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Postby Canuck Singh » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:04 pm

Some research recently published in The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition by Japanese scientists show that consumption of tea may help prevent the formation of fatty plaque on artery walls.

In the study the subjects drank around 750 millileters (about 3 cups) per day. The data obtained from this research revealed that this regimen slowed the time it takes for the "bad" LDL cholesterol oxidize. The oxidation of low density lipoproteins (LDL) is thought to be a major contributor of the formation of plaque on artery walls and therefore, heart disease.

Although this study was only short term and could not prove this view, this theory that the slowing of LDL oxidation prevents heart diseases is a strong belief held by major coronary specialists.

Tea's advantage over coffee is probably because it contains flavonids. Coffee does not. Flavonids are powerful antioxidants found in many plant foods. Other good sources of flavonids are green vegetables
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Re: Cha Tea

Postby Canuck Singh » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:06 pm

Caffeine Content Comparisons
The following is the approximate caffeine content of various beverages Milligrams of Caffeine
Item Average
per
serving Range Per
ounce*
Coffee (5 oz. cup) 80 40 - 170 16.00
Cola (12 oz. can) 45 30 - 60 3.75
Black Tea (one tea bag) 40 25 - 110 5.00
Oolong Tea (one tea bag) 30 12 - 55 3.75
Green Tea (one tea bag) 20 8 - 30 2.50
White Tea (one tea bag) 15 6 - 25 2.00
Decaf Tea (one tea bag) 2 1 - 4 0.50
Herbal Tea (one tea bag) 0 0 0.00
*Assumes 8 ounces of water per tea bag
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