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How Green Tea Could Prevent Colon Cancer

green teaRejuvenating and refreshing properties of green tea have been very well known since ancient times.

The leaves of green tea are richer in antioxidants than other types of tea. Green tea contains B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, manganese, catechins.

It is believed that green tea improves physical performance of a human being, it's alleged to reduce cholesterol, to combat cardiovascular disease, to prevent cancer and Alzheimer's disease, to improve brain function and make you smart, to provoke weight loss.

A large amount of important nutrients polyphenols are also found in green tea. These polyphenols can reduce the formation of free radicals that play role in ageing of the body and all sorts of diseases.

However it is still not clear how much green tea we need to drink to see a positive effect on our health but it's recommended to drink green tea on a daily basis. Start drinking green tea now and you will gain all the benefits long term!

Some of researchers looked for association between drinking green tea and cancers of the bowel, prostate, breast, lungs.

According to the publication in the Daily Mail the latest studies are being held at Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea. The researchers say that green tea could lower the risk of colon cancer. They are testing this in a study involving 180 people who have had polyps removed from their colon (polyps are benign growths). These polyps could be a precursor to colon cancer.

The patients will be given a daily green tea extract pill (nine cups of green tea) or no treatment. The researchers believe compounds in greeen tea prevent the rogue cells that could lead to polyps from developing.

The previous study in Japan carried out by Gifu University showed just 15 per cent of patients who had the equivalent of ten cups of green tea a day had a recurrence of polyps, compared with 31 per cent recurrence in the untreated group.

Hope you found this information useful. If you want to learn more about health benefits of Green Tea, there are tons of interesting information available online now.

We recommend also to watch this video where you will learn almost everything you need to know about Green Tea:
- How is green tea processed and why it is has more health benefits in comparison to black tea.
- What are the different types of green tea?
- How to choose and buy green tea?
- What are the benefits of green tea? (weight loss, flat belly, youthful skin, relaxation, lower your risk of cancer and more)
- How many cups should you drink in a day?
- How to brew green tea for maximum flavour & benefits.
- Can I add milk / sugar to my green tea?

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