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Edible Organic Green Tea Pancake

Ease of Preparation: Easy Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 4 to 5 minutes each Yield: 12 pancakes Ingredients: 3 cups all purpose flour ½ cup sugar 1 tsp edible organic green tea leaves (ground) 2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 2 ½ cups milk 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract *Optional cinnamon Photo courtesy of Brenda Wiley Directions: Preheat sauce pan. Sift together flour, …Read More

Green Tea and Kidney Health

The Effects of Green Tea on Kidney Stone Prevention. A 2004 study  by the American College of Physicians found that consuming green tea can reduce the chances of forming kidney stones. The study followed a cohort of over 81,000 women in order to determine any correlation between the formation of kidney stones and the drinking of a number of beverages, including green tea. Out of all of the women 719 …Read More

What makes Green Tea so Healthy?

Much has been done to document the health benefits of green tea, but which compounds actually contribute to green tea’s effectiveness in so many areas of human health? Catechins Catechins are the most prevalent group of compounds found in green tea and are thought to be behind the majority of its natural benefits. In all, catechins make up about 30% of green tea’s composition.  The most common of the catechins …Read More

Edible Organic Green Tea Turkey Pizza

Ease of Preparation: Easy Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 12 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 thin crust pizza (Recommended Boboli Italian cheese-flavored) 1 cup turkey breast or chicken (cooked and diced) 1cup frozen collard greens (thawed, drain & chopped) 2 tsp Edible Organic Green Tea Leaves 1 clove garlic (minced) 2 tsp lemon juice Pinch of kosher salt 1 tsp crushed red pepper ½ cup light …Read More

Green Tea and Ovarian Cancer

Drinking Green Tea May Reduce the Risk of Ovarian Cancer. Population based studies have found an inverse relationship between the drinking of green tea and the development of ovarian cancer in women. Further research conducted in laboratories indicates that the compounds which are most likely to be responsible for this effect are EGCg and ECG, two antioxidants present in large quantities in green tea. A report published in May of …Read More

The Effects of Green Tea on Diabetes

A handful of scientific reports published in the last few years indicate that green tea, and in particular the catechin, EGCg (which it contains in high concentrations), may be effective in preventing or treating diabetes (especially the type-2 variety). This is great news for avid tea drinkers, but it is even better news for those who use whole green tea leaves as a culinary ingredient since EGCg is present in …Read More

Green Tea May Allay the Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is actually a general classification of several different diseases, the most common of which are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. What these disorders share in common is their tendency to cause extreme inflammation of the colon and intestinal tract. Multiple studies on inflammatory bowel disease have shown green tea to be effective in lessening the severity of this inflammation. This is thought to be a result of …Read More

Green Tea May Help Prevent Arthritis

Numerous reports in recent years have attested to the anti-arthritic power of a group of nutrients called “catechins” found in great quantities in green tea. In particular, the three studies discussed below seem to indicate that green tea could have a major part to play in helping prevent as well as ameliorate the symptoms of at least two major types of arthritis. The first report, published in 1998, shows that …Read More

Is Green Tea an Effective Acne Treatment?

Although green tea has been a favorite topic of researchers looking into its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, very few studies have been conducted on its role in acne treatment. This is perhaps because its potential in treating more serious diseases has eclipsed the need for this type of research. However, the few studies that have been conducted show positive evidence for the effectiveness of green tea in treating this widespread …Read More

Green tea gingerbread cookies

Green tea gingerbread cookies Preparation: 20m Cooking: 10m Servings: 12 Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup molasses 1-1/3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup and 3 tbsp brown sugar 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp ground ginger 1/8 tsp salt 2 tbsp and 2 tsp milk 3 tbsp icing sugar or other decorative sugar 1-1/3 (1 ounce) edible organic green tea …Read More