Monday, January 18, 2010
Another Article Regarding the Benefits of Green Tea
It seems as though every couple of weeks there is a new article about the benefits of green tea. This most recent article associates green tea consumption with a reduction in lung cancer for smokers. So if you don’t smoke do you need to consider green tea? Many other studies have linked green tea consumption with a reduction in other forms of cancer. So my answer would be yes, drink as much green tea as you can. We consume at least 6 cups of it each day.
What if you are one of those people that don’t like the flavor of green tea, then what? Both my husband and have learned to love green tea, but haven’t always. Initially I started by making big mugs of tea with one green tea bag and one earl grey tea bag. This worked well for my husband since he loves earl grey tea. You could do the same thing with any tea you like. We also add a splash of pomegranate juice to our tea for flavor instead of sugar. Again, any fruit juice would work in your tea but unsweetened pomegranate adds additional antioxidants, which is why we include it.
There have been so many studies linking green tea with a reduction in cancer I think it makes sense to try to cultivate a taste for it, if you haven’t already.