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    #16
    Originally posted by paramoto View Post
    Thanks everyone. But what effect does it have on your sci, if any?

    To Digger it was a laxative, what else? How about the bladder?

    For me so far it has been three days, two cups a day. It has had a diuretic effect on me, unloading a lot of water.

    I am not crazy about the taste, much rather have my cup of expresso, but if it is good for me and my sci, I'll drink it.
    Based on my level of injury, I can urinate 85% of the time on my own without an intermittent cath-- so for me the green tea serves as a bit of a diuretic.
    Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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      #17
      Green tea (which is not fermented)has an alkaline effect on the bodies Ph balance due to the fact that it is not fermented like black tea (which is fermented). Adding lemon juice to green tea boosts the absorbtion of the antioxident's by 18 times.

      I drink about a half a gallon a day.
      JimmyMack
      Member: New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Reasearch
      http://www.state.nj.us/health/spinalcord/index.shtml

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        #18
        Originally posted by JimmyMack View Post
        Green tea (which is not fermented)has an alkaline effect on the bodies Ph balance due to the fact that it is not fermented like black tea (which is fermented). Adding lemon juice to green tea boosts the absorbtion of the antioxident's by 18 times.

        I drink about a half a gallon a day.
        I'm all about foods with alkaline effect. Thanks for the tip about adding lemon juice.

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          #19
          Originally posted by JimmyMack View Post
          Green tea (which is not fermented)has an alkaline effect on the bodies Ph balance due to the fact that it is not fermented like black tea (which is fermented). Adding lemon juice to green tea boosts the absorbtion of the antioxident's by 18 times.

          I drink about a half a gallon a day.
          Tastes better that way too!

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            #20
            Originally posted by Broken Doll View Post
            I'm all about foods with alkaline effect. Thanks for the tip about adding lemon juice.
            Lemon juice is so acidic that when it reaches the stomach it turns alkaline helping greatly to keep your body's Ph in balance. The body uses citric acid as a precursor of bicarbonate,
            which acts as an alkaline buffer in the body.
            http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/lemons.html
            http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_lemon.htm (The lemon is considered to be one of the most alkalinizing foods)

            So always squeeze freash lemon juice (from a lemon) into your green tea (which is alkaline) and in your water as well.
            JimmyMack
            Member: New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Reasearch
            http://www.state.nj.us/health/spinalcord/index.shtml

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              #21
              I'm all for green tea, it's the best treatment I know when you feel low on energy.

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                #22
                I drink green tea not because it does something for me, but simply because I like it more than black tea or grey tea for that matter. Sometimes you just do things because you like doing them :-)

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                  #23
                  I have tried to switch from coffee to straight green tea for a few weeks now, but I still have not gotten used to the flavor. I much rather have a good cup of coffee, but have read so many things about green tea that it is worth a try. Perhaps I am not preparing it properly. For now, I heat water in a cup and dunk the tea bag for a minute or so, adding nothing else.
                  T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by paramoto View Post
                    I have tried to switch from coffee to straight green tea for a few weeks now, but I still have not gotten used to the flavor. I much rather have a good cup of coffee, but have read so many things about green tea that it is worth a try. Perhaps I am not preparing it properly. For now, I heat water in a cup and dunk the tea bag for a minute or so, adding nothing else.
                    If you're not drinking green tea because you prefer the taste, then why not just drink black tea. Both green and black have essentially the same benefits, if that's why you're switching to tea, so if you don't like green, just do black, that is, if you like the taste of black better.

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                      #25
                      Actually, the highest amount of antioxidant value is found in both white and red teas. If you don't like the taste of green teas try one of these. Technically red tea isn't even a tea, although it is called that. It is the roobois plant and is filled with health benefits and comes in tea bags like any other "tea." White tea is very subtle, but it can be jazzed up a bit by getting white tea with some infusion. I have had white tea with pear flavor and white tea with apricot flavor, both of which are very good.

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                        #26
                        there is the tea called raw red bush tea. I love one with carrots in it. It is very good tea and no caffeine. I enjoy it without sugar or milk, but all other tea except jasmine I use honey or sugar and half and half.

                        I only drink 1-2 cups of any tea in a day, and find no bladder irritation.

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                          #27
                          I have my good healthy green tea with one regular one. every morning following my good healthy oat meal.
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