Who is Michiyo Tsujimura?
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 133rd birthday of Michiyo Tsujimura, a Japanese scientist who gave the world, the nutritional benefits of Green Tea. We all have a love-hate relationship with green tea. It may taste bitter but the colour and herby fragrance is no doubt, very inviting. Also, thefact remains that it’s a very refreshing, healthy drink and one that’s a favorite among dieters.
In honour of Michiyo Tsujimura, Google has dedicated a special Doodle that shows a colourful graphic of Michiyo going about her chemical experiments with her green tea brew.
Check out the Google Doodle here:
5 benefits of Green Tea:
Matcha and Green Tea are two very popular drinks which are essentially the same thing. Matcha is available in powder form whereas green tea comes in the form of dried leaves. However, green tea is much healthier compared to matcha, has lower calories and is not as expensive as Matcha. Here are some of the major health benefits of Green Tea:
- Green Tea has high amounts of Vitamin C.
- It improves the amount of good cholesterol levels in the.
- Helps fight against Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease. Also reduces the risk of cancer.
- Contains Catechins that protect oral health and fight against bad breath.
- Has high amounts of anti-oxidants that boost brain function.
How Michiyo Tsujimura gave us the nutritional benefits of Green Tea:
- Michiyo Tsujimura, a Japanese biochemist published her groundbreak research about the nutritional benefits of green tea.
- She kicked off her research by studying the nutritional properties of Japanese silkworms.
- She then began researching the biochemistry of green tea at the Tokyo Imperial University.
- Her joint research alongside Dr. Umetaro Suzuki (discoverer of Vitamin B1) led to the publishing of her doctoral thesis ‘On the Chemical components of Green Tea’ which introduced the world to the components and the health benefits of the drink.