Friday, June 25, 2010

matcha, drink geen tea like a japanese

matcha is most popular tea in japan and some countries in southeast of japan it has many applications like food flaver agent and dryer in baking some Japanese noodles, confectionery. benefits of match made it more valued than other kinds of green tea now matcha is popular in all more...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Green Tea Benefits For a Healthy Body

There will not be a single person in this world that is not familiar with tea. Be it the mountainous area of China or the African dessert land, people consume tea of one kind or another. There are many types of tea; white tea, black tea, green tea, herbal tea and a new variety called blooming tea which is actually a very fancy version of white tea. But one with the most benefits and no side effects is...Read more

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chinese Green Tea Steeped in History

The Chinese deserve all the credit for cultivating the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, which changed the health and wealth of nations. In the history of tea, tea beverages sparked rebellions and spawned amazing fortunes. Tea changed the geography of countrysides and provided reasons for travel. Chinese Green Tea helped people enhance their health. The history of tea in itself is truly amazing...Read more

Friday, June 11, 2010

How to Brew Green Tea

Many people are curious about how to brew green tea. Knowing how to brew green tea the right way is said to increase the antioxidant effects on the body and enhance the health benefits as well.

Using boiling water and making the tea steep for a long time can increase the bitter taste of the tea; however, studies suggest that this is actually good as this increases the amount of polyphenols in the tea...Read more

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Many Amazing Uses For Green Tea Leaves

Green tea is one of nature's most nutritious foods which you would typically enjoy the benefits of in the form of a drink. Quality loose leaf tea can be infused as many as three times and will still offer wonderful benefits to your health with each infusion. After the third infusion the leaves still retain some valuable ingredients that can be used for other purposes. Rather than discard the used leaves, why not put them to good use?...........Read more

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How to Use Green Tea As an Acne Medication

An acne medication that is gaining popularity is, Green Tea, it has no known side-effects and is classed as a very natural acne treatment. The extracts and compounds, have been used in different pathological conditions with success, particularly acne vulgaris. One of the most important groups of compounds, are the catechins found in the leaves. Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory condition, that is estimated to affect 40 to 50 million Americans. Finding an effective, safe, cost-effective and well-tolerated treatment has been a huge challenge over the years.

A study by Drs Abdelhamid, Elsaaiee & Emam was undertaken to ascertain the effectiveness of 2% Green Tea lotion in mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. Twenty acne suffering subjects were given Green Tea and asked to apply it twice daily, as a lotion, for a period of 6 weeks. The subjects were asked every 2 weeks to check their acne spots and any side-effects. Subjects counted their spots and it was found that the average spot count decreased from 24 before the treatment to 10, after 6 weeks of treatment, a reduction of 58.33%. So, the bottom line, topical 2% Green Tea lotion is an effective, very promising, cost-effective treatment for mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. Tea (especially green and white) increases antioxidants in the tissues (disease combating chemicals), particularly the circulatory system, skin and joints.

How to Use Green Tea
The leaves can be crushed and steeped in boiling water for two to three minutes. The water is pressed from the leaves and is applied over the areas of acne to be treated, being wrapped in a gauze or material bandage. This also makes a very effective astringent to the skin.

However, to get the full beneficial effects as a beverage, put the leaves in a tea pot and pour in some hot water. Then, cover and wait for a while for it to brew, before serving into individual cups. By the way, you may brew the leaves a few times, from the same tea leaves.

By the way as a tip, when brewing tasty Green Tea, water temperature is important. Watch the temperature of the water (make sure it is boiling), depending on the kind of green tea you are drinking - as there are many types of tea. As ever, herbs and medicinal plants can be obtained on the Internet or from your local herbalist. I believe, herbs warrant more attention, as natural and effective acne medicines.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Weight Loss: Eat Like a Japanese Person

I've lived in Japan for about ten years, and in that time have had a bunch of people come to visit from the US. And every time someone comes an odd thing happens.

They lose weight.

No, I don't starve them. I don't make them walk ten miles to the store and carry heavy bags of rice all the way back. I don't even force them to survive on green tea for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No, it just happens. It takes about two weeks. But after even a week belts need tightening, pants don't fit, and my guest has a smile on his or her face that is unmistakable. Oh yeah, I'm losing weight!

But how, exactly? Good question. Here's the answer: eat like a Japanese person. Yep, that's it. No, I don't starve them, but we do eat a little differently here. For breakfast we eat rice, fish and some vegetables. What? No bacon? No fried eggs, and toast slathered in buttery goodness? Where's the blueberry jam? Ok, you can have some blueberry jam, but only after you've eaten the rice, fish and veggies, and only on one half a piece of toast with a modicum of butter!

Lunch? Are you thinking rice again? Well then you'd be correct. Are we living high on the hog now or what? Yes, the whole rice every meal thing gets a bit old, but think of how much bread we westerners eat. And once again, vegetables are a big part of the equation. If you don't have Japanese style veggies, then substitute with whatever is fresh and plentiful in your area. Japanese really love fresh veggies and I think that's why they live so darn long too.

And for dinner, yes, rice again. Hey, it's a staple. And yes, more veggies. Are you sensing a theme here? Remember that deep frying your veggies is a no no. Lightly boiling, or steaming is best. Occassionaly some lightly battered fried seafood is fine, just don't overdo it.