Green Tea Miracles

The benefits of green tea have been well documented. For example, the University of Maryland Medical Center, notes, “Emerging studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea may play an important role in the prevention of cancer. Researchers also believe that polyphenols help kill cancerous cells and stop their progression.” Moreover, everything from breast cancer to pancreatic cancer to skin cancer may benefit from green tea.

Yet, cancer isn’t the only disease on the run because of green tea. Diabetes, liver disease, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) all benefit from green tea. Studies also indicate green tea boosts metabolism and helps burn fat due to polyphenols. In addition, green tea helps reduce inflammation and joint aches because flavonoids, known as catechins, wipe out free radicals.

Green tea can found as dried leaves in both caffeinated and decaffeinated versions. The normal dosage recommend for green tea to benefit you is around 3 cups a day. However, digestion processes often degrade the benefits of green tea, so one way to boosts its effects and make sure it’s absorbed is to add a squirt of lemon to your tea.

 

 

WARNING:

While green tea has many health benefits, women who are pregnant
or breastfeeding, as well as those people suffering from kidney problems,
stomach ulcers, psychological problems, or heart problems,
should avoid green tea.

Green tea can also interfere or interact with certain
medications—aspirin, adenosine, certain antibiotics, benzodiazepines,
beta-blockers, blood thinning medications, clozapine, ephedrine,
lithium, MAOIs, oral contraceptives, and phenylpropanolamine.
So, talk to you doctor before enjoying green tea.

 

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