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Can Green Tea Reduce Anxiety and Stress?

It’s already well known that the polyphenols found in fresh, green tea leaves may offer protective effects against certain cancers and play a positive role in weight management.

But did you know that drinking ample amounts of green tea might also improve your mood?

Stressed with life?

Stressed with life?

New research suggests that drinking five or more cups of green tea daily may reduce the incidence of psychological distress by 20 percent!

According to the results of the study, a significant inverse association between green tea consumption and psychological distress was observed for people who drank at least five cups of green tea per day, compared to those who drank less than one cup per day.

Why Is Combating Stress Important?

The rising incidence of stress in out modern lives is a global phenomenon. According to one poll, stress is felt by 75% of people in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and South Korea.

Be weary of too much stress! It can negatively impact your immunity and make you more susceptible to illness, especially during cold and flu season.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that stress contributes to 80% of illnesses!

In addition to physical pain and sickness, far too many of us suffer from mental and emotional pain, as well.

That’s where the magic of green tea can help!

This delicious drink has been enjoyed for thousands of years, and you can easily incorporate green tea into your daily diet.

The morning is a wonderful time to enjoy a mug of warm green tea and practice deep breathing before beginning your day. Click here to purchase NE Hut’s Organic Green Tea and make it part of your daily routine.

 

What To Do When Stress Becomes Overwhelming

If you’re feeling especially stressed out and wracked by anxiety, you may find yourself more and more exhausted and struggling to loose weight.

Don’t assume it’s lack of willpower or an underactive thyroid! It could very well be adrenal fatigue.

Your adrenals – two walnut-sized organs that sit on top of your kidneys – are your “life saving” organs because they control your body’s hormones and help you survive in stressful situations.

But when the stress hormone, cortisol, becomes too high and your adrenals are constantly stressed, it sets off an autoimmune, inflammatory response in your entire body.

This can lead to a whole host of troubles, from weight gain and difficulty sleeping to foggy thinking, anxiety and low libido.

Is stress sapping your energy and burning out your adrenals? Learn how to boost your energy, nourish your adrenals and feel good again!

Here are some great resources:

And of course, if things get really busy, there’s always time to sip delicious green tea.

http://bodyecology.com/articles/can-green-tea-reduce-anxiety-stress.php

May 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment

Can Green Tea Get Rid Of A Headache?

Cups of Organic Green Tea

Cups of Organic Green Tea

Green tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, as black tea, but it is cured in a different fashion. It is popular in China and Japan and increasingly in other countries as well. Green tea is often recommended as a health-promoting drink and as a natural treatment for such conditions as high cholesterol. Green tea may also be helpful in treating certain kinds of headaches including migraines. Unfortunately, green tea can also be a headache trigger.

Green Tea and Caffeine

The main active ingredient of green tea in terms of both relieving and causing headaches is caffeine. Green tea contains a moderate dose of caffeine, about 8 to 36 milligrams of caffeine per 5-ounce cup. This is significantly lower than the caffeine found in a 5-ounce cup of black tea, which contains 25 to 110 milligrams. For comparison, the same size cup of drip coffee contains 106 to 164 milligrams of caffeine.

 

Caffeine and Analgesics

Caffeine is often paired with analgesics, such as aspirin and acetaminophen, because its presence increases their effectiveness. According to the Cleveland Clinic, a dose of caffeine helps make pain relievers 40 percent more effective. The clinic also notes that this allows patients to take less medication per dose, reducing the risk of side effects, rebound symptoms and addiction. Caffeine also helps the body absorb medications more quickly, allowing the patient to feel relief sooner. By adding caffeine and, in turn, taking less medication, the patient reduces the risk for potential side effects and reduces the risk of habitual or addictive usage. The amount of caffeine found in a 5-ounce cup of green tea is comparable to that found in commercial over-the-counter brands of aspirin-plus-caffeine pills.

Vasoconstriction

Another method by which the caffeine in green tea relieves headache pain is through vasoconstriction. Just before the onset of a migraine, blood vessels in the head begin to dilate. Caffeine, on the other hand, causes blood vessels to constrict. Thus, a cup of green tea, with its moderate caffeine dosage, can stop a headache in its tracks.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/556420-can-green-tea-get-rid-of-a-headache/

April 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

Does Green Tea Help In Losing Weight? – Part 3

Cup of Green Tea

Do Green Tea Extract Supplements Work, Too?

If you really don’t like green tea or if you don’t have time to brew it, you can actually get the same weight loss benefits from green tea extract supplements. A 2010 study by Oklahoma State University researchers found that both freshly brewed green tea and extract supplements provided the same body weight and BMI (body mass index) reductions.

However, the researchers also found that some other green tea health benefits came only from the freshly brewed tea and not from the supplements.

Which is why NE Hut’s Organic Green Tea uses nothing but the freshest top 2 – 3 leaves from each plant; unlike a lot of commercially available green tea products even from mega companies which use green tea dust, extracts and flavors. Purchase NE Hut’s Organic Green Tea today and drink the wholesome goodness!

Research Studies Show It Really Works

The Chinese have been drinking green tea for thousands of years. In recent years, it’s become popular all around the world and both eastern and western scientists have done a great deal of research on the health benefits of green tea, including numerous studies confirming that green tea really can help you lose weight.

For example, the 2010 Oklahoma State study mentioned above looked at obese test subjects and concluded that drinking four cups of green tea or taking two extract supplements per day for 8 weeks resulted in “significantly decreased body weight and BMI,” averaging about 5.5 pounds per person.

Looking at obese patients trying to lose weight with exercise, researchers in a 2009 Indiana study found that test subjects who took green tea catechins combined with caffeine (about equivalent to 4 cups of green tea per day) lost more weight than those who took only caffeine. And, the green tea subjects had larger reductions in their stomach fat.

In one of the most cited studies, published in a 2005 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Japanese researchers studied 38 healthy men with varying weights and BMI’s, giving half of them regular oolong tea and half of them oolong tea with added green tea catechins. After 12 weeks, all the men experienced some weight loss, but the subjects who got the green tea catechins had about double the weight loss and double the decrease in BMI and waist circumference. The green tea extracts made a big difference.

Finally, researchers working on the previously mentioned 2010 University of Connecticut study looked at fifteen prior studies that included 1,243 test subjects, and they saw “statistically significant reductions” in body weight, BMI, and waist circumference for subjects that either drank green tea or took supplements with the equivalent amount of green tea catechins and caffeine. Those researchers saw a reduction of about one pound per month.

It should be noted that the UConn researchers thought that the weight loss results were not “clinically relevant” when compared to “pharmacologic weight-loss products on the market.” But we disagree.

As we’ve said, you won’t get dramatic results from green tea. But it can be a very helpful part of any weight-loss plan. And considering the many other health benefits of green tea, losing one pound a month seems like a very nice bonus.

Green Tea: Drink Up!

So, add green tea to your daily routine. If weight loss is your primary goal, you can go with green tea extract supplements. But since freshly brewed green tea also provides a long list of additional health benefits, we’d suggest skipping the pills and brewing yours fresh. Switching to zero-calorie green tea from other calorie-rich drinks is a double bonus — you eliminate calories in your diet while boosting your metabolism. And you’ll get all the other green tea health benefits, too!

http://www.healthfitnessexperts.com/how-to-use-green-tea-for-weight-loss/

April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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