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The Seven Wonders of Green Tea

Whenever I read the benefits of green tea I always think to myself, "Why do I drink anything else?" There are seven wonderful things about green tea that you may or may not have known. Regardless, here are highlights:

  1. Cut Your Cancer Risk: Several polyphenols — the potent antioxidants green tea's famous for — seem to help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and then squelching the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive.
  2. Soothe Your Skin: Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it.
  3. Protect Your Skin: In the lab, green tea applied directly to the skin (or consumed) helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

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  1. Steady Your Blood Pressure: People who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent 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.
  2. Protect Your Memory or Your Mom's: Aging adults who drink at least two cups a day are half as likely to develop cognitive problems as those who drink less. Why? It appears that the tea's big dose of antioxidants fights the free-radical damage to brain nerves seen in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
  3. Stay Young: About 10 ounces a day, deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.
  4. Lose Weight: Turns out that green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process.

Are you drinking it? Tell me about it in the comments section below.

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Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I drink 3 cups of green tea daily! and my dad is like is their any particularly reason and now i can tell him ya 7 reasons!!
ruizdar ruizdar 8 years
I have been drinking green tea for the past month and notice a big difference in my productivity at work and my energy has also increased...
playercindy580 playercindy580 8 years
i used to drink a cup of it everynight,but i got tired of it. maybe i'll try it again after reading about it.i usually like organic, but not tea. i love celestial seasonings.
playercindy580 playercindy580 8 years
i used to drink a cup of it everynight,but i got tired of it. maybe i'll try it again after reading about it.i usually like organic, but not tea. i love celestial seasonings.
tokki83 tokki83 8 years
my mom owns a teahouse in NJ and we drink it every day. we drink it in the traditional teapots and the small cups. If I don't drink it for a day, I feel so greasy. Green tea has helped me lose weight and my skin is really clear because of it~ There are different levels of green tea depending on when the leaves are picked. The best one is called woo-jun. the leaves are picked when they are really small and its really pure. I recommend coffee drinkers to convert to tea. It will change your life~~~
tokki83 tokki83 8 years
my mom owns a teahouse in NJ and we drink it every day. we drink it in the traditional teapots and the small cups. If I don't drink it for a day, I feel so greasy. Green tea has helped me lose weight and my skin is really clear because of it~ There are different levels of green tea depending on when the leaves are picked. The best one is called woo-jun. the leaves are picked when they are really small and its really pure. I recommend coffee drinkers to convert to tea. It will change your life~~~
aflower aflower 8 years
ha..i was already having a cup when i came across this post.
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 8 years
Keep the water from being boiling hot, it needs to be cooler than that otherwise it will get bitter. You can find instructions if you google it. Also, there are several teas with flavor if it makes it more exciting. Or add mint leaves, lemon or cinnamon.
hmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmm 8 years
I've tried several organic brands of green tea, and they all taste a little like dishwater to me. Am I doing something wrong with the bags?
hmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmm 8 years
I've tried several organic brands of green tea, and they all taste a little like dishwater to me. Am I doing something wrong with the bags?
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 8 years
I drink it everyday! Yay for green tea. I add some red tea and seaweeds(just a tiny bit) to it too, to make it super healthy. I never add sugar, except for some honey to ginger or chai teas. I don't drink coffee, it's a migraine trigger for me, so tea it is! I've bought a couple of metal straws, the ones you get with lattes at fancy cafes, to keep tea stains away from my teeth, and it helps a lot. Also, buy Kusmi tea if you are in New York or Paris; it is pure heaven!
redscorpio redscorpio 8 years
I love tea and I always like to drink a cup after lunch or dinner. But lately, after having read about the Ultimate Tea Diet (check it on Amazon) I have quit coffee and try to drink 5-6 cups of tea per day. Apparently you can also cook with it!! Check out this link http://teagarden.com/tea_library.asp
duffh duffh 8 years
I drink a jug of iced green tea everyday. so much better than water.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 8 years
I actually spritz my face with chilled green tea just because it feels refreshing. It tastes great too, I'll go make a cup.
klandrach klandrach 8 years
I like the Good Earth brand or Lipton Honey Green Tea, both are really reasonably priced and taste delicious. If you want to spend a little more $ for a higher quality tea, the Mighty Leaf brand has a wonderful tropical green tea too. I go in spurts, I'll drink a couple cups a day and then get bored and switch to something else.
eeeyore138 eeeyore138 8 years
Love the green tea - i made a complete switch from coffee to green tea, it's been great! Does anyone know of the benefits of white tea?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm not a fan of the taste so I usually wait till it cools and then chug it down. Ha.
Belle-yun Belle-yun 8 years
pass the green tea please.
Belle-yun Belle-yun 8 years
pass the green tea please.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I love it too. So many women drink this kind now.
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 8 years
Drinking some right now, actually!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I drink at least 2 cups of green tea a day; although I sometimes I trade one cup of green tea, for a cup of white tea.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i usually drink this everyday. i bought a bunch of great stuff in China when i was there. so yummy...
smouri smouri 8 years
Never liked coffee, so it has always been tea for me. Especially the green and white stuff, in fact i am drinking some organic green tea with ginsing while i type this :-)
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 8 years
i don't drink tea on a regular basis, but i'm going to try drinking it at night instead of snacking.
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