A Research Study On Green Tea

1637 Words Dec 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Green tea fascinated me during my undergraduate college years. I drank it in the morning, in between classes, before my workouts, while studying and I waited to finish my cup of green tea before I left to go anywhere. I loved the way it made me feel. I felt cheerful, sharp, vibrant but relaxed. It was the perfect combination to seize the day. I recall walking home from class one day and thinking to myself, “Wow, there has to be some mad science behind this green tea… I’m clearly hooked.” I jumped on Google as soon as I boiled some water. I discovered many scholarly articles about how green tea increases metabolic energy, supports healthy skin, aids in weight loss, lowers cholesterol, prevents tooth decay and the list went on and on. I sat there sipping my green tea in bewilderment wondering why people don’t drink herbal tea for health benefits. I created a search for herbal teas. Traditional Chinese Medicine popped up: “Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems. In the United States, people use TCM primarily as a complementary health approach,” (Nih.Gov 2015). My already fascinated mind developed an obsession with the idea of a complementary health approach. For months I investigated natural remedies, holistic solutions, alternative medicine and then I finally stumbled…
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