Green Tea Health Benefits

Discover the health benefits of green tea. Green tea is good for the over all functioning of the body as it is rich in antioxidants and also helps in weight loss. Read on to find more about benefits of green tea.

Tea- a health drink; if I had said it some years before the introduction of GREEN TEA you all might had called me crazy or mad. But now green tea needs not any introduction. We came to knew about this green tea very late. But it’s true that Chinese people were well aware about green tea from ancient time. In china there is a proverb that “Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea of one” They were using the tea as a cure of headache to depression. Now it has spread to all parts of the world & became synonymous to health drink. Over the last few decades green tea has undergone many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long health benefits. Some evidence suggests that regular green tea drinkers may have lower chances of heart disease and contracting certain types of cancer. Green tea is supposed to be helpful in various health disorders also

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Infection
  • Impaired immune function.
  • Green tea is the super tea as it is least processed and provides the most antioxidant polyphenols, notably a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is responsible for most of the health benefits.
  • It not just inhibits the growth of cancer cells but also helps in killing those dangerous cells without harming any healthy cell. The greenish-yellow tea has a green, slightly astringent flavor close to the taste of the fresh leaf.
  • Green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol. Moreover, it inhibits the abnormal formation of blood clots which is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke. Green tea represses angiotensin II which leads to high blood pressure & reduces the possibilities of heart attacks.
  • Green tea can even help in preventing tooth decay. As the bacteria destroying abilities of green tea helps in preventing food poisoning, it can also kill the bacteria that cause dental plaque.
  • Green tea drinkers have lower risk for a wide range of diseases, from simple bacterial or viral infections to chronic disease including cardiovascular disease, stroke, periodontal disease, and osteoporosis.
  • Green tea helps a lot in lowering down the sugar level in a body so its very god for a person who is suffering from diabetes. It will help them in controlling their sugar level without any extra effort. The polyphenols present in green tea extract reduces the amount of amylase produced by conversion of starch into sugar and hence the levels of sugar in the blood also decrease.
  • One of the great advantages of drinking green tea is still there & I know after listing about this reason you will surely have a hot green tea. That advantage is weight loss. All those who want to be slim, smart & gorgeous will enjoy the green tea because it is natural & don’t have any side effect.
  • As green tea helps in burning the fat & increasing metabolism naturally due to the presence of catechin polyphenols. It lowers down the cholesterol & enhances fat oxidation.
  • Moreover weight is gained as excess sugars and fats are stored in the body as fat cells. Green tea catechin helps in preventing obesity by inhibiting the movement of glucose in fat cells.
  • EGCG- a powerful antioxidant with positive qualities is important for any weight reduction program but the balanced diet & regular exercise is also must. Presence of EGCG in green tea makes it more important for any health disorder.
  • Green tea acts as an antibacterial and antiviral agent. It also helps in getting relief from influenza and diarrhea. It relieves stress, improves bone structure and delays the onset of osteoporosis.
  • As all other tea it helps in getting relief from depression & headache which is a usual problem of a common man in this busy world.

Garlic Health Benefits

This write up explains the health benefits of garlic. Garlic has many medicinal uses and is good for health. Read and find more about garlic.
Nature has gifted us lots of things to keep our self healthy. One of those gifts is Garlic. There are lots of saying & proverbs about Garlic which reflects its importance & quality such as Garlic is as good as 10 mothers & Garlic a day keep sickness at bay. Moreover, it is regarded as a miracle by naturopaths & herbalists. Various researches have proved it that Garlic is good for health and is beneficial in curing various health problems.

The garlic clove contains various nutrients as water soluble nutrients include vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and natural sugars & oil soluble nutrients includes sulphur compounds originating from an amino acid named alliin which is converted to a pungent compound called allicin which has natural antibiotic properties. Presence of sulphur in garlic is the cause of its pungent smell. However, the quality of Garlic cannot be over hidden due to this smell. In several scientific studies it has been found that:
Garlic Medicinal Uses

  • Garlic acts as an antiseptic & helps in curing the wounds very quickly.
  • One of the health benefits of garlic is that it helps in fighting against various infection & acts against inflammation and infection, including colds, coughs by adding a freshly cut raw clove to food three times a day or take kyolic garlic capsules but raw is always best.
  • In certain studies in China it has been shown that it contains chemicals that prevent cancer. They suggest that eating garlic on regular basis provides some protection against cancer.
  • Fresh or cooked garlic or 500 mg garlic capsules twice daily helps in lowers down the blood pressure & cardiovascular problems. It increases the levels of high density lipoproteins & reduces harmful cholesterol in the blood & keeps arteries and heart healthy.
  • It thins the blood, reduces clotting and helps in controlling blood pressure and poor circulation.
  • Garlic stimulates the immune system of body & helps in fighting against various diseases.
  • Prevents & relieves chronic bronchitis, respiratory problems, and catarrh.
  • It acts as a nasal decongestant & expectorant.
  • It is also helpful for hum oral asthma, hysteria, dropsy & scurvy.
  • Garlic works as a cleanser of the digestive system, helps in curing flatulence, kills internal parasites and is an excellent internal antiseptic.
  • Researcher recommends daily dose of fresh garlic of about 4 gm, equivalent to one or two small cloves for each & every person who wants to keep himself healthy.

