Research has suggested that green tea is less processed therefore it has a good concentration of polyphenols known as catechins. These catechins are the active agents to help in weight loss. Catechines are responsible to prevent the accumulation of fat in the body. These are the agents who increase the body temperature and burn the calories. Another study suggested that green tea also has some caffeine content which performs the duty of burning both calories and fat thus resulting in the reduction of weight. The office of dietary supplements has claimed that every 100 milligrams of caffeine burn extra 9 calories every time. (more…)
“To investigate effects of dietary mushrooms and joint effects of mushrooms and green tea on breast cancer, a case-control study was conducted in southeast China in 2004-2005. The incident cases were 1,009 female patients aged 20-87 years with histologically confirmed breast cancer. The 1,009 age-matched controls were healthy women randomly recruited from outpatient breast clinics. Information on frequency and quantity of dietary intake of mushrooms and tea consumption, usual diet, and lifestyle were collected by face-to-face interview using a validated and reliable questionnaire.(…)”
women who consumed an average of more than 10 g of fresh mushrooms every day had 64% less risk of developing breast cancer than those who did not eat mushrooms. Those who ate 4 g of dried mushrooms saw their risk diminish by 47%.
“We conclude that higher dietary intake of mushrooms decreased breast cancer risk in pre- and postmenopausal Chinese women and an additional decreased risk of breast cancer from joint effect of mushrooms and green tea was observed. More research is warranted to examine the effects of dietary mushrooms and mechanism of joint effects of phytochemicals on breast cancer.”