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Robert - Green Tea and H-G

Posted by Linda J. on December 21, 1998 at 08:15:56:

Robert,

With all the talk of green tea sand health benefits, I'm wondering what you think of H-G drinking green tea. It doesn't have much caffeine in it, so I'm thinking it might be ok.

I'm an extreme H-G. I had forgotten about this, but at one time I had the test where you drink the glucose at home and 1/2 hr later at the dr's office they take a blood sample. Well, I passed out in the waiting room. All the nurse said was "don't worry this kind of thing happens every once in awhile". Then they gave me a coke to drink. Yikes!

Linda J.


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Re: Robert - Green Tea and H-G

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 21, 1998 at 11:57:14:

In Reply to: Robert - Green Tea and H-G posted by Linda J. on December 21, 1998 at 08:15:56:

Linda,

I'm a H-G and the only thing that I drink is spring water.

Caffeine of any kind will cause your liver to release glycogen which will in turn stimulate your pancreas to release insulin -- something that (all things being equal) will cause blood sugar to drop more rapidly.

If you do want to drink the green tea I would only do it AFTER I've had a breakfast and lunch under my belt and always with food. The best time to enjoy it would be after your dinner meal.

Bob


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Re: Robert - Green Tea and H-G

Posted by Nancy on December 21, 1998 at 23:43:51:

In Reply to: Re: Robert - Green Tea and H-G posted by Robert McFerran on December 21, 1998 at 11:57:14:

Robert

I bought some decaffeinated green tea at a health food strore. It's by Alvita, which is the brand I've been drinking of the regular. I don't know what process is used to decaffeinate it, but this might be a safe alternative for H-G's . I haven't noticed a difference in the physiological effect (of course, I'm not staying on even MY diet at present), but it is alot lighter in color.


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Rob - Why after dinner?

Posted by Tony on December 21, 1998 at 23:51:05:

In Reply to: Re: Robert - Green Tea and H-G posted by Robert McFerran on December 21, 1998 at 11:57:14:

Hi Rob,

I was just wondering why it's best to have caffeine after dinner, if you are going to have it at all. Does this go for any type of caffeine, like chocolate or a soda? And you would really advise against drinking green tea, even with all of it's proven anti-cancer properties? And how about decaf green tea? My Naturopath (Dr. D'Adamo)recommends drinking only caffeinated, Japanese Green Tea.

By the way, I only drink spring water anyway. I was just wondering the reason.

Tony



Re: Robert - Green Tea and H-G

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 22, 1998 at 13:52:28:

In Reply to: Re: Robert - Green Tea and H-G posted by Nancy on December 21, 1998 at 23:43:51:

Dear Nancy,

Thanks for the opportunity to remind everyone that "decaffeinated anything" is not caffeine free. There is still enough caffeine in this stuff that it would trigger the refined carbohydrate craving, I have been talking about, for at least 6 months after the person having eliminated enough to resolve the immunological mechanism thought to be behind this. This is the whole thing behind the premiise of Beth Loiselle, RD's book.

Walt



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Re: Robert - Green Tea and H-G

Posted by Nancy on December 22, 1998 at 21:34:27:

In Reply to: Re: Robert - Green Tea and H-G posted by Walt Stoll on December 22, 1998 at 13:52:28:

Thanks for the clarification, Walt



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