Antiaging Food Facts - T
Drinking tea regularly may lead to improvements in
bone health similar to that observed with calcium or
Multiple studies support a wide range of health benefits
from tea, including lower risk of certain cancers, weight
loss, heart health, and protection against Alzheimer's
and Parkinsons Disease.
- Green tea is black tea that has
been oxidized by fermentation. Drinking five cups
of green tea a day may reduce the risk of prostate
cancer by 48 per cent, reports a new study from Japan.
Green tea contains between 30 and 40 per cent of water-extractable
- Black tea contains between 3 and
10 per cent.
- Oolong tea is semi-fermented tea
and is somewhere between green and black tea.
Drinking five or more cups a day reduces the risk of
advanced prostate cancer by 48 per cent, compared to
drinking less than one cup per day.
Tea and Parkinsons Disease
A large study in Singapore showed that people who drank
the most black tea were 29 percent less likely to develop
Parkinson’s disease. It was not the caffeine that
held these health giving properties, but the effect
that black tea has on estrogen levels. This may account
for why less women get Parkinsons than men.Green tea
showed no protective effects against PD.
Other reasons to drink tea, include:
- A healthy heart - tea contains large amounts of
protective polyphenols. But this benefit is lost is
tea is taken with milk. The milk proteins [caseins]
counteract the polyphenols.
- Reduced odds of ovarian cancer in women by almost
- Reduced stress in men, and better recovery from
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene; both red ones or orange
ones. Lycopene is a carotenoid known for its anti-cancer
benefits from its high anti-oxidant properties.
Red tomatoes - typically have more
lycopene than orange ones
Orange tomatoes - their kind of lycopene
is more bioavailable.
3 Ways to release more Lycopene from tomatoes:
- Slice, dice, or puree- processing tomatoes helps
unleash the lycopene.
- Eat them with a bit of olive oil - Lycopene must
latch on to fat to be absorbed by the intestinal wall.
- Cook them - heat converts the lycopene in red tomatoes
into a form that’s easier for your body to absorb.
Other fruits and vegetables high in lycopene include:
watermelon, pink grapefruit,
pink guava, papaya, gac, and rosehip. Both tomatoes
and watermelon help the skin to build up a natural UV
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