Prevent Glaucoma with Green Tea

It’s old news that a mug of green tea is a potent pro-health powerhouse. From lighter more cosmetic perks like keeping skin youthful and toned to more serious preventative care like fighting Alzheimer’s and cancer. All of these benefits are obtained from the absorption of green tea catchetins and other anti-oxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E and lutein into the stomach and gastrointestinal tract.

What scientists didn’t discover until now is that these very same anti-aging goodies from green tea also pass from the gastrointestinal tract into the tissues of the eye. This was concluded after giving lab rats some green tea to drink and after, analyzing their eye tissue. The anti-oxidative effects of the green tea lasted as long as 20 hours! This recent finding confirms green tea’s potential ability to support healthy peepers by preventing glaucoma. A seriously exciting discovery since the optic nerve damaging-disease often leads to loss of vision.

So whether you like your brew spiked with local, organic honey, splashed with a squeeze of lemon or simply plain and strong like my perfect cup–drink often for good health and good sight!

Make green tea even greener by looking for the all-important fair trade label. Equal Exchange, for example, offers excellent and tasty fairly traded green tea bags.

By Jessica Root, Planet Green

117 comments

Sandie Knight
Sandie K8 years ago

will be giving the green tea a try, didn't realise it had so many benefits!

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Ron Bakker
Ron b8 years ago

thanks for the article

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Bee Hive Lady
Fiona O8 years ago

There are two kinds of glaucoma - closed angle glaucoma and wide angle glaucoma Closed angle glaucoma is caused by tghe shape of the eye. I faily to see how green tea can help that.

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connor h.
connor h8 years ago

thanks! for anyone who's interested here are some other great sites to click for good causes
http://www.cleanbreath.org/
http://www.change.org/
http://www.grist.org/
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http://www.bettertheworld.com/dashboard

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Barbara Liarou
Barbara Liarou8 years ago

Useful article! Thanks.

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Dottie R.
.8 years ago

Thank you for the Reminder! I would say, for me, decaf green tea..:0)

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James Siberry
Past Member 8 years ago

great article :)

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Linda J.
Linda J8 years ago

Thanks for article.

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Ammy C.
Ammy C.8 years ago

Here you can find on what is green tea all about http://blog.internationaldrugmart.com/index.php/2010/03/05/164/

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Gigi Viloria
Gigi Viloria8 years ago

thank you for the information

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