Japanese Secret to Long Life: Green Tea & More

Japan has the highest life expectancy in the world. Is it because of their worthy genes or is it because of a more proficient health care? Or is it about their diet, lifestyle or benefits of drinking Green Tea ? Such other hundreds of queries might crop up in your mind.

Secret long life green tea

Secret long life green tea | Credit: uspex-tvoi.ru

Studies have revealed that nature has favored them with extraordinary genes that help them to live longer and shield them from diseases. However in WWII, the world had acknowledged the ill effects of nuclear bombs that Japan had faced. They had the lowest life expectancy then. This has made clear that genes are not the only factor for their long life.

Currently, Japan spends just 8.5% of their GDP for health care which is half of the USA spending. Still today men live for 79 years and women over 86 years. So does it mean that they have superior medical facilities? The answer is something else. It is what even we can do to increase our own life expectancy or longevity.

What is Longevity?

“Longevity basically means long life. However, when speaking about health and nutrition, it also entails fine health, a strong immune system, a body free of disorders, illness and disease. All of these elements together would provide one with a long and healthy life filled with energy, cognition, overall clarity and a genuine sense of well-being.”
Source: hubpages.com

Basically to live a healthy life, prioritize a healthy diet. This is the secret of the Japanese too. However, due to the introduction of western culture and lifestyle, junk foods have made a remarkable presence in our diets. In addition, trans-fats, food chemicals, artificial ingredients and lack of exercise have increased the rate of obesity and physically unfit people in the world.

“We know that Americans and others who eat a Western-style diet have a lot of health problems—and weight problems. The vast majority of people are overweight these days. Clearly, we are not eating that well if we continue to see steady increases in heart disease, type 2 diabetes, overweight and obesity.”
Source: sparkpeople.com

Healthy japanese diet

Healthy japanese diet | Credit: uspex-tvoi.ru

Why the Japanese live longer?

Hygiene and health are their highest priority. “The Japanese diet is the iPod of food,” says Naomi Moriyama. Their diet encompasses a high level of vegetable and pulses. Further, a high consumption of taurine (fish) and fucoidans (a seaweed) also helps the Japanese to live longer. Along with their humble food they consume green tea daily. The Japanese tend to ‘eat with their eyes more’, which results in eating less. In addition, they are pedestrians.

“A National Cohort study monitored 40,000 participants between the ages of 40 to 79. The Study confirmed that these participants were free of heart disease, cancer and stroke which proved to be the most important benefits of consuming highest amount of green tea, daily. Monitoring and data was collected for 11 years. The Asian population has been shown to have a longer life expectancy than their non green tea drinking neighbors.”
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Contribution of Green tea in Longevity

The diverse benefits of Green Tea come from its valuable constituent polyphenols, which is a great antioxidant. It traps free radicals – the main culprit in ageing and chronic diseases.

“The continuous ingestion of [green tea extract] reduces body fat, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure in females and males without changing their lifestyles. We found that increased beta-oxidation (fat burning) in the liver by Catechins was associated with the reduction of intra-abdominal body fat, [which] is known to secrete factors causing various chronic diseases. Therefore, its reduction will reduce the risk of lifestyle-related chronic diseases.”
Source: http://www.lef.org

The Catechin Epigallocatechin gallate, often referred as EGCG, is known for lipid-lowering effects and promoting excellent health. It is also known to prevent dreadful diseases like cancer. EGCG also helps to break down immoral fats in the digestive system as well as giving exultant guts.

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Fighting Obesity? 3 Simple Effective Therapies

Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat accumulation leads to negative health effects with reduced life expectancy. If a person’s BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeds 30 kg/m2 he is said to be obese. And obesity is mainly caused due to excessive intake of food, lack of physical activity and genetic susceptibility. Authorities say, obesity is one of the most serious health problems of the 21st Century.

“Using biennial data from a nationwide health and nutrition study, about 18 percent of kids ages 2 to 18 were obese based on their waist circumference in 2011 and 2012, very close to the rate in 2003 and 2004.” Source: in.reuters.com

Simple. Affordable. Effective. And Green Tea.

green tea helps control obesity

Natural ways to help control obesity

Therapy No. 1: Stand-up against urge for processed foods

Fast paced lives of people living in the metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and others has created increased dependency on processed foods. So instead of home cooked food, people are now consuming huge percentages of trans fats, food chemicals, artificial ingredients, sugar and other unhealthy substances. Step One for any family is to stand-up against this urge for processed foods.

