Oct 152012


– Green tea contains high levels of antioxidants.  Antioxidants are particles that remove the charge from the free radicals moving around the body.  Over time, free radicals damage the body.  Free radicals are said to cause cancer, heart disease, aging, and many other problems.

– Green tea helps boost the immune system.  The immune system is the body’s own natural defence system against viruses and bacteria.  If we didn’t have an immune system, we would die from a common cold.  A healthy immune system helps us to get sick less often.

– Green tea helps to suppress appetite.  This indirectly helps people to maintain a healthy weight.

– Green tea helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.  Maintaining stable blood sugar levels reduces the risk of aquiring type 2 diabetes.

Phrases and Vocabulary used:

Antioxidants – particles that remove the charge on free radicals

A healthy diet should be high in antioxidants.

Free radicals – Tiny charged particles that act like little magnets, floating around in the body and causing damage to it.

The reason we want to eat a diet high in antioxidants is so that we can reduce the number of free radicals in our bodies.

Immune system – The body’s natural defense system against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign particles that shouldn’t be inside the body.

A strong immune system helps us fight off disease.

Suppress – Suppressing something means to keep it from getting high or hold something back.

Not getting enough sleep can suppress our immune system.

Indirectly – This is a little difficult to define but an example and an explanation will work better i think.

His new job made him really tired and stressed.  Because he was too tired to cook, he ordered a lot of pizza.  He worked a lot of overtime and usually didn’t feel like going to the gym after work.  He figures that his job indirectly caused him to gain a lot of weight.

This means that his new job made him do things that caused him to gain weight.  Ording pizza and not exercising were the direct reasons he gained weight, but his job was the reason he ordered pizza and stopped exercising.

StabilizeStabilizing something means to keep it balanced.  Keep it so it doesn’t rise or fall a lot.  Her old job really made her emotional.  Her mood has stabilized since she quit.

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