Benefits of Green Tea

United States
September 12, 2007 11:30am CST
I am constantly trying to improve my health and in recent years have read so many positive things about the effects of green tea. From heart disease and cancer to weight loss. I have implemented green tea into my diet and daily drink two cups, I don't know if it is really helping but I do know it is not hurting
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I tried so hard to "like" green tea because of the health benefits, but the taste is just not palatable to me, and I drink a lot of strange stuff that other people won't touch. Finally, we learned about Red Tea, also known as Roibus, which has a naturally sweet taste with no bitterness and, like green tea, no calories, but also has no tannin or caffeine. It is said to have up to 50 times more antioxidants than green tea, so this is what we drink at home. However, I want to applaud you for having implemented green tea into your diet. Surely it will help in many ways over time. I do brew green tea to use as a mouthwash, and also for putting on our skin if we have been out in the sun too long.
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• United States
12 Sep 07
For real? Is it reasonably priced? And can you buy it at the regular grocery store? I'm willing to try anything to stay as healthy as possible.
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yes, although it was hard to find at first, the Red Tea is readily available now at most grocery stores and sells for well under $4/box online as well as at Walmart SuperStores. Our favorite is the Good Earth Cinnamon Apple Red Tea, but there are many other lovely red tea's as well and all are affordable. We haven't tried ZT yet, but they have a wonderful website, worth looking at if only for the slideshow: http://apps.getredtea.com/blog/index.php?content=detail&id=3
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• United States
12 Sep 07
Thank you for the information i will surely give it a try!!!
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• Singapore
13 Sep 07
I've also heard that green tea can prevent cancer. I actually like the taste of green tea.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
among other things, see above post they said it best!!!!!!!!!
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yeah I have been reading about green tea for long too.It has the most positive effects from all drinks.Chinese are drinking green tea for many many years.There are so many effect, the newest I hear is protection your teeth against cavities.Also green tea is adding now to deodorants and to a lotions.I have lotion with green tea and it not only smells good, but make my skin nicer too I have been drinking green tea for about 3 years now and it seems helping me.I feel better and have more energy.Also now you find so many kinds of green tea , some of them are really very tasty.And also it s much better drinking tea like some soda with so much sugar.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
I totally agree. I have been drinking it about 10 years and have tried so many flavors caffienated and decaf that I can't imagine life with out it. I know one thing i am not over weight and i am disabled can't do near as many physical things as i would like to. i do exercise as much as I ma able but I like to think my diet is part of the reason I don't look too bad for an old broad. I too have some green tea lotion I also have some avocado oil lotion which i got through my website it's even better than the green tea I even use on my face as moisturizer because I like it so much if you're interested you can check my website http://scriptures.cc/111822
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
12 Sep 07
You can't go wrong with Green Tea or ANY tea in your diet! :) Cheers to you and keep up the good work! :) Tea Chef for you: http://www.teachef.com
• United States
12 Sep 07
I am sigh, it seems that I have picked up another addiction, Lol
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Remember, seahorse... it can't be iced green tea!!LOL! Anti-oxidants are truly our friends... its good for you! Wouldn't it be grand if we all became healthy!!??
• United States
12 Sep 07
oh yeah, I always drink mine hot but my daughter drinks hers cold should I tell her not to?
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
12 Sep 07
What I'm hearing is that small amounts of cold are okay, but not huge amounts, and not with fatty foods.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
she generally eats a lot of fresh fruits shes pretty healthy and beautiful if I do say so myself Look at the pic on my profile she only the mosT gorgeous child ever born, LOL
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@IcyCucky (361)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Oh boy, I found a pot of gold reading this post. I, too, was curious about green tea this week and went online to research the topic. I was intrigue with the health benefits that green tea is generating. This summer, my family drink Lipton green tea a lot, that was why I am curious to find out more.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
Well like i said I drink my 2 cups a day and I can't say it's hurting me. and it really grows on you if you give it a chance. I am going to try the red tea though. I also drink the white tea sometimes, they say any tea has antioxidants in it. But green is what I've heard the most about so I usually always keep it in the house.
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