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Monday, October 25, 2010

Green Tea

I have been trying to get used to drinking coffee without sweetening it.  To put it mildly, I am having a difficult time.  Green tea is something I am making now, and it is not too bad without sugar.  Marie Z

Excerpts from:
WebMD Feature
by Julie Edgar
Reviewed by Loouise Chang, MD

Health Benefits of Green Tea

"real-world evidence is lacking; most of the consistent findings about green tea's health benefits have come out of the lab."

"Green tea's antioxidants, called catechins, scavenge for free radicals that can damage DNA and contribute to cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis."

"...human studies haven't yet proven what researchers like Chan have discovered in the lab: green tea's EGCG regulates and inhibits cancer growth and kills cells that are growing inappropriately."

" of the challenges is finding populations that drink ennough green tea and have for a long time," she says.  "With cancer, it's always difficult to find the exposure time," or the point at which cancer cells begin to develop."

"'s difficult not to be intrigued by a few human studies that have shown that drinking at least two cups of green tea daily inhibits cancer growth."

"A Dutch study of more than 3,000 men and women found that the more tea consumed, the less severe the clogging of the heart's blood vessels, especially in women."

"Green tea and its extract have been shown to fight obesity and lower LDL "bad" cholesterol -- two risk factors for heart disease and diabetes -- but in very limited studies."

"Taken altogether, the evidence certainly suggests that incorporating at least a few cups of green tea every day will positively affect your health," says Diane McKay, PhD, a Tufts University scientist who studies antioxidants.  'It's not going to cure anything and it shouldn't be consumed as a drug, but it can complement the rest of the diet.' "

Cancer and Green Tea
Can a Simple Tea Treat Cancer or is It Just a Beverage?
Apr 26, 2009 Kristin Collins

"The fact is, Green Tea has been proven to aid in the prevention of recurring cancer, especially in breast cancer. "

"Among other constituents, the most researched compound of Green tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This compound is thought to have anticancer properties and has been put under the microscope in many population studies. EGCG is thought to be a very strong antioxidant. An antioxidant acts as a free radical scavenger that goes around the body and rounds up all the disease causing free radicals, including carcinogens."

'As well as an antioxidant, EGCG is believed to help produce enzymes that detoxify carcinogens and stops the tumour from creating new blood vessels for growth, this is known as angiogenesis"

"Please note that these claims have been reported when patients have ingested Green Tea as a beverage and not through capsules or extracts etc."
Health Benefits of Green Tea
How to Use Tea to Boost Well being

Jul 22, 2008 Alina Bradford


Healthy Properties of Green Tea
The Nutritional Benefits of Camellia Sinensis

Sep 26, 2009 Bridget Coila

"The difference between green teas and other types is that green tea is far less processed, leaving more of the beneficial antioxidants, phytochemicals and other components that make tea so healthy.

  • Antibiotic Properties of Green Tea
    Camellia Sinensis for Dental and Bone Health
  • Weight Loss With Green Tea
  • Green Tea and Longevity  Green tea has also been shown to have an effect on the most common and deadly diseases today, including multiple types of cancer, heart disease, stroke and coronary artery disease.
  • Drink Tea for Maximum Health
  • How to Make Green Tea Even Better for Health"