Green Tea May Help Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

As I’ve revealed earlier, I drink organic Japanese green tea. I buy loose leaf and brew it by the pot from scratch every morning. That’s the best way, much better than tea bags. And, I think it has worked wonders when I stray and eat the wrong thing (holidays, birthdays, etc.) and suffer from bouts of inflammation soon after.

When I used to drink coffee I didn’t know any better. I had no way of knowing coffee was superior when you ground your own beans and made it by the cup. Once you try it, you will never go back to the pre-ground brands at the store. Additionally, loose leaf green tea is far better than brewing with tea bags.

‘Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.1 million Americans. It is characterized by joint pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes joint destruction. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the standard treatment for RA, but their prolonged use is associated with adverse effects and discomfort. Natural plant alternatives like green tea are being investigated for the management of RA. Green tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, and its polyphenols (substances rich in antioxidants) possess anti-inflammatory properties [1 nccih.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/120808.htm]’.

I have learned coffee, like tea has anti-inflammatory properties and health benefits. But, drinking coffee caused me to have heart palpitations. That was scary, so I stopped drinking it.

Another reason I stopped was that I had to have cream and sugar to drink it. I loved my coffee that way and it was very difficult to break that great tasting bad habit. Try as I may, I just couldn’t drink it black. I feel much better without sugar and dairy in my daily life.

Examples of Inflammatory Disorders

  • Allergy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Autoinflammatory diseases
  • Celiac disease
  • Colitis
  • Depression
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hypersensitivities
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
  • Mastocytosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Transplant rejection
  • Vasculitis

For me, unlike coffee, there’s no negative effects with tea. There is also no anxiety or sense of impending doom caused by ‘whatever’ chemical or element is in coffee. Did you know there was about a thousand of these things in coffee they are still studying? Furthermore,  I don’t need to put sugar and creamer in my tea. We add tea to our daily green smoothie.

Source- 1 URL nccih.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/120808.htm
Website Title National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Article Title Green Tea May Help Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
Date Published October 20, 2015
Date Accessed April 24, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change our diet.

 

 

 

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