Saturday, March 29, 2008

Green Tea is a Rich Source of Important Vitamins and Minerals

Green Tea is a rich source of important vitamins, minerals, bioflavanoid antioxidants and polyphenols. There are four primary polyphenols in green tea and they are often collectively referred to as catechines. Catechins are powerful antioxidants, and in recent studies, have been shown to fight viruses and slow aging.

Free radicals are highly reactive particles that can damage cells leaving the body susceptible to cancer, heart disease, and many other degenerative diseases.

Green Tea has Antioxidants to fight those Free Radicals that damage cells.
An antioxidant found in Green Tea, named Epigallocatechin gallate ( EGCG), has been found to be at least 100 more times more effective than Vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses.

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