There are various historical facts which prove that Garlic has been used from centuries for its medicinal uses. From around 3000 B.C. Chinese scholars are praising garlic. Moreover, workers who were engaged in constructing the Great Pyramids of Giza lived mainly on garlic & onion. During World War I, Garlic was used to control infections in wounds. It was also used for controlling a raging epidemic of flu in 1963 in Russia. So now start taking garlic as a diet in your food & enjoy your life without lots of disease. Most important thing is that it doesn’t have any side effect. So you can take it without any doubt. I know now you can’t avoid such a nice gift of nature which can help you out in various ways. Oh! I am very sorry I forgot to tell you one of the most important things that, it is also helpful in getting rid of VAMPIRES.

Dementia-It’s not too late

  1. Most of us start worrying about dementia after retirement – and that may be too little, too late. Experts say that if you really want to ward off dementia, you need to start taking care of your brain in your 30s and 40s – or even earlier.
  2. “More and more research is suggesting that lifestyle is very important to your brain’s health,” says Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a neuropsychologist and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “If you want to live a long, healthy life, then many of us need to start as early as we can.”
    So what can you do to beef up your brain – and possibly ward off dementia?
  3. Join clubs or organizations that need volunteers.  If you start  volunteering now, you won’t feel lost and unneeded after you retire.
  4. Develop a hobby or two.  Hobbies help you develop a robust brain because you’re trying something new and complex.
  5. Practise writing with your non-dominant hand several minutes everyday.  This will exercise the opposite side of your brain and fire up those neurons.
  6. Take dance lessons. In a study of nearly 500 people, dancing was the only regular physical activity associated with a significant decrease in the incidence of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  The people who danced three or four times a week showed 76 percent less incidence of dementia than those who danced only once a week or not at all.
  7. Need a hobby? Start gardening.  Researchers in New Zealand found that, of 1,000 people, those who gardened regularly were less likely to suffer from dementia!  Not only does gardening reduce stress, but gardeners use their brains to plan gardens; they use visual and spatial reasoning to lay out a garden.
  8. Walking daily can reduce the risk of dementia because cardiovascular health is important to maintain blood flow to the brain.  or…Buy a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps a day.
  9. Read and write daily. Reading stimulates a wide variety of brain areas that process and store information.  Likewise, writing (not copying) stimulates many areas of the brain as well.
  10. Start knitting. Using both hands works both sides of your brain.  And it’s a stress reducer.
  11. Learn a new language. Whether it’s a foreign language or sign language, you are working your brain by making it go back and forth between one language and the other.  A researcher in England found that being bilingual seemed to delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for four years.  And some research suggests that the earlier a child learns sign language, the higher his IQ – and people with high IQ’s are less likely to have dementia. So start them early.
  12. Play board games such as Scrabble and Monopoly.  Not only are you taxing your brain, you’re socializing too.  Playing solo games, such as solitaire or online computer brain games can be helpful, but Nussbaum prefers games that encourage you to socialize too.
  13. Take classes throughout your lifetime.  Learning produces structural and chemical changes in the brain, and education appears to help people live longer.  Brain researchers have found that people with advanced degrees live longer – and if they do have Alzheimer’s, it often becomes apparent only in the very later stages of the disease.
  14. Listen to classical music.  A growing volume of research suggests that music may hard wire the brain, building links between the two hemispheres. Any kind of music may work, but there’s some research that shows positive effects for classical music, though researchers don’t understand why.
  15. Learn a musical instrument. It may be harder than it was when you were a kid, but you’ll be developing a dormant part of your brain.
  16. Travel. When you travel (whether it’s to a distant vacation spot or on a different route across town), you’re forcing your brain to navigate a new and complex environment.  A study of London taxi drivers found experienced drivers had larger brains because they have to store lots of information about locations and how to navigate there.
  17. Pray. Daily prayer appears to help your immune system.  And peoplewho attend a formal worship service regularly live longer and report happier, healthier lives.
  18. Learn to meditate.  It’s important for your brain that you learn to shut out the stresses of everyday life.
  19. Get enough sleep. Studies have shown a link between interrupted sleep and dementia.
  20. Eat more foods containing Omega-3 fatty acids: Salmon, sardines, tuna, ocean trout, mackerel or herring, plus walnuts (which are higher in omega 3s than salmon) and flaxseed. Flaxseed oil, cod liver oil and walnut oil are good sources too.
  21. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables mop up some of the damage caused by free radicals, one of the leading killers of brain cells.
  22. Eat at least one meal a day with family and friends.  You’ll slow down, socialize, and research shows you’ll eat healthier food than if you ate alone or on the go.

Do at least some of the above and save yourself from Dementia.

List of Indian Inventions

Did not know about this one! Will try it when we go to the local Chinese restaurant here in Toronto. Thanks for the tip.
– Always order soup 1 by 2 (invented in India). That way you get more if you had ordered 1 soup with an extra bowl.

