12 Health Benefits of Green Tea

by Diane
(Philadelphia Found this article and thought it may be of interest to your readers)

How much, how often and what not to add to your tea.From The Longevity Factor by Joseph Maroon, M.D.

The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea for at least 4,000 years. Just as grapes and wine were spread throughout the world initially by the Phoenicians and later by other traders, tea was introduced to countries worldwide by tradesmen and travelers. The health benefits of green tea border on the unbelievable and are very similar to those described for resveratrol and red wine. The secret of green tea is that it is extremely rich in catechin polyphenols, the same catechins found coating the seeds of grapes and in wine.

The tea plant itself has the scientific name Camellia sinensis. Although it is native to China, it has spread to and is now cultivated in many countries across the world, predominantly in the tropical and subtropical zones.Read more...http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100249956>1=31036

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