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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Green Tea for Health

There's no doubt about it, green tea is good for you. Very good for you. Just one cup of green tea contains as many as 200 mg (milligrams) of catechins, powerful antioxidants that protect our health. Recent studies have shown myriad health benefits to green tea extracts including an anti-tumor effect on breast cancer, reduced mortality rates in adults living in Japan where the study was conducted, and possibly treating inflammatory diseases like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

But what about for our health in general? Here are a few reasons you should be sipping 3 to 4 cups of green tea every day:

1. When winter winds blow, skin needs a helping hand to stay hydrated and healthy. The anti-inflammatory properties associated with green tea will keep skin healthy.

2. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime or even some orange juice to that green tea you're drinking. The vitamin C in citrus juice enables catechins to be more fully absorbed by the body.

3. Don't overdo it. Too much of a good thing is well, too much. And drinking the real thing--green tea that is--is far better than popping a few supplements.

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