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The Truth about Green Tea

A Health Powerhouse or Mostly Hype?



1/14/2013 1:03:54 AM

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.


8/1/2012 8:39:29 PM

Lots of interesting facts. I love tea.


8/1/2012 7:51:33 PM

Wow, did not know that green tea may affect the absorbtion of iron! I must keep that in mind and not have it with meals then!! Other than that, I'm glad it does have some good effects and will keep on drinking it.


8/1/2012 6:29:48 PM

BB2352's SparkPage
Glad I read this as I tried drinking it a few times but I just don't care for it. Kind of felt I should drink it for the health benefits but looks like I really don't have to drink it if I don't like it. ;)


8/1/2012 4:21:58 PM

TEDDYBEAR662's SparkPage
I started drinking this last year, but I drink Decaf. Does that matter? Nothing was mentioned about decafinated green tea?!!??!


8/1/2012 3:49:15 PM

SKELETAL's SparkPage
This was a terrific article! It provided quite a bit of explanation, examples, and reasoning in concise, but not dumbed-down, terms. I read it while drinking my morning cup of Guayaki green tea, which I began after reading David Servan-Schreiber's "Anticancer: A New Way of Life" a few years ago.


8/1/2012 3:41:03 PM

TEA_NUT's SparkPage
The warning to drink no more than 5 cups a day, is that because of the caffeine? Very informative article! Thank you.


8/1/2012 1:47:20 PM

Interesting article. Thanks for the information. Especially in reference to iron absorption since I'm anemic and take iron supplements 3 times a day.


8/1/2012 1:38:33 PM

My most recent favorite green tea is Stash Chai Green. Lovely flavors! To me green tea is a little bland by itself, so it benefits from spices and fruits and other nice flavors. I drink it because I like it, and the potential health benefits are just an added bonus.


8/1/2012 1:30:45 PM

SUPERNAL's SparkPage
i think the "weight loss' bit comes from people replacing say, soda, pop, pepsi, coke.. with green tea. Then it helps you loose as you're not consuming those high fructose / sugar calories. Unsweetened teas of any kind, indeed water, would help you loose weight in that reguard.


8/1/2012 12:03:08 PM

I love the fresh green teas. I just ordered sme 2012 pickings of Misty Green - its absolutely my favourite tea. Just drop a few leaves into a cup and brew. I also enjoy iced green tea with lemon.


8/1/2012 9:50:39 AM

I am afraid that I must correct the author. I have worked in the tea industry for five years and there are very FEW if any instances where one should be steeping ANY tea for 6-10 minutes. Please, for the sake of the flavor, and of the tea, and of your taste buds, read the packaging! Or consider a quick reference chart, such as this one from Teavana:
(I have no association to Teavana.)


6/24/2012 4:57:26 AM

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9/11/2011 11:58:21 AM

Great article, very balanced. I really appreciate you pointing out the differences between promising leads in small studies not yet duplicated, and findings based on multiple studies that have been successfully replicated over large sample sizes. Thank you!


8/11/2011 7:29:08 AM

SOXYINMO's SparkPage
Green tea makes me feel awful. Just one mug and I was shaking and felt as if I had had twenty large mugs of coffee : Increased heart rate, sweats, nervousness. I checked the Mayo clinic's website and sure enough, it is a common affect of green tea. That's where I found that people taking coumadin (or warfarin) should check with their doctors about drinking green tea. My uncle loves green tea, but is on warfarin. Thank you for mentioning the possible bad, or side effects of green tea, and reminding people on medications to check with their physicians before getting too cozy with anything they ingest. Just because it is Natural, doesn't mean it is right for you! Thanks.

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