Friday, October 12, 2007

Yet another report on the many benefits of green tea

This article summarizes a lot of recent research findings. For instance, tea (especially green tea):

  • Fights prostate cancer.
  • Raises levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
  • Improves concentration.

The way tea makes us mellow and focused is the synergy between its theanine and caffeine—tea has just the right amounts of each. For instance, researchers

found that as little as 100 milligrams of theanine enabled people to focus better on complicated tasks, but only when consumed with 60 milligrams of caffeine—a combination found in roughly four cups of green tea (which contains half as much caffeine as black).



The news just keeps getting better for green tea drinkers, so keep on brewing, everyone!



If that were green tea it would be even healthier.


—Mellow Monk


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