Could green tea aid in the prevention of cancer? Over the last several years, we have heard more and more about the cancer-prevention aspects of green tea, and the studies just keep coming. Researchers have found that both smokers and non-smokers who drink at least one cup of green tea a day see a significantly lower risk of cancer.
What green tea is?
Green tea is a drink made from the dried leaves of the Asian plant Camellia sinensis. Treated as an alternative cancer treatment, this tea is most popular in China and Japan, where the lowest breast cancer rates are found. It contains compounds that fight cancer. The epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), found in green tea not only inhibit an enzyme required for cancer cell growth, but also kills cancer cells with no ill effect on healthy cells.
What are the ingredients of green tea?
It is mostly composed of alkaloids, carbohydrates, polyphenols, amino acids, chlorophyll, minerals, proteins, aluminium, trace elements and volatile organic compounds. Green tea contains substances called polyphenols, and a sub group called Catechins that are thought to be responsible for the health benefits that have traditionally been attributed to tea, especially green tea.
Why people with cancer use green tea?
Also referred as Chinese tea, green tea can help with cancer in so many ways.
- Boost your immune system and fight with cancer
- Improve health, energy levels and well-being
- Get rid of toxins in the body
- Give them some control over their cancer and its treatment
- Treat cancer when conventional treatment can no longer offer a possible cure
Many laboratory studies have also shown that extracts from green tea can help in cancer cure and prevention by stopping cancer cells from growing. So, tea lovers out there, here is one more reason to take a sip of your favorite green tea.