Green tea a day helps keep the oncologist away!!
Cozy up with a book and a cup of green tea. Green tea is rich in antioxidents which reduce the growth of the new blood vessels needed for tumor growth and metastases. Green tea is also a detoxifier and it facilitates the death of cancer cells! In a study of Japanese women suffering from breast tumors that had not metastasized, it was discovered that those women who consumed 3 cups of green tea a day had 57% fewer relapses than those who only drank a cup. And men with prostate tumors, 5 cups of green tea per day reduced the risk of their cancers advancing by 50%. Black tea and oolong tea do not provide the same protection since they have undergone fermentation. Steep for 10 minutes to release its catechins or more specifically, flavonoids (the old Vitamin P from the 1950s!). Don’t forget to drink within an hour of steeping. After an hour or two, it loses its polyphenols!
Source: Regular Consumption of Green Tea and the Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Follow-up Study from the Hospital-Based Epidemiologic Research Program at Aichi Cancer Center, Japan. Cancer Letters 167, no 2 (2001): 175-82