The Wonderful Properties of Green Tea - Do You Drink It?

@winterose (39897)
Canada
April 1, 2008 11:25am CST
Green tea is a very common beverage in Egypt, and it is quite likely that patients will drink green tea while taking antibiotics. The medical researchers wanted to find out if green tea would interfere with the action of the antibiotics, have no effect, or increase the medicines' effects. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080330200640.htm Do you drink green tea for health purposes, people say they lose weight with green tea this articles says it fight of superbugs like the flu etc or do you really prefer the taste to regular black tea?
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@fizzytom (754)
• Maribor, Slovenia
2 Apr 08
I love green tea but it is an acquired taste. I prefer to drink some of the combinations of green tea with other fruits - I especially like the one with cranberry. I have started drinking redbush tea which, again, I know alot of people aren't keen on. My boyfriend thinks it tastes quite medicinal. Although I love to drink green tea I have to tell you about my favourite use of green tea. A sushi bar we go to when in Slovenia serves two delicious desserts - green tea frozen yoghurt and green tea tiramisu! They are wonderful.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
3 Apr 08
wow that sounds very interesting, I think I would like to try that tiramisu too
1 Apr 08
I really enjoy green tea with jasmine, but I've read that white tea is even better for you! It can be more expensive as it's rarer for some reason (more difficult to cultivate or something) but it's really nice too. I really enjoy a brand of white tea with vanilla. It's nice to finally find something that's not only good for you, but tastes nice too.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
3 Apr 08
I never heard of white tea, that is interesting
• China
2 Apr 08
I suggest you to drink the Chinese green tea.There are varieties of green tea in China.Some of them are very expensive,but they are really worth it.Green tea can make you feel more clear-headed.And it smells fresh and tastes good.Coffee is not so popular for Chinese,but green tea is just opposite.We drink it for thousand of years.
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• Singapore
2 Apr 08
I like green tea. A friend recommended it when I was having trouble with bowel movement. This has helped a lot. Also, I feel a lot refreshed and energised after consumption. I am not sure about it fighting flu but it sure is a good drink for digestion :D
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• United States
2 Apr 08
Frankly, I don't care for green tea. I much prefer black teas. I haven't tried the red ones yet. I doubt if green tea is really good for all the things people say it is, but I think tea is a good thing overall. Once when I had bronchitis, the chiropractor told my Mom to get some violet tea at the health food store. I drank it and it did help break up the junk in my chest. And it tasted like violets, stems and all. But it was pleasant enough. We don't have a "real" healthfood store anymore...just the things like GNC that sell everything in pill form. For the violet tea, at the real health food store, it was sold by the ounce in little brown bags. Neat.
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@Rosekitty (19396)
• San Marcos, Texas
2 Apr 08
Morning winterose! Love green tea and its affects to the body! have always been a tea drinker over coffee. Never put sugar in my tea either..just love the taste and knowing its not harmful..haven't done the diet thing though since I'd probably pass out from lack of hunger lol..not to good on fasting..love my meals..something about wanting to live a bit longer lol
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• Greece
2 Apr 08
I know that green tea is good for health but i dont like how it tastes.. So no i dont drink green tea :(
@itsmepinky (1301)
• India
2 Apr 08
i used to drink green tea before as it is know for its antioxidant properties & it also helps in reducing weight. But i am not too sure about its effects on antibiotics. Taking antibiotics has amajor side effect of increasing weight. The main reason for my weight gain is taking lots of antibiotics.*sigh*
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@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Apr 08
I have tried green tea ,but find it not as tasty as black tea. I am not undermining the endorsed medicinal properties of green tea,but find it hard to substitute it for the regular one.
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• Singapore
2 Apr 08
Sure I do, winterose. I drink green tea rather often, like every night. I am not sure if it is indeed giving me any health benefits. I sure hope it is!
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• Italy
2 Apr 08
I am having this green tea fromlast one year before that i was using balk tea and cold drinks a lot but green tea is really wonderful and then one of my friend told me that i must try to add a a half lemon in a cup of green tea this will help me in reducing my weight and to control my cholestrol lvl also so now i almost daily take a cup of green tea with a half lemon. This have changed my internal system alot
@after80 (110)
• China
2 Apr 08
I learn some medicine's book, it says green tea can antioxidation and clea your boy's free radical . Green tea is especially for those one who work near radiations. I am working before computer everyday ,so I drink gree tea every day .It can really keep me healthy!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 Apr 08
DOnt like trea at all dont care what flavor it is
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@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
Wow! Yes, I love green tea more than black tea. However, the green tea that we have here is like chemically processed, we are not quite sure if the effect is the same as to boiling fresh green tea leaves. [i] "Our results show that we should consider more seriously the natural products we consume in our everyday life," says Dr Kassem.[/i]This is very true. Thanks for sharing the link!
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I like green tea. I was drinking it because of the supposed health benifits, I'm not drinking as much as before I retired, but I'm not drinking as much tea as when I worked.
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@Breath (1297)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Thanks for all the information on green tea.I have heard wonderful things about this tea.Been thinking about starting to drink this instead of the regular stuff i drink most of the time.Always looking for more healthy options.Thanks again.:)
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I like green tea, but it has to be like the Lipton ice tea version of it. I can't say that I have tried it hot. I like regular hot tea with honey and milk so maybe I should switch to the green tea version of that and do that for all of the health benefits that they talk about.
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@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 08
I drank some with a friend recently, and liked the taste very much. This was the first time for me. I didn't notice any effects though, but then I guess green tea's benefits are not immediate nor obvious.
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@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
thank you for sharing. :) i really like drinking teas. :)
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@ellie333 (21018)
1 Apr 08
I really prefer ordinary tea but what I do is mix a bit of green tea in with conventional tea and I find I can drink it this way. I use it as it is a good antioxidant and also is a directic so can help with fluid retention so therefore I suppose it aids weightloss in a way. Ellie :D
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