Green Tea Helps Eliminate Heavy Metals

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Green Tea Helps Eliminate Heavy Metals

It was recently reported that the elimination of heavy metals from the body, by injesting tea, is most effective when the tea includes Green tea leaves that are boiled at a temperature of 100 ℃ for 20 minutes. This is according to the study'Adhesion Capacity of Tea Leaves in Water' done by Chungnam Sanitary and Environment Institute.

The test involved adding 1.5g to 3g of tea to water with 0.5mg of heavy metals per 1ℓ of water and measured the density of the heavy metals after boiling.

The results showed that heavy metal elimination rates are highest 20 minutes after the boiling point of neutral water (PH7) is reached.

The elimination rate of Lead(Pb) was 71 percent in Green Tea, 69 percent in Solomon's Seal Tea, 68 percent in Barley Tea, and 47 percent in Corn Tea.

Copper's (Cu) elimaination rates where 70 percent in Green Tea, 69 percent in Solomon's Seal Tea, 61 percent in Barley Tea, and 59 percent in Corn Tea.

However, 30 minutes after the boiling point was reached, the eradication rates fall rapidly to 68 percent in Green Tea, 66 percent in Solomon's Seal Tea, 58 percent in Corn Tea, and 51 percent in Barley Tea.

They explained the reason for the drop by saying that "after 20 minutes, the surface area shrinks, reducing heavy metal eradication rate."



by Kim Bang-hyun

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