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Can Green Tea help reduce the risk of cancer?

Can Green Tea help reduce the risk of cancer?

This article oversimplifies the different types of tea. They forgot white, aged, yellow, and purple teas. This article goes over what the last post mentioned that green tea helps with weight loss, liver disorder, Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes. It also goes over traditional Chinese and Indian medicinal uses for treating wounds and controlling bleeding, for aiding in digestion and regulating the body temperature.  It mentions that green tea may help breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, and colorectal cancer. The article continues with the last post that green tea’s polyphenols are most likely the reason for helping reduce certain cancers with catechins especially EGCGs. It goes into how green tea helps with brain function; fat burning; lowering the risk for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; dental health; Type 2 diabetes;  and cardiovascular disease. Overall a decent article that focuses on green tea and goes over polyphenols, catechins, EGCG, l-theanine, antioxidants, and caffeine.

Another great article from the Specialty Tea Institute.

Green Tea Health Benefits: tea not extract

http://worldteanews.com/news/green-tea-supplements-under-scrutiny-in-europe

Like most things getting the nutritional value it is best to get from the natural source.  Vitamin A and C work best and absorb better when you get it from sweet potatoes and oranges or other similar sources.  Same with the catechins in green tea, though it seems the supplements are actually too powerful, unlike vitamin supplements.  Vitamin supplements tend to not be as good as the fruit or vegetables.  Nowhere in the article is it saying that the catechins and EGCG’s are not good, but that green tea extracts tend to be too powerful.  This is great news for anyone in the tea brewing business.  A toast to drinking green tea and other teas too.  It is good for you and tasty too.