced a similar affect.  The active forms of oxygen were used in experiments to test the anti-oxidative power of individual catechins and crude catechin powder.   Crude catechins decreased peroxides formation more effectively than dl-α-tocopherol.

Since ancient times, Asians have used green tea to treat typhoid and diarrhea.  Helicobacter pylori infection is also inhibited by the catechins in green tea.  Other traditional uses for green tea include using the tea as a defense against the flu virus, and as a defense against the herpes simplex virus. 

Impact absorption of metal ions

Absorption can be affected by tea catechins – especially among those with an iron deficiency; unfortunately the effects on other ions are not clearly understood.  The consumption of green tea over a long period  of time does not appear to have an  absorption affect on copper, where it is reduced to increase manganese and zinc.  The plasma concentration of these ions was not affected due to catechin intake.  The metabolism and absorption of interacting ions can be affected with the green tea catechins due to the various metal ions and flavonoids.

We all know that green tea is GREAT!  That’s why we are here.  We could go on forever about the list of benefits, with weight loss being one of the most beneficial.

How Can Green Tea Help You Medically?

 For centuries tea has been a beverage that has yielded health benefits.  Cultivation began in India and China - and, today, tea is the world’s most consumed beverage, second to water.  Tea, like water, is a healthy beverage, with many health benefits.

Tea is basically sold in three main types- oolong, black and green.  The process of tea is what categories the teas.  With green tea, unfermented leaves are used which are reported to contain the most amount of polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants.  Research shows that free radicals-which are compounds in the body that are responsible for causing damage, are reduced by antioxidants.  These compounds cause DNA damage, changes cells, and can be fatal, as well, and antioxidants help the body to rid itself of free radicals.  Some scientists report that radicals are the reason for the process of aging, as well as, many health problems, which include heart disease and cancer.  Antioxidants are thought to prevent and reduce damage that may be caused.  In some countries, such as in China and India health professionals use green tea as a medicine to help the body get rid of excess fluid, as a stimulant, to aid in the healing of wounds, to control bleeding, and to help enhance a healthy heart.  Other traditional uses of the tea include the regulation of body temperature, the treatment of  gas, the improvement of mental processes, the regulation of blood sugar levels, the promotion digestion.  There have been a great deal of studies performed on green tea  including studies on animals and humans, as well as, laboratory experiments.  According to these studies, the consumption of green tea may help with specific health problems, such as, the following:


There have been clinical studies of antioxidant properties on individuals that have suggested that atherosclerosis may be prevented with the consumption of green tea, particularly coronary artery disease.   Various populations have been studied over a long period of time, and, studies have been conducted on different groups of individuals from different cultures or diets. 

There has been no conclusion drawn as to why green tea reduces development of heart disease by lowering triglycerides and cholesterol levels.  According to studies, black tea also has similar effects.  From the studies, researchers have estimated that heart attacks have been reduced by 11% with the consumption of three cups of tea each day. 

Although researchers have concluded that the consumption of tea does reduce heart attacks, the US Food and Drug Administration has not approved tea makers to label their product with the claim that green tea helps to reduce the threat of heart disease.   

 High Cholesterol

Research has shown that good (HDL) cholesterol is lowered with green tea.  This has been proven in both humans and animals.  Clinical studies have discovered that consumers of green tea have a lower cholesterol level.

 According to the findings of a study performed on animals, it was concluded that polyphenols in green tea helps the body, as well as, intestine to absorb cholesterol and rid it from the body. 

Another study performed on individuals who smoked found that when green tea is consumed, harmful levels of LDL cholesterol are reduced. 


Conclusions based on black and green tea clinical population studies claim that the teas can help to protect the body from cancer.  In countries, such as, Japan, where the consumption of green tea is great, cancer rates are down.  However, according to researchers there is no factual evidence that cancer in humans is prevented with the consumption of green tea.  Studies show that polyphenols may play an essential role in preventing cancer, kill the cells, and stop its growth.

