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  • - This week's video is gonna be all about

  • the health benefits of green tea.

  • I've seen some over blown claims.

  • So we're gonna parse through and figure out what's what.

  • Also stay tuned to the end of the video

  • to get tips on how to make the healthiest

  • cup of tea possible.

  • Tea is one of those rare beverages

  • that's pretty much universally accepted by science

  • as a healthy one.

  • But just remember, as with everything is life

  • you can have too much of a good thing.

  • So don't over do it with the green tea.

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  • The number one thing that makes green tea so good for you

  • is that it's loaded with healthy nutrients.

  • All of these bioactive Polyphenols

  • are awesome for your health.

  • You may have heard of some of them known as

  • Flavonoids, or Catechins.

  • And what those are are antioxidant.

  • What antioxidants do is prevent free radical

  • damage to your body.

  • And free radical damage to your body over time

  • causes cancer, but let me break that down a bit.

  • I know all of you have faucets at home

  • whether its in your bathroom or in your kitchen.

  • Some of those faucets have rust on them.

  • The rust is a direct result of that free radical damage

  • we always talk about.

  • Now antioxidants prevent that rust from forming

  • so think of antioxidants as the rust prevention

  • within our own bodies.

  • - Yes, that's awesome.

  • - Within media it's been mentioned before

  • that those who drink green tea have

  • lower rates of cancer.

  • And its been theorized that it has something to do with

  • the huge amount of antioxidants found within green tea.

  • We have to not get too excited by this fact

  • because this is only a corelation and not a causation.

  • Yes, it's good to drink green tea,

  • but no it's not gonna cure and prevent all types of cancer.

  • Second great point about green tea.

  • You got stinky breath?

  • Maybe you should try some green tea,

  • but it's none of my business.

  • The nutrients within green tea that we just mentioned

  • on this last point known as Catechins,

  • do a great job of inhibiting and killing

  • certain types of bacteria.

  • In fact studies were done and proved that

  • bacteria known to cause bad breath within your mouth

  • was killed by drinking green tea.

  • Also when you have less of that specific bacteria

  • you have less plaque.

  • So green tea also decreases the risk

  • of developing a cavity.

  • Point tre about green tea.

  • It does a great job of giving you stable energy

  • without all the jitters.

  • It has about 30-50 milligrams of caffeine.

  • Which is roughly half a cup of coffee.

  • You're still focused, you're still stimulated,

  • but you don't have that jittery feeling

  • that you get with a big cup of coffee.

  • Another nutrient within green tea

  • that works together with caffeine

  • to boost your brain function

  • is called L-Theanine.

  • It's benefit is that it gives your brain the relaxation

  • without the added sedation or drowsiness

  • that come along with other relaxing agents.

  • While we've seen in animal and lab models

  • that it increases your good cholesterol

  • and lowers your bad cholesterol.

  • What we've found in animal, lab and human trials

  • is that green tea lowers your blood pressure.

  • And if you've watched my hypertension video

  • you know how important it is

  • to keep your blood pressure under control.

  • Point number five.

  • Green tea can help you burn fat.

  • Well, maybe.

  • This is more of an individual case by case basis thing,

  • because not all studies agree on this.

  • But there is a promise of increased metabolism,

  • and fat oxidation, essentially fat burning.

  • Some of the lab models have shown a decrease

  • in new blood vessel formation within your fat storage.

  • Meaning that it literally takes away the vital nutrition

  • for your fat, and makes it die.

  • Kicking that fats butt.

  • (metal clinking)

  • Point number six.

  • Animal and lab models both show that Catechins,

  • the nutrient we keep mentioning over and over again,

  • decreased the risk of you developing

  • Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

  • Science isn't clear on why this occurs

  • but it's theorized that it has something to do with

  • the decrease in the development of plaque within the brain.

  • If that doesn't encourage you to take a sip

  • I don't know what will.

  • Point seven.

  • Now this is the game changer,

  • this is the one that everyone gets excited about.

  • Green tea may increase your lifespan.

  • There's been a ton of research done on this.

  • Some studies even have 40,000 participants

  • that show those who drink 3-5 cups of tea a day

  • have an increase life span,

  • have a decrease all cause mortality,

  • that means dying from anything.

  • Have decreases in heart disease,

  • decreases in strokes, but, before we get too excited

  • we need to remember corelation verses causation.

  • Just because those who drink green tea live longer,

  • it doesn't mean green tea is the sole thing

  • that's responsible for that effect.

  • So yes, enjoy your green tea,

  • but don't think your gonna live forever.

  • Here's how you create the healthiest

  • cup of tea possible.

  • Don't add green tea directly to boiling water

  • as it destroys those healthy Catechins

  • we've been talking about.

  • Don't go decaf, because the decaffeination process

  • hurts more of the nutrients found within green tea.

  • Add lemon into your tea as it aids in the absorption

  • of some of these nutrients.

  • Finally, don't cheap out.

  • Go for the good premium stuff,

  • as it contains more of the healthy nutrients

  • we've been talking about all along.

  • I need you to know this.

  • Don't buy into the BS supplements,

  • that take green tea extract

  • and claim that it has miracle health benefits.

  • They do not.

  • The real thing is always healthier than the supplement form.

  • As always, thanks for watching.

  • Audio check one, two.

  • On the MC Mike, with the emerald green scrubs.

  • Catechins, and what basically

  • (shoes squeak)

  • Which is just an EKG but for the brain.

  • Do people know what an EKG is?

  • Catechins, that nutrient we've mentioned many times.

  • (clicking tongue)

  • animal models, and lab models

  • do you even tea bro?

  • Can I interest you in a cuppa tea from a squirrel cup?

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  • what each and every one of the politicians needs,

  • is a nice cup, of honest tea.

  • All right, I got a better, I got a better one.

  • What do you call a dentist who doesn't like tea?

  • Dentist?

  • Was that good?

  • Kids don't try this at home.

  • Do you get it?

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