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The Truth about Green Tea

A Health Powerhouse or Mostly Hype?


  • I mix one bag of Candy Cane Lane with regular green tea. It is simply the best. I have to buy it up at the hollidays and freeze it as the health stores run out. - 5/17/2008 12:16:44 PM
  • Besides, ginsing is a separate thing from green tea (as someone else also mentioned). You may be able to purchase a particular brand of green tea that has ginsing ADDED, but it is very easy to find a multitude of varities of green tea with no ginsing at all. - 5/17/2008 11:33:11 AM
  • Someone wrote:
    "If you have high blood pressure you should not drink green tea, the ginseng will counter your blood pressure medicine, and won't help you medically."

    According to the article from SparkPeople that is not true.

    "Researchers have discovered green tea is loaded with antioxidants, specifically polyphenols. This type helps to fight against free radicals. Free radical molecules cause “bad” cholesterol to form plaque on the inside walls of the body’s arteries. Polyphenols are said to stop this, as well as to relax blood vessels. Therefore, green tea is also effective in reducing the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure." - 5/17/2008 6:23:35 AM
  • Green Tea is soooo good. I make a gallon and keep it in the fridge. Iced or hot I love it . On the plus side I have been drinking it for years and didn't even know it was good for me... All my kids drink it too... - 5/15/2008 4:53:07 AM
    Just started to drink green tea,love it!! Thank you for such an informative article.Learned about how its affects on my over all health.THANKS!! - 5/14/2008 6:24:10 AM
  • I love to buy the lemongrass-green tea at ARGO teas, sold by the bulk. It is really delicious and I sweeten it with cactus honey granules. I get the granules at the Asian Markets. - 5/12/2008 2:07:23 PM
  • Ayway, I guessTea bags, would be the healthiest choise.. - 5/8/2008 1:56:40 AM
  • Wow, all this comments are really helpfull, I love green tea, but I used to buy the powdered one regulary, maybe because I thought somehow the one I was buying could have some benefits too. The other one I drink is the AZ Green tea, I agree with TIGRESS1167, it's the best! In my country there is olny ONE place where they have it, and luckyly it's close by my house! :)
    - 5/8/2008 1:52:50 AM
  • Hello everyone
    thanks for all the great ideas, just love it,
    I am learning so much from your ideas, I am going to try a lot of your ideas out, just love new stuff............thanks - 4/5/2008 8:30:06 PM
  • I also drink green tea. I prepare a 20 ounces botle with green tea each time I'm going to drink it. I Don't drink soda or juice. The other thing I drink is water. - 4/4/2008 10:04:12 AM
  • I drink green tea all day long. I have a cup of cinnamon green tea with honey 30 minutes before I eat anything, I drink iced cinnamon green tea throughout the day and I have a cup of hot cinnamon green tea with honey before I go to bed. I simply add a teaspoon of cinnamon to my boiling water when I am brewing my tea or I make it in my coffee pot and place the cinnamon in the filter of the coffee maker and the tea bag(s) in the pot and let it steep for a few minutes.

    - 3/29/2008 5:54:24 AM
  • I take green tea capsules. I don't like the taste of green tea and these give me the same benefit and they are much easier to consume.

    Carol - 3/28/2008 5:00:15 PM
  • I don't know where the ginseng idea comes from, unless it's in some pre-mixed tea blend. Ginseng is a whole 'nuther plant, and is bad news for anyone on blood thinners.

    I love the whole gunpowder leaves, which I buy in the bulk foods section at Fred Meyer (aka Kroger). I'll make a strong batch, strain it, and keep it in the fridge, diluting it as I use it. Sometimes I boil up a few slices of fresh ginger, then brew the tea in the ginger water. Ginger is good for upset tummies.

    I work at Starbucks, so have gotten hooked on the iced Zen and the Green Ginger teas.

    I "cheat" and count my green tea in with my total water count!

    - 3/28/2008 1:52:54 PM

  • I drank diet Lipton green tea 2 or 3 bottles a day.

    I think after seating on the self it loses the good for you stuff.
    I will start with tea bags if that is better.
    - 3/27/2008 10:39:16 AM
    I drink green tea every single day but I buy the gunpowder one right from the Asian market. There is no ginseng in it so it's fine for people with high blood pressure. I'd never drink the instant kind. Once you have experienced brewing the leaves, you'll never go to instant or even bags. I drink about 4 pots per day. I love it so much. - 2/15/2008 7:39:40 AM

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