Therapy No. 2: Reject fast fat food culture

Every nook and cranny of metro roads today can boast of fast food restaurants. Some of the leading global brands like KFC, MacDs and Dominoes have made beehives in the country by selling their fat foods here. We need not worry about the next new fast food franchise in our localities, as a little amount of fast food in a month is probably okay. But when fast food becomes a daily component of our diets, its time to stand up and block their entry before they block blood arteries, isn’t it?

Green Tea Helps You to Stay Healthy After 60

Green Tea Helps You to Stay Healthy After 60

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Therapy No. 3: Explore natural food alternatives like Green Tea

Natural food alternatives like fruit salad instead of eating sweets to be explored. Another alternative is to eat more green vegetables. Infact, there are lots of alternatives in food that are “effective” as they have low levels of fat which people would enjoy savouring too. And one of the natural ways is to get rid of Obesity with Camellia sinensis or Green tea…a natural way to get rid of fats and obesity. It has now replaced normal tea and has become most popular beverage in Asian Countries. Green Tea is a rich source of polyphenol catechins. Rich in caffeine, it helps in reduction of body weight, BMI and waistline.

“Green tea boosts your metabolism to help you lose weight. You won’t get skinny overnight, but you’ll shed a few pounds. Plus, it’s full of life-extending health benefits!”

Source: healthfitnessexperts.com


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Obesity, One Huge Problem Of Urban India


green tea helps control obesity

Green tea is known to help control obesity

This is the largest democracy in the world and is set to become the most populous country by around 2028 beating China. Along with such status, the countrymen have also been subjected to a lot of changes and turmoil, from stress induced health problems to the unparalleled diversity in cultural, religious, social, economical and political fronts.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.2 billion people worldwide are officially classified as overweight. This is probably the most sedentary generation of people in the history of the world. In the Indian scenario, even with the growing awareness about health and fitness, more than 3 percent (3 crores ) of the Indian population is obese.

– The OBESITY FOUNDATION INDIA (OFI), a non profit organization, offers those affected by obesity many valuable resources to begin educating themselves about the disease and advocating for access to safe and effective treatment.

And though the average wealth of Indians has been growing, and in-spite of the country gradually rising from poverty to prosperity, three demons have increased their presence: population, poverty, and corruption. The government of India has been actively engaged in addressing these issues and may proactively limit their presence. But there is a fourth demon that is lurking in the urban allies of India, and its really challenging for any government to control – Obesity; except of course by individuals themselves.

“According to McKinsey, the country’s cities are expected to grow from 340 million people in 2008 to a whopping 590 million in 2030.”

Obesity Info Graphic. Image: milkeninstitute.org

Obesity Info Graphic. Image: milkeninstitute.org

10 Reasons Why Obesity Stands In The Way Of True Prosperity

1.      Excess weight is a leading cause of Type 2 diabetes

2.      Excess weight is known to bolster heart diseases

3.      Excess weight is also a leading cause of cancer

4.      Obesity, or excess weight also leads to back pain and breathing problems

5.      Obese people also face infertility problems

6.      Cost of curing such grave health problems adds to costs of families

7.      Money, that could have otherwise been invested on other priorities. Many lives

8.      Low self-esteem is another side effect of obesity that in turn affects quality of life

9.      Obese people report reduced productivity that reflects in workplace absenteeism

10.  Overall, obesity not only affects life expectancy, it also affects quality of life for all

Natural obesity treatment pyramid. image Credit: drsharma.ca

Natural obesity treatment pyramid. image Credit: drsharma.ca

Simple Green Therapies For Obese People In Your Family

Green tea, green tea catechins, and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) have been demonstrated in cell culture and animal models of obesity to reduce adipocyte differentiation and proliferation, lipogenesis, fat mass, body weight, fat absorption, plasma levels of triglycerides, free fatty acids, cholesterol, glucose, insulin and leptin, as well as to increase beta-oxidation and thermogenesis.

– US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

In our next blog this month we are going to discuss simple green ways, very affordable and effective, by which obese people can cut down on fat in their bodies.

Till then, Happy Health to You!

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How I Restore Health | The Pure Japanese Green Tea

Green Tea Leaves - Japan Shizuoka Prefecture

Green Tea Leaves – Japan Shizuoka Prefecture. Wikimedia

I’m the proud symbol of good health and have millions of fans and ardent followers across the globe. I am a popular beverage in most parts of the Asian continent, more so in Japan and China. And now I am growing popular amongst youngsters and the elderly in countries like India too.

