Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Green Tea

Helps fight: Leukemia, esophageal, stomach and other cancers.

Green tea contains powerful antioxidants called catechins. Recently, researchers in Spain and England used one of these antioxidants to shrink cancer cells in a laboratory experiment. The jury is still out on whether green tea prevents cancer, but drinking green tea is not going to hurt you, especially if it replaces soda or other less nutritious drinks in your diet.

Daily Dose: Susbtitute green tea for soda. Buy green tea leaves or tea bags and brew it yourself rather than opting for pre-bottled tea, which often contains excessive amounts of sugar. Decaf green tea is just as beneficial as caffeinated.