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Our premium Japanese green tea is grown in Shizuoka, Japan, the best known region for cultivating the highest grade green tea for over 50 years. Young selected leaves are gently processed giving this tea an outstanding taste without a trace of bitterness. The leaves are briefly steamed then dried. This process is believed to prevent the abundant polyphenols from being destroyed. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that protect human cells and tissues from damage. Drinking Japanese green tea will make you feel and look better. Japanese green tea can do wonders for your health!
Antioxidants - What exactly is an antioxidant?
Antioxidants are molecules that slow or prevent the oxidation of other chemicals. Oxidation is a redox chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can involve the production of free radicals, which can form dangerous chain reactions. Antioxidants can terminate these chain reactions by removing radical intermediates and can inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves. Antioxidants terminate dangerous chain reactions before vital molecules are damaged (as in Vitamin C), and can seek out and scavenge free radicals ( as in Vitamin E ). Research has indicated that one of the main antioxidants found in green tea ( epigallocatechin 3-gallate a.k.a. EGCG ) has been found to be much more powerful than both Vitamins C and E. EGCG was found to be 100 times more effective than vitamin C, 25 times more effective than Vitamin E and twice as powerful as resveratrol at neutralizing free radicals.
There are more health benefits of green tea. Another benefit may be that of green tea and weight loss.