Did you know that green tea has cancer fighting properties?
Green tea is an amazing source of powerful anti-cancer molecules! About 1/3 the weight of the tea leaf is composed of a phyto (plant) chemical known as a flavanol, or more commonly known as a catechin1. Catechins are the responsible for the anti-cancer properties of green tea. Green tea contains 6 principal catechins, with one anti-cancer leader among them. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the green tea's powerhouse. Studies have shown that EGCG has been found to "inhibit the growth of cancerous cell lines in vitro, among them lines from human leukemia, renal cancers, skin cancers, breast cancers, mouth cancers, and prostate cancers."1 You can experience the healing effects of EGCG by drinking several cups of green tea daily. Select Japanese green teas, they are richer in anti-cancer compounds, and allow for an 8-10 minute brewing period, which allows a higher concentration of catechins to be extracted in the steeping process. Always drink freshly brewed tea. Try for 3-4 cups daily.
1Beliveau, Ph.D., Richard, Gingras, Ph.D., Denis, "Foods that Fight Cancer: Preventing Cancer Through Diet", Chapter 10, pg 123, 127, 130, 2006
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