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The Truth About Green Tea

A Health Powerhouse or Mostly Hype?


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    Does Starbucks Iced green tea have the health benefits attrributed to green tea. or is this something else
  • AMC8909
    I love green tea. Although this article says it's ok to drink while pregnant, I have read that you shouldn't due to the fact it depletes your folic acid, which can cause birth defects.

    P.S. If you drink a lot of tea, check out They have some really great ones and their website lists the health benifits of all of them. I love their site.
    I've been drinking Original wuyi for 2 days and I already see a noticeably improvement in my skin. My cystic acne spots have dried up and my face looks less red after just 2 days. I definitely recommend drinking green tea as I think cystic acne has more to do with diet than hormones, I no longer get whiteheads that used to plague me. I recently did a complete diet overall and have cut out dairy and caffeine completely. After 2 days I saw the improvements already.
    My hubby loves green tea; I like mine black.
  • I've been told that it's best to use boiled water that has been given time to cool slightly. Freshly boiled water can burn the leaves and causes the tea to become bitter. This is very likely why I've never been a fan. I've been doing it wrong all these years. Should give it another go and use that jasmine green that i have sitting in the tea cupboard.
  • Love green tea! Used to drink it constantly, but have found that with my hyperthyroid, even the slightest bit of caffeine throws me way off track! It's really strange and makes me sad :( But I guess since green tea isn't as good for me as I though, oh well....
    Green tea is contraindicated with people who take blood thinners like Coumadin. Thought I would throw that out.
    This is my favorite tea.
  • PS... for those that don't like the flavor, you can cook with it. Therapeutic levels (from Japanese use) are 10 cups a day! That's why I use the ground leaf form - in baked goods, even on meat if you don't like the flavor). But I do like the flavor. And I like even more having no JOINT pain (I've been in a car wreck and a horse wreck - no joint pain at all!)
  • I use a ground leaf green tea (about a tsp a day, equivalent of about 10 cups) and found that it directly correlates to relieving joint pain. I started when I had a cancer dx - took this and other measures for 3 months before - interestingly, no cancer found after the hysterectomy.
    Just finished a workout on here, ate breakfast (light strawberry yogurt and nutrisystem double chocolate healthy bar) and drinking green tea. :) Cheers!
  • in reference to MORVALTUR, who said that no tea should be steeped for 6-10 minutes, I am afraid I will have to correct you... green tea DOES need to be steeped for 6-10 minutes, this is verified by the package labels of any good, quality green tea vendor.
  • A great well searched and researched article. Becky... I am drinking it for breast cancer a couple of cups a day for prevention.... combined with mushroom eaten daily lowers the risk lots.
    Lots of interesting facts. I love tea.

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