The Miracle Drink That Should Be In Every Pantry

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, we’re going to cover some interesting information pertaining to Green Tea, and some reasons why you should make it a part of your routine.  I have written about it in the past, but mainly to help against HFV’s (Hemorrhagic Flu Viruses), such as Bird Flu and Ebola.  Green Tea is not expensive, and it is a great beverage to partake in.  In fact, according to, it’s “the healthiest beverages on the planet.” Green Tea itself comes from an evergreen shrub, Camellia sinensis, originally cultivated in China and now more widespread throughout the Far East and the Middle East.

Why Green Tea is so Great

The primary clinical application (medicinally) for Green Tea is as an adjunct in the prevention of both heart disease and cancer.  All the body’s systems, such as the digestive tract, bloodstream, and breasts (regarding estrogen-related cancers for women) have been demonstrated to be protected with Green Tea, that contains anticancer properties in abundance.

It has thermogenic and fat-oxidizing properties that can be useful for patients who are obese.  It also reduces glucose and several other plasma constituents that are indicative of Type 2 Diabetes.  Polyphenols are the chemicals that are responsible for the chemoprotective (protect from chemicals and poisons) and antioxidative effects of Green Tea.  In past articles, I explained how free radicals worked, and I’m going to touch on it again now.

Free radicals are atoms or molecules that are missing an electron.  What they do is “grab” or “capture” that missing electron, “stealing” it if you will from a healthy cell.  The problem is, the healthy cell is no longer healthy.  Scientists and doctors believe that free radicals are responsible for a great deal of growth of cancerous cells, as well as being the primary agents responsible for aging.  Green Tea is an antioxidant: it holds extra electrons, and it fights these free radicals by donating one of its extra electrons to the “Snidely Whiplash” free radical, thereby neutralizing its harmful effects.  Do you get the picture?

The caffeine in Green Tea is a central nervous system stimulant; however, it is not as potent as coffee.  The caffeine content is about 10 to 50 mg per cup, depending on the type and quality of the tea.  The polyphenols, on the other hand, range from about 80 to 100 mg per cup.  Over the course of a day, four cups are about the limit with three being a normative amount.  Keep in mind: people with cardiac problems should consult their friendly physician when he’s back from the golf course prior to taking green tea or acting upon information in this article.

From a workout perspective, the antioxidants in Green Tea will promote recovery faster after you’ve completed exercising.  Guess what?  Not only is it good for the systems we just mentioned, but it’s also good for the development of the human brain.

L-theanine is an amino acid that enhances the brain’s A (Alpha) waves, and it boosts a chemical produced within the brain called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor).  L-theanine increases neurogenesis in the hippocampus.  What this means is that it stimulates the growth of nerve cells and strengthens the connections between nerve endings and nerve cells within the human brain.  This effect is also accomplished with the aid of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a polyphenol and an antioxidant that helps the hippocampus and also the mitochondria…a crucial “power-supplying machine” within our cells.  Green Tea is an excellent source of these things.

I’m drinking some as we speak.  Yeah, JJ buys it at the dollar tree, 100 bags for $1.00, but be advised: the bags are 1 g (gram) bags, and you need about 1.75 bags to have the effects of a full cup.  I do this: I use a jar that holds 1 quart of water.  I fill it up, put in 7 tea bags, and secure the lid.  Then I set it in the sun.  At the end of the day, I squeeze the bags and place the jar in the fridge.  Each morning I fill up a 32-ounce Gatorade bottle with my tea, and I sip off this all-day long.  So, each 32-ounce bottle is equal to 4 cups of Green Tea.  I don’t sweeten it or put anything in it…just drink it straight up.  Cost is not even a dime a quart, with no bad ingredients.  Can’t beat that, and it’s as simple as the day is long.  Mrs. JJ and I get a week out of a box.

So, check into this one and you’ll really get used to the taste of it.  The benefits are exceeding, and you can do it the way that I do for pennies on the dollar.  The Chinese have been using it for about 5,000 years, and although there aren’t any 5,000-year-old Chinamen, their people (based on herbalism and homeopathic remedies) enjoy longer lifespans than ours.  They must be doing something right, and Green Tea is a centerpiece of Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Stay in that good fight!  JJ out!

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

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Originally published September 16th, 2017
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5 Responses to The Miracle Drink That Should Be In Every Pantry

  1. Nailbanger says:

    I wonder how long green tea will store if sealed in a vacuum seal bag?

  2. Synickel says:

    I wonder if there is a safer way to get Polyphenols. I know that they put off a poison that animals and bugs won’t touch. And, caffeine is definitely not good. A recent MRI study showed that even a small ingestion of the stuff decreased the function of the frontal lobe by 40 percent.

  3. Shnarkle Von Barkle says:

    Is there any way to get Green tea in a caffeine free form? I was diagnosed with a fib years ago and congestive heart failure back in 2000. However, I changed my diet; got off all sugar, including corn, wheat, and flour, and the cardiologist had to admit that I no longer had congestive heart failure. While my cardiovascular system is improving and getting stronger, I’m still reluctant to try anything with even a little bit of caffeine in it.

  4. Kerry Xie says:

    Goodness gracious I’m conflicted. While I love the promotion of green tea, to hear you’re drinking bagged tea brings out the pedantic in me. Bagged tea is to regular tea what Slim Jims are to steak! Loose green tea of good quality is more cost effective than coffee (except Sanka), and abounds in the benefits of which you so compellingly write. Seriously, folks, ditch the bags! You’re paying for that convenience by drinking drastically sub-par product. Even the few niche brands putting good tea in bags are charging way more than that tea is worth.

    • my gmail account says:

      yes of course the bulk green tea is better …. for one reason the SOY content that is present in the tea bags …. why there would be SOY in tea bags boggles the mind as ALL SOY is GMO not the 90% many claim ALL SOY is GMO in that ALL SOY SEEDS are soaked in systemic pesticide PRIOR to distribution
      see “GMOs revealed”

      much of the green tea sourced from CHINA has been shown to be contaminated with various industrial toxins including pesticides and heavy metals

      so green tea in BULK form sourced from NON Chinese sources / vendors is good
      the rest is
      toxic and MUST be shunned


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