Green Tea Diet!green tea
Posted 19 September 2004 - 07:57 PM
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 11:08 AM
i would also suggest people to include soy foods in their diet and be vegetable lovers.
Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:23 PM
Also "kl1nm2" was it japanese green tea TEABAGS?.
Posted 21 September 2004 - 04:10 PM
Aren't the leaves the same whether or not they are in bags?
I found no difference between drinking loose yerba mate as opposed to the bagged. In fact, the bagged tea is more convenient and I doubt the paper the bags are composed of would interfere with the potency of the leaves.
Anyway.... yerba mate is one of the strongest, most potent green teas available. It comes from the Peruvian rainforest. It is PACKED with antioxidants. I drink several cups a day.
I doubt the consumption of green tea would help someone get visible results with their acne if they have a crappy diet. If someone's system is clean, any supplement or herb is going to work much better.
Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:46 PM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:48 PM
Generally you want to brew green teas at 140-180F(60-90C). The best green teas are to be brewed longer and at lower temps(120F-140). It also varies by different seasons and types but the golden rule is never pour boiling water over it.
ALso bagged teas are crappy quality and come from broken grades. Doesn't matter if it says super great organic or whatever. Unless a loose leaf tea shop does it in house and you can confirm the quality , you'll only be getting a fraction of the benefits of the loose leaf. It's all about profit and unfortunately you can make the most money by adding a bunch of crappy grades of tea together and sell it as premium in a bag. PLus the chopped up tea goes bad faster and most of the stuff on the store shelves have gone stale. The bags also contain a lot of green tea dust, which is really useless and just takes up space inthe bag,
IN short you will get some benefits with bagged tea but nothing compared tot he good stuff. Doesn'tmatter if it helps your acne of not, the astrigent benefits of the tannins and the antioxidant potency of the EGCG and polyphenols are what you should be using the tea for and the loose leaf is loaded with it. If you still don't want to use a diffuser and good tea, just take a capsule, which has more antioxidant powers than the tea(assuming 100% of it is absorbed which is unlikely).
Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:07 PM
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:35 PM
1. Boil water
2. Put green tea in a diffuser(a mesh ball about the size of a golfball or ping pong ball). It's like $3.00 and lasts years.
3. After step 2 the water should be very hot but not boiling, so you then put the difuser in the water for however long you want to. It's personal preference with regards to flavour. 1-3min is the general time. 1-2min for Japanese green tea and 2-3min for Chinese green tea. The longer you let it steep, the more bitter it tastes.
If you don't want ot get a diffuser than just dump the loose leaves in the cup in step 2. The water should be very hot but not boiling. After the leaves have "opened up" or unralvelled you can strain it and drink it.