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Glynis Explains Why Cancer Patients Should Drink Green Tea (VIDEO)

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Listen, as Glynis shares why green tea is an important beverage for cancer patients.

Glynis:
I started focusing on green tea because research has really proven that green tea is very effective in combating the effects of cancer. It basically helps in the prevention of the accumulation of free radicals that can turn into aging disease in cancer. And so, I would advise anyone to basically get on the Internet and put in “green tea and cancer” and the research will come up that really will prove to you why it’s important to drink green tea if you’re going through any type of cancer.

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Women with ER+ should avoid extra intake of antioxidants since they bind to the same site as the Herceptin and interfere with treatments.

April 5, 2011 - 2:29pm
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Anonymous

I did what you suggested and looked up green tea and cancer. The American Cancer Society (fairly reliable, wouldn't you think?) says it MIGHT help with some cancer, but the research is mixed. In fact, at least one study suggests green tea may be implicated in esophageal cancer!

June 20, 2010 - 12:52pm
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Anonymous

I think green tea is a bit over-hyped. What about oolong tea or pu-erh tea? I've read a lot of different articles...some suggest that green tea is more effective or has more antioxidants, but I've also read articles that suggest that Oolong has more. Also, the antioxidant activity varies greatly from one individual tea to the next. Also, I've read that black tea contains antioxidants distinct from those in green tea--the oxidation process does break down certain beneficial chemicals, but it creates others!

I suspect that the quality and freshness of the tea is also important. The same chemicals that give teas their unique aromas are the catechins and flavonoids. If the tea smells and tastes really good, it's probably better for you than bland or stale tea!

October 20, 2009 - 5:39pm
HERWriter Guide

Glynis - Thanks for this important information. I'm going to take your advice and learn more about green tea, and find the box that I know is somewhere in the back of a kitchen cabinet. :-)
Take good care,
Pat

October 9, 2009 - 5:52pm
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Anonymous

Good for Prevention AND improves the effectiveness of treatments !

http://www.amazon.ca/Foods-That-Fight-Cancer-Preventing/dp/0771011350

April 19, 2009 - 12:41pm
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Anonymous

Important to remember is the anti-oxidants in green tea play a role in preventing the genetic mutations which lead to cancer. Green tea is no cure for cancer, it is a part of prevention.

April 15, 2009 - 7:57am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Anon - Great point. Indeed, green tea and other anti-oxidants don't cure cancer. They can be important tools in cancer prevention.
Take good care,
Pat

November 2, 2009 - 6:50pm
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