Posted 07 April 2004 - 10:58 PM
Green tea is regarded as an antioxidant. The polyphenols, especially EGCG, prevent free radical damage and have even been found to detoxify free radicals produced by the environmental toxin paraquat. (Carcinogenesis 10 : 1003)
Green tea is also used topically and in this case is known as a styptic, which helps stop bleeding when applied topically. It has been used lukewarm on open wounds, acne, athleteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s feet, and sunburn, and appears to protect the skin from damage from ultraviolet radiation exposure. Researchers are not yet sure why this works but think it may be due to its antioxidant activity.
One study indicates that 6,000 Japanese women who were nondrinkers and nonsmokers over 40 who drank about five cups of green tea a day had a 50 percent decrease in the risk of stroke.
This is my second day of drinking 4-5 cups a day. Lets see what happens
Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:53 AM
I love green tea ice cream.
Good luck! Tell us how it goes.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 11:23 AM
but then again, If you were to replace all the water you drank with Tea, then you might be onto something. Still, it requires more effort, but as with pretty much everything in life, for the best results, more efffort is required.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 03:15 AM
You can also make it in bulk, just boil a large amount of water and immerse a bunch of loose leaf tea in it(letting the water sit before as it wrecks the tea is you pour boiling water on it). Then you can just pour yourself a glass of cold tea whenever you want. It almost tastes like sun tea but better, especially if you add honey.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 08:26 AM
Posted 14 April 2004 - 10:19 AM
Not really. They are both useful for different reasons. Green Tea is an antioxidant and lemon water is a detoxifyer.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 01:49 PM
Posted 14 April 2004 - 02:05 PM
Funny you should ask! I am currently drinking green tea with a squeeze of lemon in it.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 09:47 PM
4-5 cups tea (since last tuesday)
4 inch slice of cantalope
1-2 cups of 100% multi-grain cheerios
fist sized serving of blueberries
cup of orange juice
for breakfast: oatmeal and fruit
for lunch: its hard to find something healthy between classes so I usually have a turkey sandwitch w/ tomatoes and lettuce. Its $4.49! Damn University charges way too much for a simple sandwitch!!!! Theres pizza and pasta and fried chicken etc.
for dinner: i usually cook stir-fried vegetablkes like brocoli, bean sprouts, carrots, w/ tofu or chicken
Is there something im doing wrong? Cuz ive been breaking out more....and its hard to stay strong emotionally when im not seeing positive results with all this effort...maybe its all the stress with all my classes n stuff. im just emotionally exhuasted i guess ive been keeping such a positive face in public that its finally catching up to me damn it.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 09:56 PM
try going without milk for 2 months. im not telling you to not eat cheese or yogurt or other dairy products, just stay clear of milk.
milk is one of the foods that had me breaking out alot too. others are chinese food and shrimp. the strange thing is i can eat dairy products such as yogurt and cheese in moderation and that wont cause any breatkouts.
anyway, try not drinking milk for a while, and hopefully that will help.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 10:32 PM
Posted 14 April 2004 - 11:34 PM
Eating dry bran cereal is great for night time snacking (if you must). You don't like soy milk?
Posted 15 April 2004 - 03:07 PM
hey jc, what nationality r u (if u dont mind me asking)?
Posted 15 April 2004 - 04:08 PM
You can't tell by my eyes??? Yeesh! :roll: It's SO plainly obvious that I'm Canadian!!!!!!!!!!!!
Est tu, s'il vous plait?