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Real Benefits, Caffein content of Green Tea and false myths about that

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Before listing the benefits let's say that
Green Tea CAN help but only if included as a part of a healthy lifestyleso it won't be a remedy to balance all the unhealthy choices.


Can help to loose weight ?

Studies shown that just ADDING green tea to your daily routine might not help with significant weight loss.

But switching this drink without added sugars instead of fizzy drinks or any other sugary drink is going mathematically to reduce your caloric intake and that is a fact especially in the long term journey.


Again following this reasoning the switch will help to reduce and control better the sugar levels in your blood, consider that if you are already avoiding sugary/fizzy drinks the benefit could be minimal because of healthier choices already in place.


For instance:
Switching From a daily consumption of soda could save as 50000 calories as average per year!



Caffein content:

Depending on the brand.
But usually the caffeine amount is lower of 1/4 compared to coffee (from 100mg as av…

Benefits of Sauerkraut (fermented raw cabbage) what is it and nutritional value?

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WHAT IS IT ?Fermented raw cabbage with a unique sour flavour The name is German where is very famous  but originally comes from Asia  similar to Kimchi (Korea) or Brovada (North Italy)

BENEFITS:
Fermentation makes more available the minerals and vitamins, especially Vitamin C and K 
The unpasteurised version keeps the alive probiotics lactobacilli and fibres which help to promote a healthy bowel 
The enzymes contained help to breakdown food easily and make it more digestible 


NUTRITIONAL VALUE per 100 gr:
- Kcal 19
- Carbs  4.3 gr which 
2.9 gr are Fibers
1.8 gr are Sugars
- Fat 0.1 gr
- Protein 0.9 gr
-  Vitamins:  C and K (relevant amounts) and B6 (small amounts)
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron and Magnesium (small amounts)
No Cholesterol or Saturated fats 

DISADVANTAGES:
High in sodium so not recommend if you are trying to reduce the intake of this mineral.
So this is another option to introduce in your veggies choices once in a while. 


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Vegan alternative: Zai Cai/ Cha Tsai/ Sichuan Vegetable. what is it and nutritional value

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It's good to have more options when talking about veggies and try new things to have more variety in your diet

This Pickled mustard plant, usually can be salted and rubbed with red hot chili paste, and after that fermented with a unique spicy, sour and salty taste.


Recommended to wash it before consume it, to reduce the salt intake but also the spiceness.




Nutritional facts for 100 gr:

only 23 calories
0.1 gr fat, almost none basically
2.5 gr of protein
4.6 gr of carbs, which mostly are actually fibers

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