inflammation and green tea

The benefits of green tea continue to pile up, and this study, Omega-3s and Green Tea Can Ease Inflammation takes a look at the effects on the inflammation process. Inflammation is now considered by many to be the root of most disease including Alzheimer’s, auto-immune, coronary, and Type 2 diabetes.

We also know that green tea helps wonders in post-operative healing by reducing inflammation and, thereby, pain!

In this study participants took

a daily supplement containing green tea extract or a placebo for three months. The supplement contained 379 mg of green tea extract, of which 208 mg was epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the principal antioxidant found in green tea.

By the end of the study,several inflammatory markers such as levels of C-reactive protein decreased by an average of 0.9 mg/L among people taking the green tea extract, but increased slightly among those taking placebos. TNFa which is involved in systemic inflammation also decreased in the group taking green tea extract.

But the green tea extract supplements led to far broader benefits. Both systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased by several points. Glucose and insulin levels, along with insulin resistance, decreased. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels improved as well.

Help yourself to some more green tea whether it be matcha or sencha. It’s exceptional for your well-being and good health!

extra credit:
EGCG: Potent extract of green tea
Green tea catechins & cardiovascular health–an update

matcha & sencha

matcha & sencha

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