green tea ingrediants

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green tea ingrediants

Postby » Aug 13th, '05, 02:01

What plant is green tea from? Why is it an antioxidant?

Postby PeteVu » Aug 13th, '05, 11:48

same as all other tea, camellia sinensis. It is called an antioxidant because it contains antioxidant compounds. Most notibly EGCG (epigallocatchin - 3 - gallate) which protects most notibly against tumors, and the sheer ammount of antioxidants that assist to prevent aging by turning a free radical propagation reaction into a termination.

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