Thursday, June 23, 2011

♥ Green Tea Cake ♥

Green Tea Cake decorate with fondant rose and ribbon.
It is 3 layers inside, 
1st is green tea flavor sponge cake,
2nd is green tea mousse, taste a bit like green tea ice cream,
3rd is green tea flavor sponge cake with concentration green tea.
and at the end, cover with fresh cream and sprinkle some green tea powder on top of the cake.

As far as i know, 
the green tea has the following health benefits:
  • Reduces risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer and epithelial ovarian cancer.
  • Reduces risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease :
    green tea and cholesterol facts, green tea and cholesterol and green tea high blood pressure.
    • Controls high blood pressure
    • Improving good (HDL) to bad (LDL) cholesterol ratio
    • Lowers total cholesterol levels
    • Prevents high cholesterol levels
  • Prevents or reduces autoimmune disease: green tea diabetes.
  • Helps to lose weight.
  • Good oral hygiene, from preventing dental plaque, cavities to bad breath.
  • Slows down the aging process.
  • Prevents acne.

Although green tea has many health benefits some serious green tea side effects also exist. Most of the negative green tea side effects are associated with the caffeine content in green tea. 
Some of the negative side effects related to excessive caffeine consumption during a longer period of time are:
  • Insomnia (unable to fall asleep)
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Upset stomach (gas)
  • Nausea
  • Headaches (from dehydration)
  • Tremor (uncontrollable muscle contraction and relaxation)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Heart palpitations (a rapidly or forcefully beating heart)
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent urination.


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