Bladder cancer- There have not been many studies performed on the relationship between bladder cancer and the consumption of tea; however, in studies that have been performed, it has been revealed that there is less likely the chance of occurrence, and of men with bladder cancer, those who drank green tea had a survival rate of five years more than those that did not. 

Breast cancer- Clinical studies performed in both green tea polyphenol test tubes and animals show that the rate growth of cancer cells in the breast are inhibited with green tea polyphenols.  Among 472 women in different stages of breast cancer, those who consumed green tea had the lowest cancer growth.  This is true especially those women who were at the pre-menopause stage and in the early stages of breast cancer.  For those who consumed no less than five cups of tea each day prior to their diagnosis the chance of the cancer returning after receiving treatments was less.  However, of those in the late stages of breast cancer there were little or no improvements.

Researchers have not come to a conclusion about the relationship between the prevention of breast cancer and green tea.  However, when the study was broken down as per age of the women, it was discovered that those under the age of 50 who drank three or more cups of tea each day had a lower percentage rate of developing breast cancer by 37%. 

Ovarian cancer- According to clinical studies performed in China on ovarian cancer patients, researchers discovered that  women who consumed no less than one cup of green tea daily had a longer survival rate than those who did not. 

Colorectal cancer- Among clinical studies that have been performed on the relationship of colon or rectal cancer and green tea, the results are conflicting.  Some studies show an increased risk of colorectal cancer, while others show a decreased risk.  Among women participants in one study, those who consumed no less than five cups of green tea daily had a lower risk of the disease than those who did not.  There were no signs that tea consumption helped to prevent or protect men from the disease.  Other studies showed that it can help to reduce the disease in women. 

Esophageal cancer- Among lab studies performed on animals researchers have found that polyphenol help to stop esophageal cancer cells growth.  However, among studies performed on humans, the results are conflicting.  On one massive population scale study it was concluded that consumption of green tea does help to protect against esophageal cancer development-especially among women.  However, in another it was determined that only constant consumption can increase the risk, especially the hotter the tea.   

Lung cancer- With lung cancer, clinical studies are conflicting, as well.  In test tube studies, a relationship between green tea polyphenols and lung cancer shows a decrease in the growth rate of human cancer cells of the lung.  Among one study performed on humans who consumed Okinawan tea which is similar to green tea it is shown that the participants had a lower risk of lung cancer, particularly women participants. 


Pancreatic cancer-One study performed on participants who both drank green tea and did not discover that among those who drank the largest amounts of green tea, were the most likely not to develop the disease.  For those who drank half the amount of that, they were half as likely to develop the disease.  This was especially true among women. 

Although the results are positive there has been no theory drawn as more research must be done before researchers can reasonably claim that green tea is responsible for a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer development.

Prostate cancer- In tests performed in the laboratory green tea extracts have shown to prevent prostate cancer cells growth.  In Southeast China, a large clinical study was performed which showed a decrease in the disease with the consumption of green tea.  However, the cells became more sensitive to chemotherapeutic drugs as they are a stimulated gene.  If you suffer from prostate cancer it is recommended to first discuss green tea with your physician prior to it consumption. 

Skin cancer- Green tea’s main polyphenols is EGCG- epigallocatechin gallate. According to studies it is suggested that there may be a relationship between EGCG and green tea polyphenols and anticancer properties and anti-inflammatory effects that may help to prevent ski tumor growth.

Stomach cancer- In lab studies it was discovered that stomach cancer cells in test tubes experienced a reduced growth rate with green tea polyphenols; unfortunately, studies performed on humans are not as conclusive.  Researchers performed two studies which included participants who drank green tea and did not.  Participants who consumed green tea  were less likely to develop stomach cancer and inflammation of the stomach.  However in a clinical study performed in Japan, there was no conclusion that green tea helps to decrease stomach cancer risk.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease- Studies show that both ulcerative colitis and Cohn’s disease inflammation are reduced with green tea.  Not only do studies show how green tea helps to aid people with IBD, but it helps to prevent colon cancer.

