If you are my regular readers
then can I advise you something? Please go buy yourself a pack of green tea and
start drinking it from today. Green tea works great wonders for your health. I just
want to introduce you to Swaraj Kumar Banerjee a man in his sixties; he owns one
of the oldest tea gardens in the world in Darjeeling.
He has a mechanical engineering degree from London.
He has introduced
permaculture with the tea bush being a part of the multitier system of trees
and plants. His estate sprawls across 1,573 acres across four hills and the
unique feature is that the tea occupies only a third of the estate. It is a
home to some of endangered species such as Bengal
tiger, leopards and barking deer.
Long story cut short the tea
estate has a cattle farm and bio gas plant where the sale of milk generates income
and the compost helps to produce high quality fruits and vegetables. The Makaibari
tea estate also has home stays for tourists which generate income for the
workers. This farm produces one of the finest teas of the world.
Now back to our topic, green
tea had its origins in China.
Now, you get green tea as loose tea, tea bags, Indian, Japan and
organic green tea. It has high amounts of flavonoids than those found in
vegetable juices, fresh fruits or wine. These flavonoids have anti-oxidative
and anti-carcinogenic functions.
Green tea fights against
cancers of the bladder, breast, ovary, rectum, esophagus, lungs, pancreas, prostate,
skin and stomach. Talking about cancers, here is an interesting bit of
information, blind mole rats and naked mole rats has long life spans and are the
only mammals never known to develop cancer. Coming back, Green tea protects
against cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease. It prevents
atherosclerosis by lowering LDL cholesterol triglycerides and lipid peroxides.
It protects people with acute
cardiovascular disease. The specialty of green tea is that it contains epigallocatechin-3
gallate (EGCG). This antioxidant offers powerful protection to heart muscles. It
lowers blood pressure and reduces hypertension. The EGCG has anti-cancer
properties. Its efficacy increases along with piperine a compound found in
Green tea fights against
malignant brain tumors found in children. It lowers the risk of billary tract
cancers. It improves the efficiency of cancer drugs while reducing their side effects.
It improves insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. It increases bone mineral
density and for this benefit you have to drink green tea for five or more days
It helps to reduce weight, protects against cognitive
decline, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It boosts brain cell
production to aid memory and spatial learning. It reduces neurological
complications linked to HIV. Green tea reduces the negative effects associated
with smoking. It helps to fight glaucoma and other eye diseases. It promotes
healthy teeth and gums.