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What's the hype with "green tea?"

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^ Indeed. I was mostly talking about the pre-mixed bottles of green tea often marketed as "healthy" but in fact loaded with sugar. There are some delicious unsweetened variations of the product that I often enjoy.

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Oh, those things are dreadful.  Just as bad for you as any soft drink.

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I.m sure that the green tea ice cream that Dairy Queen sells is healthy and sugar free!!!:post-4641-1156694572:

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Regular green tea with hot water is nice and refreshing. 

 

Not so keen on all the matcha ice cream, lattes and whatever else though

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This is common in Chinese restaurants, but this tea is brewed and hot. It is reputed to aid digestion. The bottled stuff here is just a soft drink in my opinion.

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Thai people seem to like to ascribe medicinal properties to a variety of food and drink. I have been eating at Thai restaurants with the family and someone will encourage me to eat a particular soup or dish because the vegetables are good medicine. In most cases it appears to me that the more bitter the vegetables, the stronger medicine they supposedly provide.

 

I look in wonder each new year as people spend a great deal of hard earned money buying those fancy wrapped holiday packages for other family members, which include a supply of small bottles of something that one is supposed to drink each day.  When they gift someone a thirty day supply I am guessing that is supposed to inoculate that person for the rest of the year.

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31 minutes ago, imagemaestro said:

Just a cautionary note.  Green tea, unsweetened and preferably freshly brewed or prepared, hot or cold is an acquired taste... but delicious and refreshing.... however if you have for dietary or other reasons been warned about caffeine use be careful.  Many contained substantial levels of caffeine.

 

I have gastro  reflux problems.....  severe.  (GIRD)  or (GORD) depending on USA or Britain.   I was chugging green tea like a madman believing it was good for me.  Not so.  It's caffeine levels were making life worse.

Lets balance your comment out by a positive, it is full of anti oxidants and any food or drink should be taken in moderation. As for caffeine taken in moderation and its effect on the average person its debatable. For you with your condition you should drink red bush tea from South Africa, it is medicinal and caffeine free.

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ID: 14   Posted (edited)

4 hours ago, wayned said:

I.m sure that the green tea ice cream that Dairy Queen sells is healthy and sugar free!!!:post-4641-1156694572:

Is it? How I would like to eat sugar free ice cream, can anyone confirm that Wayned is right? :thumbsup:

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Thai people seem to like to ascribe medicinal properties to a variety of food and drink. I have been eating at Thai restaurants with the family and someone will encourage me to eat a particular soup or dish because the vegetables are good medicine. In most cases it appears to me that the more bitter the vegetables, the stronger medicine they supposedly provide.
 
I look in wonder each new year as people spend a great deal of hard earned money buying those fancy wrapped holiday packages for other family members, which include a supply of small bottles of something that one is supposed to drink each day.  When they gift someone a thirty day supply I am guessing that is supposed to inoculate that person for the rest of the year.

My gf calls those supplements Brand although I think that might be the brand name ( no pun intended) they are usually extract of something, chicken or mushroom for example.
She bought me a box one time as I was sick, one every morning before eating, the mushroom one is okay but the chicken is pretty strong !!
They are quite expensive and yes Thai people seem to buy them like hot cakes and consider them a good " gift" for family or friends.

Whether they have any medicinal benefits I don't know, I just went with the flow and drank one every morning like a good boy
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ID: 16   Posted (edited)

Green tea has many health benefits.

 

People who are awake don't add sugar, but opt for Organic honey and a little lemon juice.

 

Surgar and artificial sweetener which is worse, is in most processed foods and drinks including milk.  Catchup is loaded with sugar.   I avoid all processed foods and all sugary drinks.

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53 minutes ago, SOUTHERNSTAR said:

...drink red bush tea from South Africa, it is medicinal and caffeine free.

 

That stuff sounds interesting.

 

Where could I get some in Thailand?

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1 hour ago, imagemaestro said:

Just a cautionary note.  Green tea, unsweetened and preferably freshly brewed or prepared, hot or cold is an acquired taste... but delicious and refreshing.... however if you have for dietary or other reasons been warned about caffeine use be careful.  Many contained substantial levels of caffeine.

 

I have gastro  reflux problems.....  severe.  (GIRD)  or (GORD) depending on USA or Britain.   I was chugging green tea like a madman believing it was good for me.  Not so.  It's caffeine levels were making life worse.

http://www.naturalnews.com/034227_green_tea_caffeine.html

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I'm thinking I must be living a sherltered life.....here going on 17 years now and never heard people hypeing up green tea.

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That junk drink 'green tea' in bottles, or sold in restaurants mixed with ice, sugar and milk is so far removed form the real drink it's untrue.

 

Real green Tea is very good for health.. with lots of antioxidants.  You buy it same as you buy normal tea bags.. and add hot water.  No sugar or anything is the traditional way to drink it. You can also buy it as dried leaves.. and just add hot water. 

 

I prefer hot Chamomile tea... no caffeine and tastes great... help with relaxation and sleep too.

 

Chrysanthemum tea is also a favorite of mine... I even add a fresh flower into it... but I am not sure it's actually got any health benefits or not.

 

 

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Unsweetened green tea is excellent for you.  A cup of

HOT green tea after a fatty meal will help prevent some

of the fatty deposits in your arteries.  Dr. Fong told me

this 20+ years ago, just know being recognized by lots

of nutritionalists. 

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1 hour ago, SpokaneAl said:

Thai people seem to like to ascribe medicinal properties to a variety of food and drink.

Trying to convince people that certain diets or supplements are good for your health is a multi-billion dollar industry in the west. Odd that you think it's somehow a Thai thing.

 

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More than two-thirds of American adults take dietary supplements each year, and according to a new economic impact report funded by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry contributes $121.6 billion to the U.S. economy (about 0.68% of GDP), creates 754,645 jobs nationwide, and pays $38.4 billion in wages. Additionally, the industry contributes nearly $15 billion in business taxes—federal and state—not including taxes collected on product sales.

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It's NOT a hype as you said. In "developed" countries it's well know since decades. So I don't know where you are coming from....

Here WIKI:

Regular green tea is 99.9% water, provides 1 Calorie per 100 mL serving, is devoid of significant nutrient content (table) and contains phytochemicals, such as polyphenols and caffeine. Polyphenols found in green tea include epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate, epicatechins and flavanols,[1] which have antioxidant, anticarcinogen, anti-inflammatory, and anti-radiation biochemical effects in vitro.[4] Other components include three kinds of flavonoids, known as kaempferol, quercetin, and myricetin.[8] A remarkably higher content of myricetin is detected in tea and its extracts than in many other plants, and this high concentration of myricetin may have some implications for the experimentally-observed bioactivity of tea and its extracts in vitro.[4]

Although numerous claims have been made for the health benefits of green tea, human clinical research has not provided conclusive evidence of any effects.[1][9][10] In 2011, a panel of scientists published a report on the claims for health effects at the request of the European Commission: in general they found that the claims made for green tea were not supported by sufficient scientific evidence.[9] Although the mean content of flavonoids and catechins in a cup of green tea is higher than that in the same volume of other food and drink items that are traditionally considered to promote health,[11] flavonoids and catechins have no proven biological effect in humans.[9][12]

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Rule #1 of healthy eating: Eat food made from plants, not made in plants (Factory).  ☝

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