I love tea! I drink tea almost all day every day. I like it cold or hot and with or without sugar and I like all kinds of tea.
Did you know that next to water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world?
Research indicates that green tea contains polyphenals that act as antioxidants and are reputed to be very helpful in preventing and treating certain medical conditions.
The Chinese have been drinking green tea for centuries and in 1994 the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published the results of an epidemiological study indicating that drinking green tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly sixty percent.
The list of benefits from green tea is a long one. I am going to list a few of them.
Prevents and helps in treating:
1. Blood clots
2. Tooth Decay
4. Atherosclerosis (where plaque builds up in the arteries)
5. Parkinson's Disease
7. Bad Breath
8. Reduces Inflammation
11. Improves memory
12. Blood pressure
14. Controls weight
15. Lowers cholesterol
17. Heart Disease
18. Alzheimer's Disease
19. Increases life span
The only negative side effect so far is that it contains caffeine. You can buy it without caffeine but the decaffeination process removes one third to half of the antioxidants. I think the positive outweighs the negative when it comes to green tea.
If you are not a green tea drinker, maybe you should consider trying this beverage and enjoy some of the benefits it has to offer.
My doctor told me recently that I was very lucky to be in my sixties and not on any kind of medicine and to enjoy good health. I wonder if the tea has anything to do with it.
What is your favorite drink? Are you a tea drinker, too?
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