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post #1 of 29
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Got this from my yahoo page today y'all...

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7 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

The steady stream of good news about green tea is getting so hard to ignore that even java junkies are beginning to sip mugs of the deceptively delicate brew. You'd think the daily dose of disease-fighting, inflammation-squelching antioxidants - long linked with heart protection - would be enough incentive, but wait, there's more! Lots more.

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. Study after study has found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and/or prostate cancer.

SOOTHE YOUR SKIN
Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it. The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids. And that's not all. In the lab, green tea helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, whether you drink it or apply it directly to the skin - which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

STEADY YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Having healthy blood pressure - meaning below 120/80 - is one thing. Keeping it that way is quite another. But people who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than non-drinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

PROTECT YOUR MEMORY, OR YOUR MOM'S
Green tea may also keep the brain from turning fuzzy. Getting-up-there 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.

STAY YOUNG
The younger and healthier your arteries are, the younger and healthier you are. So fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, which ups the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age (or RealAge), and saps your energy too. How much green tea does this vital job take? About 10 ounces a day, which also deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.

LOSE WEIGHT
Oh yeah, one more thing. Turns out that green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process. In the every-little-bit-counts department, this is good news!


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Hilda>^..^<
post #2 of 29

I knew there was a reason or two as to why I just love it..
post #3 of 29
:censor::censor::censor::censor:, I wish I liked tea
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
:censor::censor::censor::censor:, I wish I liked tea
I drink plain tea, but I never have drank green tea though, I might hafta start.
post #5 of 29
I'm glad Im not drinking this tea for no reason! I love green tea and just had a cup of jasmine green tea today - it was lovely.

I have heard that white tea is similar to green tea, just has more properties. I like it anyway.
post #6 of 29
Yippee for all of us tea grannies!
post #7 of 29
So what does green tea taste like anyways?
post #8 of 29
It's yummy - try it!
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by LokisMum View Post
Yippee for all of us tea grannies!

Ok, who are you calling "granny"?
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by catsRNmom View Post
Ok, who are you calling "granny"?

er........ME????
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by LSULOVER View Post
So what does green tea taste like anyways?
Swamp Water!
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by LokisMum View Post
It's yummy - try it!
How do you drink it? I mean do you drink it hot or with ice?
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
Swamp Water!

I never tasted swamp water either so that doesn't help me
post #14 of 29
I'm a green tea addict
post #15 of 29
Yay! Greens are my favorite!

Anyone tried the Tazo Zen? I love it. It's my favorite bagged tea
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by LSULOVER View Post
How do you drink it? I mean do you drink it hot or with ice?
Green is best hot, with honey. Definitely add honey the first time you try it. It's a completely different taste than the black tea you're used to, especially if you drink a lot of sweet tea.
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
Green is best hot, with honey. Definitely add honey the first time you try it. It's a completely different taste than the black tea you're used to, especially if you drink a lot of sweet tea.
Thanks for telling me, I drink sweet tea, but not a whole lot lately.

I will try it though.
post #18 of 29
I drink green tea all day at work. Maybe it takes time for some to get used to the taste, but I love it.

BTW, does anyone else here drink yerba mate?
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Hilda>^..^< View Post
Got this from my yahoo page today y'all...

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7 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

The steady stream of good news about green tea is getting so hard to ignore that even java junkies are beginning to sip mugs of the deceptively delicate brew. You'd think the daily dose of disease-fighting, inflammation-squelching antioxidants - long linked with heart protection - would be enough incentive, but wait, there's more! Lots more.

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. Study after study has found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and/or prostate cancer.

SOOTHE YOUR SKIN
Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it. The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids. And that's not all. In the lab, green tea helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, whether you drink it or apply it directly to the skin - which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

STEADY YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Having healthy blood pressure - meaning below 120/80 - is one thing. Keeping it that way is quite another. But people who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than non-drinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

PROTECT YOUR MEMORY, OR YOUR MOM'S
Green tea may also keep the brain from turning fuzzy. Getting-up-there 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.

STAY YOUNG
The younger and healthier your arteries are, the younger and healthier you are. So fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, which ups the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age (or RealAge), and saps your energy too. How much green tea does this vital job take? About 10 ounces a day, which also deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.

LOSE WEIGHT
Oh yeah, one more thing. Turns out that green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process. In the every-little-bit-counts department, this is good news!


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Hilda>^..^<
That doesn't explain why I continued to age AND gained 40 pounds when I was drinking green tea. Oh - and my blood pressure rose, too.

I've gone back to coffee - it works much better at suppressing my appetite. And tastes better, too.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by Ryn View Post

BTW, does anyone else here drink yerba mate?
I do! I have some lovely loose leaf mate right now...you can smell the cocoa really well. I love it.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Ryn View Post
I drink green tea all day at work. Maybe it takes time for some to get used to the taste, but I love it.

BTW, does anyone else here drink yerba mate?
I do! Ive been looking for a gourd to drink out of - but in the meantime, I have been using a normal coffee mug.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
I do! I have some lovely loose leaf mate right now...you can smell the cocoa really well. I love it.
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
I do! Ive been looking for a gourd to drink out of - but in the meantime, I have been using a normal coffee mug.
Mate is soo good, I drink it every morning instead of coffee. I love the buzz without the coffee nausea it gives you.

I drink it out of a normal tea mug too, though I've been thinking of buying a gourd next time I'm in Helsinki.
post #23 of 29
I love green tea! I doubt the supposed benefits, though... I'm sure it has some, but I'd like to see the studies done that the OP's article mentions. Not that I care that much... I still drink it!

That said, it's a totally different taste than regular tea. It tastes earthy, but in a good way... but it does take some getting used to. Most lovers drink it hot without sweeteners, but plenty of people buy the prepackaged stuff that is flavored with different things and drunk cold.
post #24 of 29
I love green tea with lemon, but the problem is that it makes me really hungry after drinking it
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Ryn View Post
Mate is soo good, I drink it every morning instead of coffee. I love the buzz without the coffee nausea it gives you.

I drink it out of a normal tea mug too, though I've been thinking of buying a gourd next time I'm in Helsinki.
What do you use to infuse the tea? I used to leave it in the gourd when I was in the states but here, I just use my coffee plunger and infuse it in there. I don't know why I got lazy.
post #26 of 29
well i drink green tea alot but i think im gonna be drinking it more and more now ive read all that.

well done for finding the info to share.
angela
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
What do you use to infuse the tea? I used to leave it in the gourd when I was in the states but here, I just use my coffee plunger and infuse it in there. I don't know why I got lazy.
I use a regular tea strainer, it works just fine for me. A gourd would be more orthodox of course.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
Green is best hot, with honey. Definitely add honey the first time you try it. It's a completely different taste than the black tea you're used to, especially if you drink a lot of sweet tea.
Well I am drinking a cup of hot green tea this morning, and it is really good, I used sugar instead of honey, and I didn't add cream like I usually do.
post #29 of 29
How much of this green tea are we supposed to drink every day if we want to see the benifits that were listed?
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