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5 Medicinal Benefits of Green Tea

Posted By Mark Sisson On June 1, 2007 @ 3:09 pm In Health,Prevention,Smart Fuel | 8 Comments


Last week the gang reviewed the basic varieties of tea [7]. Tea is a naturally therapeutic beverage and I want to quickly highlight some of its important medicinal properties. Unlike many “herbal therapies” that I tend to be pretty leary of, tea has a well-documented multitude of health benefits. Though I do have a weakness for a morning cup of mud (but that’s between you and me), a daily cup of green tea is a wise habit to incorporate into your health regimen. I’ve been alternating between a glass of red and a cup of green tea with dinner lately for a well-rounded daily antioxidant boost.

Five excellent preventive benefits of green tea:

1. Cancer [8]

2. Arthritis [9]

3. Cardiovascular health [10]

4. Immunity [11]

5. A wide variety of other health issues [12]

The pros: A handy reference [13]

The cons: Mayo Clinic [13] gives green tea a “ho-hum”

Never underestimate the lengths food companies will go to in order to tap into health trends:

This is Selva’s Flickr Photo [14]

More Smart Fuel [15]

What I eat in a typical day [16]

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[11] Immunity: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/05/040526070934.htm

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