“Green T Makes U P”

As I start to think about packing for a long-awaited trip to Japan, I came across an interesting study by Tokyo University.  Their researchers followed the health care of 14,000 elderly people and related it to their diets over a three-year period.

We have all heard how much longer Japanese people live and the assumption that this may be linked to how much fish they eat.  So I am looking forward to consuming lots of sushi while I am there.

This new study picked up on a new issue – Green Tea.  They found that those who drank at least 5 cups of green tea a day, were more physically active and 33% less likely to develop a disability.

I have been a lifetime tea drinker, but I only started drinking Green Tea a year ago when I met a delegation from the Chinese Government who brought with them their own consignment of Green Tea.  I was instantly converted and have only drunk Lapsang Souchong Tea ever since.

I can honestly say I am a lot more mobile, I am running back and forth to the loo all day.

Indeed, if the Chinese talked to the Japanese, they could perhaps explain the reason behind the Tokyo University research findings.


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2 Responses to “Green T Makes U P”

  1. Jon Cleaver says:

    Ah….Yes, the finned creatures of the deep. My staple diet throughout the week, for the last 5-6 years, all ranges of fish are beneficial. I consume haddock, cod and sea bass. Oily too mackerel, herring, tuna steak and good old sardines.

    There are many healthy ways to cook fish. In the frying pan!! But only with the essential tablespoon of olive oil, oh and talking about oil, the other healthy additive, cod liver oil straight from the bottle every morning, one dessertspoon.

    I would certainly like to try sushi, my favourite method of cooking is bake the fish in tomato in the oven for about 5 minutes, add a few large pitted green olives, boiled rice, topped with either coriander or sweet basil leaves and there it is.

    Green tea yes another healthy option, I have my pack of ‘China Green Tea’ from the Malt Kiln Farm Shop at Stretton-under-Foss. Now I look only 70 although I am 110.

  2. davidwfreeman237 says:

    Gentle men the only complaint I have to suffer from is wind! and a sore middrift from reading your antidotes to the modern way of life and the fads of eating. I like a good dollop of fish (haddock) and chips with mushy peas from Murgatrods in Yeadon, washed down with a pleasant half pint shandy of John Smiths Magnet ales mixed with Busfields lemonade, with a final spoonful of Frank genelli’s ice cream, and a cup of Yorkshire tea with pleasant company, and warm surrounds.

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