Anti Aging Polyphenols And Wulong Tea

By Berry Fei

Would you like to know more about POLYPHENOLS and why are they so incredibly important?? Polyphenols are antioxidants from plant foods that work in the body to enhance health in complex ways, and as such they are not simply antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that protect the body from free radicals, which are special molecules and fragments of molecules that can damage your body from a cellular level. Antioxidants protect the body from damaging oxidation reactions. Antioxidants donate an electron to the free radical, hence stabilizing the free radical and preventing damage.

Polyphenols are generally divided into hydrolyzable tannins (gallic acid esters of glucose and other sugars) and phenylpropanoids, such as lignins, flavonoids, and condensed tannins. Polyphenols are also classified by the type and number of phenolic subcomponents present. Polyphenols are found in most berries including acai berries, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. They are also found in teas, wines, and soybeans. Polyphenols are non-vitamin antioxidants common in the diet and particularly abundant in teas, juices and wines.

Tea polyphenols are not something you hear about every day, but they should be. Tea and coffee are very rich sources certain types of polyphenols. Tea polyphenols, or flavonoids, scavenge for those oxidants and take them out before they can cause cellular damage. Tea polyphenols are linked to disease prevention.

Green tea is a well known and popular beverage consumed worldwide. Green tea contains antioxidants properties, polyphenols, theanine, as well as a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Green tea has at least 3 times the antioxidants of black tea-but about twice the amount of leaves is used to make a cup of black tea so the antioxidants per cup of black is still quite high.

Tea comes in several forms, including white, oolong, and herbal, but the most common teas are black and green. Many wonder which tea provides the biggest health benefit, but all teas contain antioxidants and will be of benefit. Oolong tea specifically has approximately half the caffeine and double the amounts of tea polyphenols in comparison to other teas, like green tea, because of its fermentation process.

And YES there?s more! The tea polyphenols in Wu Long tea have shown to be effective in providing various other health benefits including: Lowering plasma glucose in type 2 diabetic patients Reducing LDL cholesterol Lowering blood pressure Reducing bacteria that causes gum disease Clearing skin Reducing hair loss.

Polyphenols are found at uniquely high levels in red wine. The levels are up to six times higher than in white wine and are highly concentrated in the red grape skins. Thus, it may be most beneficial to eat grape skins and pass up the meat of the grape, which has no resveratrol but a lot of extra fructose.

Polyphenols are natural plant chemicals that have powerful antioxidant properties and numerous potential health benefits. Polyphenols are a group of chemical substances found in plants, characterized by the presence of more than one phenol unit or building block per molecule. Studies show that polyphenols are effective in countering the harmful effects of free radicals ? powerful molecules that can build up in your body when left unchecked, compromising your well being. - 30540

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