13 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Written by Arina Nikitina

Copyright 2005 Arina Nikitina

Green tea has been enjoyed by people in China and Japan for thousands of years. Overrepparttar time it has become widely known inrepparttar 149742 West.

A lot of people nowadays have heard that green tea benefitsrepparttar 149743 overall health, but not a lot know why exactly. And believe me after I've learned allrepparttar 149744 health benefits of green tea, I get completely different feeling every time I drink it. I not only enjoyrepparttar 149745 taste of it but I also getrepparttar 149746 moral satisfaction knowing that I am doing something right and extremely healthy for my body. I want you to have exactlyrepparttar 149747 same feeling I have, so here arerepparttar 149748 benefits that you get while sipping delicious cup of tea.

Green tea contains anti-oxidants that:

1. Helps to prevent cancer. The is some strong evidence that green tea included in you every day diet can reduce bladder, colon, esophageal, pancreas, rectum, and stomach cancer up to 60%. An antioxidant known as "epigallocatechin gallate" (EGCG for short) is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells from harmful influence.

The amazing thing about it that EGCG it not only inhibitsrepparttar 149749 growth of new cancer cells it also kills some ofrepparttar 149750 existing cancer sells without harmingrepparttar 149751 healthy ones.

2. Lowers "bad" cholesterol (known as LDL) and improvesrepparttar 149752 ratio of "good" cholesterol (known as HDL). It explains why tea-drinkers can eat almost twicerepparttar 149753 foods containing cholesterol as those who don't drink green tea, but still have an equal cholesterol count.

3. Stopsrepparttar 149754 unnatural formation of blood cloth which if not taken care of will cause thrombosis. It takes on added importance if you consider that thrombosis is one ofrepparttar 149755 main causes of strokes and heart attacks.

4. Reduces high blood pressure by repressing angiotensin II which causes constriction ofrepparttar 149756 blood vessels causing high blood pressure.

5. Lowers blood sugar (polyphenols and polysaccharides arerepparttar 149757 two main antioxidants are especially effective in lowering blood sugar). That helps prevent and relieve type-two diabetes.

Creatine Supplementation for Increased Performance and Building Muscle

Written by Josie Anderson

Creatine is an amino acid that is in meat and fish. It is produced byrepparttar body inrepparttar 149741 liver and kidneys and converted inrepparttar 149742 muscles to creatine phosphate to resupply them with their source of energy.

Intense exercise depletes muscles of creatine. By taking creatine as a supplement you can increaserepparttar 149743 supply torepparttar 149744 muscles. Daily food consumption meetsrepparttar 149745 body’s creatine requirements for normal function, but for athletes who are participating in short-term burst of energy for workouts or sports high levels of creatine are needed.

Research on creatine overrepparttar 149746 past two decades have found that supplementation is best for those who workout three or more times a week.. Studies show that supplementing with creatine will: - make muscles bigger and stronger ( a two to three pound of lean body mass is gained on average) - increase performance in short-term activities such as weight lifting five to ten percent. The results of creatine supplementation can be seen usually within as little as five days.

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