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Is Green Tea Bad?
i was just wondering what are the goods and bad about green tea? my mom just told me you can get cancer of it is this true?
This is from a tea website (cited below):
Green Tea enhances immune function. The active ingredients (polyphenols) promote immunity from many different pathogens, including protozoa, viruses and bacteria. Green tea fights free radicals, the chemicals now thought to be the most important cause of cell damage and aging. It is a more potent antioxidant than broccoli, carrots, spinach, or strawberries. Green tea strongly benefits oral health- it kills the bacteria responsible for tooth decay and blocks the attachment of the bacteria associated with dental caries to the teeth. With a host of beneficial effects for the cardiovascular system, it has been shown to balance total cholesterol and LDL, as well as triglycerides, and to support a healthy ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol.
Green tea brims with cancer-fighters. Green tea antioxidants block cancer by preventing damage to cell DNA, and studies are revealing that green tea has powerful effects in reducing the rate and severity of many types of cancer, including breast, skin, stomach, lung, colon, prostate, and possibly even skin cancer. In addition, it prevents metastasis from an original site in the skin, stomach, small intestine, liver or lung.
In particular, green tea may benefit prostate cancer. The prostate cancer mortality rate among Japanese men, who habitually drink four to six cups of green tea a day, is considerably lower than that for Western men. A study from Kobe University in Japan found that mice fed green tea extract and subjected to prostate cancer were less likely to develop the disease. A recent report from the Mayo Clinic stated that green tea even kills some prostate cancer cells.
In the test tube, EGCG has powerful anticancer effects on human lung cancer cells.
At The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, patients with cancer are currently receiving the equivalent of several cups of tea a day, in encapsulated extract form, to validate tumor shrinkage and to check for side effects from large quantities of tea.
There is even more about it’s benefits on the website, just click on the Organic Tea link and you’ll get a pop up full of information.
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