Does Green Tea Lower Cholesterol?
All right, this green tea article has been hanging over my head for at least a month now. I just couldn't get motivated to wade through all the research to determine if yes, this is an effective way to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease , or no, it's just a lot of hype.
Well, I sat down and sorted it all out today and here's what I found.
The proposed health claim for green tea is that drinking at least 5 fluid ounces as a source of catechins may reduce risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease .
What are catchins?
Green tea contains catechins, which are a type of flavenoid with antioxidant properties. Antioxidants slow the oxidation process. The oxidation of LDL molecules is what results in plaque formation. Therefore, increasing antioxidant intake should slow oxidation of LDL , resulting in less arterial plaque formation.
Also, when molecules ...
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Generic Name: GREEN TEA (Camellia sinensis) - ORAL Cardio Tea Oral Uses
Green tea contains caffeine and it has been used to
increase alertness. Green tea has also been used for cancer prevention, to
lower cholesterol, and to prevent/delay Parkinson's disease.
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