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Green Tea Benefits - A Guide to the Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea Benefits - A Guide to the Health Benefits of Green Tea


Green Tea Benefits - A Guide to the Health Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea has enjoyed considerable attention in western countries lately due to its claimed health properties. This attention doesn't come as a surprise to people living in Asian countries like China and Japan who have been enjoying the health benefits green tea provides for more than 4000 years. However many companies have recognized the interest in this drink's health benefits and created a range of related supplements. Sometimes these companies make unproven claims about the health benefits of their products. Which type of tea is the best? There are 3 main types of tea:· Black Tea - made by exposing the tea leaves to air, heat, crushing and light
· Green Tea - Leaves are steamed or heated quickly to stop them oxidizing
· Oolong Tea - This is in-between, is not processed for as long as black tea but more than green tea

Because Green Tea Green Tea Benefits - A Guide to the Health Benefits of Green Tea hasn't oxidized as much as other teas and it's subjected to less fermentation and processing it usually contains higher levels of antioxidants and other health giving properties. However there are different grades of tea and the levels of antioxidants present in the finished product depend on how, where and when it was picked. What are the main benefits of green tea? Because this type of tea contains high levels of powerful natural antioxidants, called 'Polyphenol' it provides many health benefits. There is no doubt that there are many green tea benefits, however, there have not been enough quality scientific studies to prove all claimed benefits beyond doubt. Depending on your views on conventional western science versus traditional Chinese medicine, some of the benefits below may be seen as potential benefits. Health benefits include:· Reducing cholesterol levels
· Aiding weight loss
· Reducing risks of cancer
· Helping to stabilize diabetes
· Slowing down the aging process
· Improving levels of healthy bacteria
· Improving mouth and dental health
· Replenishing skin It is the same chemical, the catechism, which provide all these green tea benefits. The antioxidants in the finished product are able to eliminate and neutralize dangerous free radicals (caused by oxidization) present in the body. People are more exposed to free radicals in modern, polluted environments.

Another benefit is the ability to increase the rate of the bodies' metabolism, which in turns speeds up fat oxidation - this encourages weight loss. How much tea do I need to drink? Most of the studies have shown that you need to drink approximately 3 cups of a day to get enough antioxidants to achieve the health benefits described above. Where should I buy green tea? Don’t just go for the cheapest tea from your local supermarket. It's often been grown in less than perfect conditions and may provide fewer health benefits.

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Summer Fabric Trends for 2017

Summer Fabric Trends for 2017


Summer Fabric Trends for 2017The sun is starting to shine and thoughts are turning to the warmer days of summer. This summer a key trend is going to be using sugary pastels, think ice-cream colors of pistachio green, strawberry pink, lemon yellow and pale blueberry. These are all calm colors which can be used in any room and will instantly create a relaxed feel to your home. Pastel fabrics can be found in many designs from spots and stripes to elegant florals.You can either use a palette of all of these colors, for instance, this would work well in a kitchen. Look for a striped fabric which could be used as a curtain fabric or for blinds and cushions. Quirky fabrics with a retro feel in pastel shades could also be used either for curtains or as a tablecloth. Look for accessories in these pastel shades to add a finishing touch.

In a bedroom limit your color palette to one pastel color plus white. For example, use pale blue with white. Furniture could either be painted wood or oak. This will also give a nautical feel to your room so you could accessorize with natural materials such as driftwood or frames which appear to have been salvaged from the beach. Beds should be piled high with cushions and a throw added to dress the bed and to add texture to the scheme. Pistachio green is a very restful color and can be used in a living room to create a relaxing feel. Try using a pale green print as a curtain material, a plain green upholstery fabric and paint your walls cream. Cushions can be coordinated in these colors, having some the same as the curtain fabric and also some plain green and cream ones piled high on a comfy sofa. These colors will also help to bring the outside in and link the room to the garden. These colors are also ideal when decorating a nursery. You can keep to the traditional colors of blue for a boy and pink for a girl or use a rainbow of pastel shades which would be suitable for a boy or a girl.

Summer Fabric Trends


Depending on your taste and the style of your home these schemes can either be 'glammed up' by introducing chandeliers and ornate furniture or made to feel more contemporary using chunky furniture and fewer accessories. Pastel shades can also be used in the garden. Summerhouses and wooden garden furniture look great painted in pastel shades, add some seat cushions and a tablecloth to complete the look. From Summer Fabric Trends for 2017 country house to city pad pastel shades will bring a sense of calm to your home

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