Before deciding to open The Tea Spout, I was very skeptical about the health benefits of natural products. But the more I studied and experimented with teas, matcha, and herbs the better I felt both physically and emotionally. At 53, I feel (and look) better than I ever have! I've lost 25 pounds, I have more energy, more focus and I sleep like a baby. I almost never have headaches and I just feel good. One of the things I've noticed most is that I don't have the aches and pains in my joints and back that most people my age complain about.
I have come to the realization that we are conditioned through media and marketing to accept that pharmaceuticals and overpriced mass produced products with a long list of additives are what's best for us. Since the FDA does not allow us to promote tea, matcha, and herbs as intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, I have compiled several science based articles that you may be interested in when deciding if tea should be part of your daily routine.
April, The Tea Spout Tea Co
General Green Tea Health Benefits
The health benefits of green tea apply to a wide variety of ailments, including different types of cancer, heart disease, and liver disease, and many more:
Green Tea’s Effect on Cognitive Dysfunction
Green tea may may be effective in improving cognitive function:
Matcha / Green Tea & Cancer Prevention
EGCG prevents tumor migration: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18426555/
Green tea regulates cancer cell growth, survival, and metastasis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17017850/
EGCG suppresses the proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells:
inhibits cancer cell proliferation: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11500915/
Matcha / Green Tea Skin Benefits
Topical application of EGCG correlated with reduction in UV-B-induced skin tumors: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15938647/
EGCG reactivates dying skin cells: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030425071800.htm
Green tea catechins linked to weight loss: Study
Antioxidant compounds in green tea could help promote exercise-induced abdominal fat loss, according to a new study from the American Society of Nutrition.
Effectiveness of green tea on weight reduction in obese
Drink Green Tea For Healthy Teeth And Gums
A study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology, uncovered yet another benefit of green tea consumption. Researchers found that routine intake of green tea may also help promote healthy teeth and gums. The study analyzed the periodontal health of 940 men, and found that those who regularly drank green tea had superior periodontal health than subjects that consumed less green tea.
UCLA-led study first to show green tea helps prevent chronic gastritis
Green-tea drinkers suffer chronic gastritis half as often as nondrinkers, according to a new study led by researchers at the UCLA School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. The findings are the first to link green tea to lower rates of chronic gastritis.
Green tea slashes heart disease death risk: Study
Seven cups of green tea a day over the long-term may massively reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer and heart disease, suggests a new study from Japan. Compared to people who drank less than one cup a day, seven or more cups of green tea a day may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by a whopping 75 per cent, report scientists from Okayama University in the Annals of Epidemiology.
New study finds green tea extract may prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Sponsored by A. Holliday & Company, the study was performed by Dr. Stephane Bastianetto at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University in Montreal.
Green Tea Extract Increases Metabolism, May Aid in Weight Loss
In a study reported on in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that green tea extract resulted in a significant increase in energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism), plus also had a significant effect on fat oxidation.
Green Tea Compounds Reduced Prostate Cancer Markers, Study
US researchers found that men with prostate cancer who consumed a mix of polyphenols found in green tea experienced a significant reduction in serum markers such as PSA, VGF and VEGF that predict the progression of prostate cancer.The study was the work of Dr James A Cardelli, professor and director of basic and translational research in the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, and colleagues and is published in the 19 June issue of Cancer Prevention Research.
Green tea could modify the effect of cigarette smoking on lung cancer risk
The Miracle of Green Tea