Diabetes- In many cultures, traditional green tea is used to help to control the levels of the blood sugar in the body.  Among studies performed on animals it is has been shown that green tea may help to prevent Type 1 diabetes development and slow its development.  With this type of diabetes the body has little or no insulin.  Insulin is needed to convert sugar into energy, which green tea helps to do.

Some green tea studies have showed that the consumption of green tea extract helped to decrease hemoglobin A1c levels in humans with impaired glucose tolerance.

Liver disease- Clinical studies based on population show of human participants who drink 10 cups or more of green tea daily are less likely to have problems with their liver.  Studies suggest that the liver is protected from toxic substances such as alcohol which damage the liver.  In studies performed on animals, it is shown that green tea helps to protect mice from liver issues. 

Conclusions from several human and animal studies suggest that catechin, which is a polyphenol present in green tea, helps to treat viral hepatitis, which is an inflamed liver.  The catechin was used solely in the study. 

Prior to consuming 10 cups of green tea daily, consult with your physician. 

Weight loss- There has been studies performed and they do show a relationship between green tea and weight loss.  Green tea is thought to be a metabolism booster and helps to burn fat, and helps to maintain weight once the weight is off. 

Other Disease and Conditions:

Dental- Studies also show that drinking green tea helps to prevent tooth decay, and helps to strengthen the bones.

Arthritis- Studies show that green tea consumption may be useful in inflammatory diseases.  Studies have shown inflammation is reduced with green tea consumption.

Genital warts- Studies show that the properties in green tea can also help treat genital warts.

Colds and flu- Studies the consumption of green tea helps to prevent colds and flu.  


NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The greenteaHAWAII products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Green Tea & Its Wonderful Antioxidants

 Are you aware of the secret that green tea is equipped with?  Green tea is rich in catechin polyphenols.  If you are unaware of the term, these are antioxidants, and green tea is full of them!  The wonderful antioxidants are found in a number of very appealing foods-berries, chocolate, red wine, and apples.

Catechin polyphenols have been researched for some time, and have shown to have health benefits.  Many ancient cultures were the first to believe this.  Green tea also has EGCG which is an antioxidant type that is more powerful than vitamin C and which has outrageously healthy effects on the body. 

EGCG help to reduce cancer growth and lower cholesterol levels- thereby lowering high blood pressure and helping to prevent heart disease.  Catechin polyphenols are known to be fantastic.  Some studies show that participants who consume tea have a reduced risk of some cancer types.  You’ll find that when you begin to research, there are conflicting results.  However, the positive points definitely are encouraging and seem to outweigh the rest. 

EGCG has been found to be twice as powerful as resveratrol, which lowers the rate of heart disease.  Some researchers believe that this is the reason for a lower rate of heart disease in men and women in Japan, as they are avid green tea drinkers- even among those who are smokers.

Green tea has taken light in the media quite a bit lately  due to its wonderful ability to aid in weight loss.  Dieters around the world have experienced its effects.  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published one study performed at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  Studies show that there is a relationship between green tea and weight loss, as it is a metabolism booster.

When it comes to caring for the health of our bodies and maintaining a healthy weight, green tea definitely is an easy means to do so.  However, if you do suffer from a medical disease or condition, always consult with your doctor before  consuming anything new-including green tea!

Beauty-ful Green Tea

 There are many secrets to green tea, not only health secrets, but also secrets in cosmetology! According to a study of green tea by doctors, it was found that green tea also has the ability to enhance one’s beauty. In addition, doctors have discovered that green tea can be helpful and used by the body by more than just one method. One method, of course, is drinking the tea. Another, lesser known method, of getting green tea into the body is by rubbing it directly onto the skin. Some businessmen have discovered green tea has an impact on the cosmetic industry because of its anti-oxidant qualities. Further, other companies add green tea to their products such as their moisturizers, skin lotions and facial scrubs as a secondary ingredient as well. The knowledge of the positive qualities of green tea is becoming more and more widespread among more and more cosmetic companies. All of these discoveries are encouraging further research into the benefits of green tea. Many people have become curious and are asking “How else can green tea be used in the cosmetic industry?”

