Scientists ID Compounds That Target Amyloid Fibrils in Alzheimer's, Other Brain DiseasesGreen tea and turmeric
Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:58 PM
Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:36 PM
In any case, you'll be glad to know that one component of green tea - Theanine - does cross the blood-brain barrier, and is reported to have positive effects on the central nervous system. Curcumin is still being studied in animal models, but looks promising. I recommend frequent use of both green tea and turmeric -- both are already known to have many health benefits and I think in time will be shown beneficial in PD as well.
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:20 PM
So, now onto green tea. I remember Dr Oz recommending matcha green tea in one of his shows which is finely ground up green tea leaves. This sounds like more inclusive of ingesting the necessary micronutrients in green tea instead of the usual steeping method. I am so excited and now need more information on green tea. Do you have some great recipes and information on how to maximize the benefit to share with us? Thanks!!! I am so excited to finally have something that has scientific data on humans to be beneficial for Parkinson's-it has been such a long wait. How much tea is the person supposed to drink every day? Maybe I can add the tea (in liquid form) to other dishes to increase the amount ingested every day.
Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:52 PM
Now, having said that, I personally don’t care much for the taste of green tea, so I first make a pot of black tea; then when it has cooled somewhat, I add green tea and steep several minutes. The reason being that green tea is much more delicate than black and the antioxidant properties are easily destroyed by too much heat. So, whereas black tea needs boiling water to effectively steep, green tea (also matcha) needs water at around 170 degrees F. There is some disagreement regarding icing green tea, as it is thought the ice may bind the catechins, but I don’t know that we have the final word on that.
It is also thought that the brewed tea must be drunk as is, and not used in cooking – again, because further cooking destroys the valuable constituents.
I hope this is useful to you – let us know how your tea adventures turn out!
Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:18 PM
Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:53 PM
Please do share any recipes you find or create, I am certain they will be of interest to others, as well as me.
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