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5 Top Beverages To Keep You Healthy This Season

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2. Green Tea

When it comes to tea, green is best. So while any tea is suggested to reduce the risk of stroke, some cancers and heart disease, green tea is better than most. That’s because although it is made from the same leaf as black tea,†it is not created in the same way. Green tea has more antioxidants than black tea and other teas because during the production process, its antioxidants arenít oxidized.

Green tea contains EGCG, which is an antioxidant, and can locate cancer cells and kill them without damaging healthy cells. Green tea also increases the amount of good cholesterol, while diminishing the amount of bad cholesterol. And it gets better! Researchers at the University of Geneva found that green tea increases metabolism, meaning that your body burns more calories per day. And it tastes great.


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8:48AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Thank you for this interesting article.

11:56AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

water will NOT happen. Ick, nor will black coffee. But the rest? SURE

8:39PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Great stuff..thanks..

6:36PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thanks!

11:56AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Love all of them except milk. As a vegan I only drink almond, soy or rice milk.
Thanks!

5:43AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Thank you Judy, for Sharing this!

8:11AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Love all of these (well, except for soy milk) - thanks!

11:46PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

Great, thanks for the info.

12:42PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

Thanks. Love water and green tea. Really tried to like soymilk but i don´t. Will try almond milk, sound delicious.

12:27PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

I'm surprised almond milk didn't make the list under the organic milk and soy milk category. Almond milk is actually very good for you if you are steering away from dairy/harmful casein in milk and if soy milk is not produced as USDA Organic or Non-GMO certified.

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