People have known for centuries that green tea is good for you and hundreds of different claims have been made about what it can do. New weight has been added to some of these claims by research at the University of Newcastle which has shown that green tea could help ward off Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Scientists have known for a long time that Green tea contained chemicals which had the potential to do this but no one had proved whether or not our bodies actually absorbed these from the tea we drank. Now it has been shown that not only do we absorb these compounds but some of them are more effective in fighting the triggers of Alzheimer’s disease in their digested form. The compounds have also been shown to have the ability to significantly slow down the growth of cancerous tumors.
Those are two very serious diseases for one small cup of tea to handle. Obviously anyone who’s suffering form cancer or Alzheimer’s shouldn’t take up green tea at the expense of conventional medicine but it is certainly worth taking alongside. For those of us who are lucky enough to be healthy, green tea is another small thing we can do to help us stay that way.
Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your physician for your particular needs. You may also want to seek out the studies this information is based on.
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