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Shannon Koehle: The Health Benefits of Green Tea

 
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Similarly, Medline Plus recommends people with heart or kidney problems, stomach ulcers, and psychological disorders, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and those taking certain medications should avoid green tea.

While two to three cups of the medically beneficial green tea are recommended per day, Medline Plus adds, “Benefits of specific doses of green tea are not established.”

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July 4, 2012 - 4:39am
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July 4, 2012 - 4:16am

I think green tea is often overemphasized in terms of its health benefits. Check out this study:

http://ddr.nal.usda.gov/handle/10113/1807

This study compares many different types of tea, including many different green and black teas, as well as other types of tea including oolong tea and various herbal teas.

The results are interesting...there's a huge amount of variation in the total antioxidant content from one tea to the next...and the actual chemical makeup varies greatly between teas with a similar total content...some have more of one chemical whereas others have more of another. Also...scientists hardly know if they're even measuring all the chemicals...certain teas may not have any of the chemicals that they were looking for...but there may be other ones yet to be discovered.

What is the lesson to be drawn from this? Don't jump to conclusions that green tea is automatically better for you...and don't ignore other kinds of tea such as black tea! Most tea is good for you...and some teas are much better for you than others. Green tea may tend to be better, but some black teas are probably better for you than some green teas...and within any type of tea, some teas are much more beneficial than others! And most importantly, we don't really understand more than the beginnings of the health effects of tea...

October 23, 2009 - 3:52pm
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