Introduction

Thursday Mar 11, 2010

Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverage in the world, next to water for enjoyment and health.

Green tea has been recognized for its many health benefits.  The major components of interest are the polyphenols which are responsible for the antioxidant and other health benefits.  The major polyphenols in green tea are flavonoids.  There are four major flavonoids in green tea, i will focus on epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is viewed as the most significant active component.

Much research is available depicting the health benefits of green tea for a wide variety of implications, including different types of cancer, heart disease, liver disease, etc.

There is also a wide range of uses for green tea in diabetes, inflammatory diseases, skin disorders, hair loss, as well as weight loss, and exercise enhancement.

I will be focusing on the effects of green tea (more specifically EGCG combined with caffeine) and its affects on weight loss and exercise enhancement.

***Check for updates under the category Green Tea – EGCG

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4 Comments »

I love teas of all kinds, especially the green tea and I am glad that I somewhat influenced you in your tea drinking habits throughout the last year 🙂

I find tea to be an important part of my daily diet and a long term family tradition. I am curious in learning more about the benefits of green tea and its EGCG properties as an ergogenic aid. Keep up the great work.

PS. Love the topic images!

March 12th, 2010 | 2:27 pm
Nathanael Fisk:

If you wrote this article urself, it’s pretty well written….

March 26th, 2010 | 5:03 am

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! 🙂

April 1st, 2010 | 9:13 am
sykotik:

I’m looking forward to getting more information about this topic, don’t worry about negative opinions.

April 16th, 2010 | 6:50 pm
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