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When eating starts harming your body?

I am writing up this blog know the full potential of being criticized as being condescending and judgemental, but will take the risk and call it what it is.

I believe our ancestors from the hunting and gathering days ate to acquire the essential nutrients needed by their bodies. There were days of plenty and days of shortage, but somehow it managed to even out and the human society has surveyed and progressed.

What I was seeing the other day in a supermarket was however quite a different story. I was shopping for family dinner and there was a lady in front of me at the checkout. I am afraid to say she was already twice the size of me. I was rather stunned when I noticed what was in her shopping trolley: a hot chicken, 6 blocks of Canterbury chocolate (quite a substantial stack!), 2 packs of Tim Tam, 3 packs of chocolate waffle. The only item which could be classified as ‘vegetable’ was a bottled pasta source. I could not help it to think from a biochemical point of view that her arteries are already quite clogged up, and her lifestyle habit keeps adding to it.

This is when eating starts harming a body. There will also be a vicious circle after this, the more obese one becomes-> the more burdened his/her heart is -> the less active he/she will be -> more obese he/she will become.

Valley Green Tea will attempt to offer some practical advice on how to break this vicious circle to step into a productive one in a few future blog posts.

Last modified onWednesday, 20 July 2016 13:34
En Jie Rudd

The founder and owner of Valley Green Tea

I grew up in the Fu-Jian Province – the tea country of China. Tea drinking has been part of our daily life for as long as I can remember.

While I was working as a public health researcher a few years ago, I read many research reports conducted over the last 30 years about the health benefits of green tea in fighting certain life style related challenges such as cancer, obesity, cardio-vascular and inflammatory diseases etc.

From my research, I realised there is a significant gap between what people consume (i.e. commercial tea bags) for assumed health benefits and the actual benefits that have been enjoyed by the Chinese for a long history from the premium loose leaf teas.

As well as being potentially beneficial to health, the premium loose teas (green tea being the biggest group) are most enjoyable beverages with a fascinating history, colourful culture and holistically dynamic in every aspect.

It is my passion to share, not only the products, but also the whole culture dynamics around the premium teas with the tea enthusiasts, here in Australia and around the world.

Valley Green Tea currently supplis a diverse range of premium loose teas to the tea drinking community that suit all tastes and all cultures and to pass on a deep understanding of the history and benefits of this wonder beverage.

Website: https://www.valleygreentea.com.au
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