Green tea compounds block key enzyme that allows coronavirus to replicate – study

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science shows that chemical compounds in green tea and other plant-based foods can block the activity of a key enzyme in the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) found that many polyphenols in these foods are able to inhibit the function of “main protease” (Mpro) … Continue reading Green tea compounds block key enzyme that allows coronavirus to replicate – study

Researchers investigate green tea compounds that may help resolve antibiotic resistance

Scientists have reported that compounds present in green tea may improve the efficacy of antibiotics against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In their report, researchers from the University of Surrey‘s School of Veterinary Medicine in the U.K. noted this effect is because of the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is present in green tea. EGCG is a plant compound with potent antioxidant properties. This means that … Continue reading Researchers investigate green tea compounds that may help resolve antibiotic resistance

Green tea, zinc, and hydroxychloroquine: Coronavirus cure?

The alt-media is all over the coronavirus – hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) scandal, with some news outlets even bravely talking about the importance of supplementing with zinc for maximum immune protection. But there is another healing component that few are mentioning, and it is probably already stocked away in your kitchen pantry. We are talking about green tea, or more specifically … Continue reading Green tea, zinc, and hydroxychloroquine: Coronavirus cure?

Green tea, zinc proving to be BETTER than hydroxychloroquine at fighting coronavirus infections

  Back in May, The Washington Post published an article that asked the question: Why has the death toll from covid-19 apparently been lower in Asia than in Western Europe and North America? The answer, it would appear, is that Asian countries tend to drink more green tea than the rest of the world, as well as consume … Continue reading Green tea, zinc proving to be BETTER than hydroxychloroquine at fighting coronavirus infections

Coffee versus matcha: Which gives you better sleep? (Yes, sleep)

Coffee and green tea are popular beverages, especially among those who need a pick-me-up to start their day. However, according to an expert, drinking green tea is ideal if you want to sleep better at night. Caffeine is a stimulant and consuming too many caffeinated drinks can affect your sleep quality. But if you’re a hardcore coffee … Continue reading Coffee versus matcha: Which gives you better sleep? (Yes, sleep)

Green tea, turmeric and more: 12 Supplements and herbs that can naturally relieve pain caused by arthritis

Arthritis refers to a group of degenerative conditions that target the joints and the tissues that surround the joints. Common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Although each type is influenced by unique factors, arthritis is generally characterized by pain, stiffness and inflammation in the hands, hips and knees. Medicinal herbs, vitamins and supplements for … Continue reading Green tea, turmeric and more: 12 Supplements and herbs that can naturally relieve pain caused by arthritis

Study: Curcumin enhances bioavailability of green tea flavonoids

Researchers from Rajarshi Shahu College of Pharmacy and Research in India investigated whether curcumin from turmeric can enhance permeability and bioavailability of EGCG for the treatment of hyperlipidemia. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Green tea is rich in polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins. Among the main catechins in green tea — epigallocatechin-3-gallate … Continue reading Study: Curcumin enhances bioavailability of green tea flavonoids

Cancer prevention: 6 Ways nature helps you fight cancer

Cancer has been on the rise in recent years, with statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimating a grand total of more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in the US. Researchers from the ACS found that at least 42 percent of these newly diagnosed cancer cases – about 740,000 – are avoidable. This includes the … Continue reading Cancer prevention: 6 Ways nature helps you fight cancer

Polyphenols: They give green tea its anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties

Obesity rates continue to increase globally, so researchers continue to find ways to minimize the risk and fight this epidemic. Researchers from Ohio State University found that polyphenols in green tea have anti-inflammatory properties and may lower the risk of obesity in mice. The researchers examined how green tea prevent weight gain or obesity. Obesity not only affects a person’s weight, but … Continue reading Polyphenols: They give green tea its anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties

13 Natural diuretic drinks that are great for detoxing

Excess water in the body is called water retention, which can leave you feeling puffy and cause swollen ankles, feet, legs, and hands. Water retention may occur due to serious health conditions like kidney disease and heart failure. There are also people who experience it because of hormonal changes. To ease water retention, people take diuretics. Here are 13 … Continue reading 13 Natural diuretic drinks that are great for detoxing