Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Drink Green Tea

6 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

1. Cut Your Cancer Risk
Several polyphenols ... seem to help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body by discouraging growth and then suppressing the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive. Study after study has found that regularly drinking green tea reduces the risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and prostate cancer.

2. Soothe Your Skin
...The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed blemishes, sunburns, or puffy eyelids. But that's not all. Green tea has been shown to help block sun-triggered skin cancer, whether you drink it or apply it directly to the skin -- which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

3. Steady Your Blood Pressure
... [P]eople who sip just half a cup of green tea a day are almost 50% less likely to wind up with hypertension than nondrinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC); they help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

4. Protect Your -- or Your Mom's -- Memory
... Getting-up-there adults who drink at least two cups a day are half as likely to develop cognitive problems as those who drink less. ...

5. Stay Young
...[F]ight plaque buildup in your blood vessels; the sticky stuff increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your RealAge, and saps your energy. How much green tea does this vital job take? About 10 ounces a day, which also deters your body from absorbing
artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.

6. Lose Weight
...[G]reen tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process. "
6 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

"Help your body incinerate that stubborn spare tire by drinking this metabolism booster before your workout .... In a recent small study, extracts from green tea helped men burn 17 percent more fat during a 30-minute cardio workout.

It’s not clear how green tea boosts metabolism. Researchers suspect that something in the healthy brew makes fat more available as fuel, so you oxidize more of it when you exercise."
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1 comment:

  1. Do you think a large iced green tea from EasyWay Tea is equal to two of the recommended cups per day you should drink? I really am hoping it is!