Nowadays, we get scared to order for ice ! The water used by the UP Bhaiyyas to freeze the ice with salt is polluted.
– When ordering sugar cane juice, first insist on no ice cubes .
However after the first few sips, ask for the ice cubes with a straight face.

– Ask for extra puri when you are just finishing your bhel or sev- puri.
It is absolutely ok!

That is the most mouth relishing part of Gol-Gappa.
– Ask for pani after finishing Gol- gappa. It is good for health.

– Ask for free cucumber/boiled aloo after you have eaten and paid for your sandwich.
Remember- after you have paid.

I must confess, I have started doing it, in my last few visits. All these fresh flavors were not there, when we were in India. Eventually, everyone ends up with Sitaphal, because that is the tastiest.
– Sample all the ice cream flavours free at Natural Ice Cream and then order Sitaphal.

In the Middle East, everyone can eat to their heart’s content, every expensive dry fruit. That is OK with the shops .
– When buying peanuts or groundnuts or Chana- Chor- Garam it is ok to keep on munching freebies from the display area till the time your order is getting packed.
It is your birthright!

– At most Mughlai restaurants/Beer Bar, you can make a small meal with the free Papad,
peanuts, onions, pickles and chutney so you can skip the starters.

– Always ask for free sherbet after you have super sucked your
Kala Khatta Gola back into ice.

– It is absolutely ok to pocket the free toothpicks, mint packets and fenugreek seeds served at restaurants- to be used later while walking down to catch the the car, rickshaw, bus, train or car.

– Do not tip more than 2 % of your total bill, however excellent the services.
Anything more than that will result in heart failure of the poor waiter.
Also we don’t want you guys to spoil him as we have to live with them after you guys leave.

Imagine the losses to the telephone companies! That concept was invented by the richest guys of Mumbai. The stockbrockers.

They have been giving missed calls ever since, from the trading floor, informing their clients, when to buy and when to sell, without breaking the rules, when they receive tips from the ‘Board of Directors’ of a company profits & losses, or new contracts, which affects the stock prices immediately. Moreover, they have to inform hundreds of clients immediately, and do not have the time to talk to everyone. There are codes in that missed call. Like two missed calls means buy, and call back immediately to place orders for ‘Buy stock’ before the news spreads and stock prices go up. One missed call means ‘sell’ message, etc.

– Lastly do not forget to give ‘MISSED CALL’ (a concept invented by the Indians).


A Professor explained Marketing to MBA students

1. You see gorgeous girl in party, you go to her & say I am rich marry me That’s Direct Marketing.

2. You attend party & your friend goes to a girl & pointing at you tells her. He’ is very rich, marry him – That’s Advertising.

3. Girl walks to you & says u are rich, ca…n u marry me? “That’s Brand Recognition”

4. You say I m very rich marry me & she slaps u “That’s Customer Feedback”

5. You say I m very rich marry me & she introduces you to her husband “That’s Demand & Supply Gap”

6. Before you say I m rich, marry me, your wife arrives That’s Restriction from Entering New Market .

Some more jokes…

A drunk man phoned the police to report that thieves had been in his car. “They’ve stolen the dashboard, the steering wheel, the brake pedal, the radio and even the accelerator!” he cried out.

However, before the police investigation could start, the phone rang a second time and the same voice came over the line. “Never mind,” he said with a hiccup, “I got in the back seat by mistake.”


A Camel & an Elephant Met, the Elephant asked jokingly: Why do U have TITS on ur Back….???????

The Camel replied: What a Silly Question from someone who has a DICK on his Face….!!!!!!!


An atheist professor was teaching a college class at Alabama and he told the class that he was going to prove that there is no God. He said, “God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you 15 minutes!” Ten minutes went by.

He kept taunting God, saying, “Here I am, God. I’m still waiting.” He got down to the last couple of minutes and a big 240 pound football player in the class walked up to the professor, hit him full force in the face, and sent him flying from his platform. The professor struggled up, obviously shaken and yelled, “What’s the matter with you? Why did you do that?”

The football player replied, “GOD WAS BUSY; HE SENT ME!”


A guy goes into the confessional box after years being away from the Church.

He pulls aside the curtain, enters and sits himself down.

There’s a fully equipped bar with crystal glasses, the best vestry wine, Guinness on tap, cigars and liqueur chocolates nearby, and on the wall a fine photographic display of buxom ladies who appear to have mislaid their garments.

He hears a priest come in:

“Father, forgive me for it’s been a very long time since I’ve been to confession and I must admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than it used to be”.


The priest replies, “Get out, you idiot. You’re on my side”.


What fun God must have had the day he designed these beauties.


1. Himalayan Monal

2. Formosan Magpie

3. Flamecrest

4. Golden Pheasant

5. Green Jay

6. Kingfisher

7. Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

8. Bleeding Heart Pigeons

9. Nicobar Pigeon

10. Quetzal

11. Winson’s Bird Of Paradise

12. No Idea What Bird This Is, But It’s Totally Rad

13. Peacock

14. Sup, Polish Chicken

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