drink some green tea, now!

040809-teaI was hesitant to try green tea. I was happy with my black tea. But green tea has more antioxidants.

OK, I got some. I added a couple bags to my black tea bags and eventually switched over. I like it. Yes, I do still like the robust flavor of black tea but not enough to switch.

One thing I was worried about was drinking too much of it. Everything is bad in excess, right? After reading this, I'm not so concerned about that now.

A recent study has shown that women who drink four or more cups of Green Tea per day are up to 80% less likely to get cancer. 80% is a massive number! As far as I know there is nothing else that can reduce your chance of getting cancer more aside from quitting smoking. With such powerful statistics we would be crazy not to increase our tea intake.

One thing that is not a good idea is to mix milk with tea. The proteins in the milk don't play well. So when I have my Black Tea Lattés, I don't consider them part of my healthy drinks.

And green tea helps burn calories according to Dr Wiel.

The main antioxidant polyphenol in green tea, known as Epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG, stimulates the body to help burn calories. Dr. Weil recommends drinking a few cups of quality green tea every day.