Are you tired of seeing people order double mint lattes with whipped cream or large iced drinks with artificial fruit flavors and artificial sweeteners, knowing they are literally promoting disease and a mountain of health related expenses for themselves?
Green tea information has the ability to change a person’s life for the better. Learning about the health benefits of consuming green tea products could be the next step to improving people’s eating habits.
Do you have friends and relatives who continually make bad food choices and don’t realize they are bad, or that they have choices? The cost of medical insurance is almost prohibitive to carry in the U.S., and in countries with socialized medicine waiting times for treatment can be agonizing.
For many, the cost of becoming healthy and staying that way requires only a small lifestyle change. If people would begin with small changes, the increased quality of their health would encourage them to consider additional improvements in the quality of their diet.
We could drink green tea instead of diet soda, or take a quality nutritional supplement instead of buying a pastry every day. Stay away from a fast food restaurant and with the savings we can purchase powerful tea extracts that are shown to prevent heart disease and cancer. Why wouldn’t we want to make this change in our life if we understand the health benefits?
Our goal should be to place green tea information in plain view of as many people as possible. We should emphasize that Chinese people have recognized the health benefits of tea and have consumed it for 4000 years. They have far less cancer and heart disease than Western countries. This drink is the number one beverage consumed in China, Korea, and Japan.
Green tea contains polyphenols, specifically catechin compounds that are powerful antioxidants. These catechins, especially EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), fight free radicals that promote disease. As an added bonus, EGCG fights microbes, viruses, and bacteria.
Would you believe that this beverage has been shown to control or prevent heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, gum disease, type 2 diabetes, glaucoma, and rheumatoid arthritis? It also reduces or lessens the effects of high blood pressure, LDL (bad cholesterol), free radical damage due to smoking, the effects of excessive alcohol consumption, acne, bowel problems, and impaired immune system just to name a few.
Believe me, if we can get this green tea information into thousands of people’s hands and get them thinking about better health with a few small lifestyle changes, we will be a step closer to having healthier friends and relatives.
Not all teas have compounds that provide the same benefits. While most are healthful, I’m promoting the consumption of green tea. You can drink it as a beverage, take an extract in a capsule, or get the health benefits in a quality nutritional supplement. Inform yourself, friends and relatives about the benefits of a healthful lifestyle and provide this green tea information to everyone you know.
I agree with Mark Hyman, MD. “Chronic disease is a foodborne illness. We ate our way into this mess, and we must eat our way out.”