Member Comments for the Article:

The Truth About Green Tea

A Health Powerhouse or Mostly Hype?


Leave a Comment Return to Article
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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. ;)
  • I started drinking this last year, but I drink Decaf. Does that matter? Nothing was mentioned about decafinated green tea?!!??!
  • 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.
    The warning to drink no more than 5 cups a day, is that because of the caffeine? Very informative article! Thank you.
  • Interesting article. Thanks for the information. Especially in reference to iron absorption since I'm anemic and take iron supplements 3 times a day.
  • 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.

Comment Pages (9 total)
« First ‹ Prev. 12345 Next › Last »
Leave a comment

  Log in to leave a comment.