You must have heard from many holistic health gurus like Mickey Mehta who have been generous in preaching about the goodness in me. But today I wish to enlist a few good things from all that has been spoken about me on different media by different people. This might make it easier for you to read and help get started towards a new and healthier way of life.
Green Tea Stall in Tokyo

Green Tea Stall in Tokyo. Image: theguardian.com

Immensely Popular, Yet Humble – Good Things I Do For You

1.     Tackle physical & mental fatigue
2.     Detoxify your entire body
3.     A potent antioxidant, I build your body’s immunity
4.     My anticarcinogenic properties are well known
5.     Promote gastric secretion, restore fluid balance in gastrointestinal infections
6.     Aid in digestion process
7.     Normalize your blood pressure
8.     Facilitate in weight reduction, a known bad fat burner
9.     Strengthen the walls of your blood vessels
10.  My antiviral properties are helpful in treating common cold
11.  Put a strong fight against pancreatic cancer
12.  Beneficial in cardiac and renal problems because of its diuretic effect on kidneys
13.  Help lower LDL cholesterol levels
14.  Improve functioning of the brain
15.  Stall neurodegenerative ailments like Alzheimer’s disease
16.  Prevent arthritis
17.  Protect from multiple sclerosis
18.  Suppress Ageing – Help you look younger
19.  Improve Skin Complexion
20.  Increase Longevity of Life

How Much Of Pure Japanese Green Tea Is Good For You Daily

I come in good ol’ tea bags, so you can conveniently store me in your kitchenette or drop me in your office bag or pockets. You can get a cup of hot water from and some sugar (if you are the sugar free kinds, you’ll need nothing more) and dip me in for a cool 5~6 minutes to extract the best out of me.
So just one cup of Japanese Green Tea in the morning and one more in the evening. You are well on your way to a better health regime. Simple, isn’t it? Buy online your first pack of Japanese Green Tea  today at hwww.rshizuoka.in!

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Amazing After Uses Of Green Tea Bags

“From a small consumption base, demand for green tea is increasing. There will be growth in consumption. Traditionally, people here drink black tea with sugar and milk. But green tea consumption will grow in the future because of its health benefits and awareness,” Krishan Katyal, J Thomas & Co director, told IANS.

Apart from the obvious health benefits, there are other advantages of green tea too…so

Hi There Bubblers…Did You Have Your Cup Of Green Tea Yet?

Its the rains here in India and ‘m sure you adore your cup of tea more this time of the year. But is it green we ask? For green tea is not just a refreshing hot beverage, but a drink that comes with a number of health benefits. You just need to make slight changes in the way you prepare your cuppa so that you get tea that’s not grassy, bitter, or just too strong.

3 Ways to Gain More Advantages of Green Tea, Used Bags

On rainy days, as on any other day, your green beverage helps bust bad fats, rejuvenates your mind, helps tone your body fitness levels and is as much effective to fight away cold. But today we are going to discuss a lot more than mere health benefits.

You’ll be surprised to know that your healthy, happy and humble green tea not only cleanses your body of toxins, but does so much more long after you are done with them. Here are some very interesting and Eco-friendly ways of extracting more value from your green tea purchases.

green tea bags on red eyes

Tea bags are also known to sooth red eyes

Green Tea Bags, An In-House Anti Rust Applicant

Tannings present in used tea bags are a great way to keep your kitchen utensils from rusting. Preserve your tea bags after use for in-house anti rust applications. Rub all sections of the vessel with a damp, used tea bag that prevents oxidation and rusting.

Tea Is A Known Antiseptic Healer

What do you do when your child comes home after play with a cut or a bruise… Go for the antiseptic cream or lotion? And what do you do if you have run out of the cream or lotion? Run to the local chemist? With used tea bags, you needn’t worry about healing of small cuts and bruises. Get one of your used tea bags and moisten it with water. Then simply apply it on the bruise for a couple of minutes while the tannins work on stopping blood flow.

Used Green Tea Bags As Window Glass Cleaners

Well, we always said tea is a natural cleaner. This statement goes a bit further when you get to clean your window glass, table tops and other glassware with used tea bags, isn’t it? Re-boil the used tea bags and use the solution to brighten up your home!

Japanese Green Tea from the Shizuoka region is known for it high quality and detoxifying characteristics. Now you can benefit from this economical and effective way to wellness naturally, in addition to above uses. For doorstep delivery from most trusted source online, visit – Robertson Shizuoka’s online store on www.rshizuoka.in

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