Reasons to Drink Green Tea

Written by Kami on February 9, 2008 – 9:39 am -

Found it interesting as well as motivating for non-drinkers.

Imagine a fragrant cup of green tea. The clear, pale green liquid gives off a delicious aroma somewhat like wet hay mixed with the scent of apples or pears. You lift the cup to your lips and take the first sip. The comforting liquid rolls over your tongue and eases down your throat, brightening and warming as it goes. Its slight astringency freshens your mouth, making it feel naturally clean. Yet green tea is a lot more than just a delicious and satisfying drink, it has many medicinal properties that are nothing short of amazing.

  • Cut cancer risk

Several polyphenols – the potent antioxidants green tea is famous for is helpful to keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and then squelching the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive. Studies have found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and prostate cancer.

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