According to clinical research, green tea leaves contain a high concentration of anti-oxidants. The beneficial properties of these anti-oxidants can improve the health of our skin. Anti-oxidants also have the ability to fight harmful free-radicals (harmful compounds in the body that enhance the process of aging). The anti-oxidant properties of green tea help to fight damaging free radicals when it is applied to the skin. However, a majority of consumers do not want to buy expensive products for their skin if they can get the same results from simply drinking (inexpensive) green tea.

Here are some more tips on green tea and how it can help you:

Strengthen hair – green tea can protect your hair from pollutants in the environment and give it a shiny look. In order to achieve this glistening look, first you need to rinse your hair with green tea. In order to make this special rinse, follow this recipe:  (1) get three to four bags of green tea and (2) boil them in 1 liter of water for about sixty minutes.  (3) After boiling for sixty minutes, let the solution (4) cool down and (5) rinse it into your hair under water- after you shampoo and condition.

Soothing your eyes – this technique, using green tea, can reduce dark circles under your eyes. Here’s how you do it: (1) close your eyes and place two used green tea bags (which have cooled) over your close eyes (just like putting Pepino in your eyes), then (2) you’ll need to lie down for about 10 to 15 minutes. The green tea leaves anti-oxidant content works to prevent wrinkles and clear away some of the unwanted lines around your eyes.

Classification and Use of Green Tea

 Green Tea is commonly known in the whole world because of its unique benefits and natural effects on our bodies and health. That’s the power of true nature! Amazing isn’t it?  Has it ever come into your mind that there is more than one kind of Green Tea? The answer is YES! Green Tea has different classifications and can be put in different categories. Here is some intriguing information about Green Tea that you will find useful as you work to increase the quality of your healthy lifestyle.

 Three Kinds of Green Tea:

 Green Tea - Making green tea by frying the young and fresh leaves and the bud of the tea leaves. After frying, it will need to be dried.

 We all know green tea is superb because of its benefits and its ability to increase the quality of health overall. One reason green tea is so beneficial is because it contains within it many natural substances that boosts our body’s metabolism, boosts our energy and makes our bodies feel younger! The most common and most popular substance inherent of green tea is that it is composed of a very powerful health-booster, a special antioxidant.

Antioxidant – it is a molecule that inhibits oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a type of chemical reaction in our body that can produce free radicals. Antioxidants are commonly used widely in issues of health and the benefits of antioxidants have been (and continue to be) studied all over the world! Researchers have found that antioxidants can prevent diseases like breast cancer, heart disease and countless other illnesses that may have been ‘nipped in the bud’ if the antioxidants to fight the disease had been found sooner!

 Black Tea - making black tea with fresh leaves, this type of tea needs to be withered under sunlight. During the technique to make black tea, the leaves must just be barely scratched and placed in a slightly acidic environment to help catalyze the process of fermentation.

 Black tea is known because of its strong flavour when compared to the less-oxidized teas. However, the difference between black tea with other teas is that the flavour of black tea remains for years (longer shelf life), unlike other teas in which the flavour can change after years of storage.

 Oolong Tea – Making oolong tea by taking the process of fermentation to its fullest extent is how this tea differs from other teas. These teas are commonly known in China, Europe, India and North America. Oolong is a traditional Chinese tea. The method for making this type of tea is ancient and in some parts of China, there are traditional and unique procedures used to make the tea, such as making the tea can only be done under special conditions such as withering the leaves under a very strong heat and light of the sun!

 Teas have their own characteristics just like us people, but the main attractions with these teas that make them so very special is in how they benefit our lives. We must not ignore the natural way of taking care of ourselves by simplify drinking a green tea every day.



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