Drinking five cups of green tea every day may extend one’s lifespan.
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So no Herbalife, no Noni juice. There is a beverage other than water I do encourage everyone to drink everyday though and that is tea. This year a review was published on the antibacterial, antitoxin, antiviral and antifungal activities of tea. What more could we want? Anticancer? Done. We conclude that the regular consumption of green tea can protect against cancer. What else could we ask for? How about antideath? Tea has got that too! Reduced all cause mortality. Drink green tea everyday and live on average a longer life. This really shouldn't come as a surprise after all it's just dark green leafies in water. I know what some people may be thinking though. Rather than drink the five cups a day it may take to extend one's life if it's so good for you I'll just take some green tea extract pills. Certainly lots to choose from. Not a good idea. Why was there a study about green tea extract pills in the Journal of Liver Transplantation? Because of the acute liver failure induced by green tea extract. Five cups of tea isn't that much. It's really just one pot of tea. 40 ounces is the size of typical drinking bottle, less than a super big gulp. 40 ounces is frankly 40 ounces and no I'm not saying you should drink a 40 everyday. There are now dozens of flavored green teas on the market if you don't like the taste of it straight, just don't put cow's milk in it. This year from the British Nutrition Foundation, does adding milk remove the benefits of your daily cuppa tea? The answer is yes. It seems that cow proteins bind up all the good phytonutrients. None of the soy, rice or nut proteins in plant based milks have that same nutrition cancelling effect.
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Kuriyama S, Shimazu T, Ohmori K, Kikuchi N, Nakaya N, Nishino Y, Tsubono Y, Tsuji I. Green tea consumption and mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes in Japan: the Ohsaki study. JAMA. 2006 Sep 13;296(10):1255-65.
Molinari M, Watt KD, Kruszyna T, Nelson R, Walsh M, Huang WY, Nashan B, Peltekian K. Acute liver failure induced by green tea extracts: case report and review of the literature. Liver Transpl. 2006 Dec;12(12):1892-5.
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