Are you drinking tea daily? If not, you may be missing out on many health benefits.
The ancient Chinese have been drinking various green teas for millennia and were well aware of the health benefits far before the advents of modern science were able identify the compounds in tea that make it such an incredibly nutrient rich beverage.
The benefits of green tea include many healing and preventive processes that cater to diseases like cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, impaired immune functions, and cardiovascular diseases. The benefits of green tea also reduce high cholesterol rates in the body. By drinking recommended amounts of green tea, the human body is cleansed from toxins that are responsible for many health problems, which improves your health and your lifestyle as well. You will feel relaxed, full of energy, and even develop a good outlook in life once you drink a good cup of green tea.
Green tea is able to provide people with these benefits because it contains certain vitamins. It is particularly rich in EGCG or epigallocatechil gallate. EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant that inhibits cancer cell growth and kills present cancer cells without harming the rest of the healthy tissues in the body. EGCG also helps to lower and balance cholesterol levels, and prevents the abnormal formation of blood clots in wounds. Blood clotting, also known as thrombosis, often leads to severe heart attacks and stroke. EGCG has become so reliable and popular in the medical community that it even produces better results than red wine, which contains a polyphenol called resveratrol that prevents heart diseases as well.
Over the last few decades, green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting that regular green tea drinkers have lower chances of heart disease and developing certain types of cancer. Although green tea does not raise the metabolic rate enough to produce immediate weight loss, a green tea extract containing polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate 4% without increasing the heart rate.
Most teas that are imported from Asia are purchased from large factories favouring quantity over quality, and usually contain harmful pesticides and fungicides. At Rocky Point Acupuncture, we will only be carrying fair trade, organic teas purchased directly from the farmers, and will therefore be supporting the local economy and ecology. Our organic teas will be sold in bulk, allowing people to buy as much or as little as they would like. Beautifully packaged, high quality tea also makes a great gift.
If you or someone you may know would be interested in purchasing our organic and fair trade tea, please give Eran a call at the clinic, 778-355-9777.
§ Se Chung Oolong tea (certified organic, Fujian, China) $4.00/per 50g
Dark, fermented green tea with a spicy-chocolate fragrance.
§ Rooibos tea (certified organic, South Africa) $2.25/per 50g
African bush tea. Caffeine free and very high in anti-oxidants.
§ Midnight Jasmine (certified organic, China) $3.00/per 50g
Green tea with jasmine flowers.
This is just the beginning, and we will be stocking more options of tea in the future. If there is something specific you would like us to carry, please let us know and we will search our sources to find the highest quality available.