Category Archives: Health Benefit of Green Tea

Green tea contains antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, preventing aging and disease. It is an important part of of healthy lifestyle which promotes longevity and overall health.

How can I tell if my green tea has polyphenols, antioxidants, EGCg, flavonoids or catechins?

Sake and Tea Infusion

Green tea is well known for its antioxidants and health benefits, but how can you tell how much antioxidants and polyphenols you are consuming from your cup of green tea? First, let’s define what all these terms are. Polyphenols, antioxidants, EGCg, flavonoids and catechins,. Antioxidants are molecules commonly found in many natural and synthetic sources. […]

Homemade Green Electrolyte Energy Drink

It became my routine to make homemade electrolyte drinks weekly on Sunday, my food prep day. Four litres (2 x 2qt mason jars) of electrolyte green tea drink lasts me enough for a week. A homemade electrolyte drink is a great alternative to gatorade or commercial electrolyte drinks for reduced calories and dollar amounts. Also, […]

Caffeine in Tea

What is Caffeine Caffeine is an alkaloid. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, heart muscle and respiratory system. It is diuretic, increases alertness and delays fatigue. Caffeine is naturally found in many plants. Caffeine in Tea Caffeine in tea gives bitterness. Generally more caffeine is found in younger leaves and earlier harvest. Higher quality green […]

Okinawan Longevity and Green Tea

Green tea in the traditional Okinawan lifestyle, not only provides essential antioxidants but also a healthy catalyst for socializing with family and friends. While many Americans drink green tea to increase antioxidant intake, Okinawans typically incorporate it into a meal or into the ritual of receiving visitors. Without conscious effort, culture and habit give health. […]

Green Tea Antioxidants and EGCg

What are green tea antioxidants and catechins? Green tea antioxidants are called catechins. Tea generally contains 11-17% of catechins and they are water soluble. EGCg or epi-galo-catechin-galate is one of catechins. Here is each of the green tea catechins % found in green tea. EG (0.9%) EGC (3.6%) ECg (2.2%) EGCg (7.9%) *Percentage of each […]

Fat becomes Free Radicals and green tea antioxidants neutralize free radicals

Fat becomes free radicals Initiation When foods containing unsaturated lipid (LH) enter the body, free radicals (X’) steal electrons from the lipids causing lipid peroxidation, the unsaturated fat becomes lipid radical (L’). Propagation Because lipid radical is not very stable, it readily reacts with oxygen (O2) in the air and becomes peroxyl radical (LOO’). Since […]

EGCg anitioxidant supplement, or a cup of green tea for your health?

EGCg, or epigalocatechin-galate, is a type of catechin found in green tea, also known as an effective antioxidant. Often times you see EGCg extract being sold separately as a supplement. Which is better for your health? Largely it’s preference since supplement pills are easy to use and if you don’t drink tea at all, what […]

Antibacterial properties of green tea

Green tea is often served at sushi restaurants not just for healthy drink, but also known to reduce risk of food poisoning. Some of the most deadly food poisoning bacteria are very sensitive to green tea polyphenols (catechins). C. botulinum is commonly found in soil, yet most notable botulism cases come from improperly canned foods. […]