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2. Green Tea

Literally thousands of studies have been carried out to document the health benefits of catechins, the group of antioxidants concentrated in the leaves of tea plants.

Among the most startling studies was one published by the American Medical Association in 2006. The study followed more than 40,000 Japanese adults for a decade, and at the 7-year follow-up, those who had been drinking five or more cups of tea per day were 26 percent less likely to die of any cause compared with those who averaged less than a cup.

Looking for more immediate results? Another Japanese study broke participants into two groups, only one of which was put on a catechin-rich green-tea diet. At the end of 12 weeks, the green-tea group had achieved significantly smaller body weights and waistlines than those in the control group.

Why? Because researchers believe that catechins are effective at boosting metabolism.

Substitutes: Yerba mate, white tea, oolong tea, rooibos (red) tea

Recipe idea: Start your day by making a smoothie with chilled green tea instead of juice. Then sip a cup after lunch when your eyelids start feeling like lead curtains.


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"those who had been drinking five or more cups of tea per day were 26 percent less likely to die of any cause"

There was a letter in the Lancet recently about this sort of statement.


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 10:11

haha! took me several minutes to realise what was wrong with that statement !

well pointed out


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 10:20

surely as one cause of death decreases another cause must increase.
Posted: 09/03/2012 at 10:21

I also thought that you could only drink tea, not eat it, so the title "10 foods you should eat every day"  is a bit of a misnomer.

Good to know that I am now varying percent less likely to die of any cause depending on my intake of food and amount of daily exercise.


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 12:19

I think we are all 100% certain to die of some cause no matter what we eat or drink. That's Kemp's point
Posted: 09/03/2012 at 13:46

Imagine being immortal though.  At what point would it dawn on your that that would be the worst possible fate imaginable?  Or would you learn through eons of time to live with it?  I suppose you wouldn't have any choice.

*sups tea*


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 13:58

Being immortal would be fine so long as you had a really bad memory.
Posted: 09/03/2012 at 14:14

Kryten wrote (see)
Being immortal would be fine so long as you had a really bad memory.

Perhaps that's the way things actually are.  We're not going to know any different are we?  The Big Bang wasn't the start of everything, just a time when lots of shit was going down.  That's what I reckon.  Read Spinoza.

*stares into bottom of mug*


Posted: 09/03/2012 at 14:20

You should have read the rest of the sentence before writing that.. They were refering to the 7years after the trial not forever !!!!!!
Posted: 12/03/2012 at 10:18

Not sure how drinking tea helps you avoid getting hit by a bus but there you go.
Posted: 12/03/2012 at 17:36

Well, if you're making and drinking tea somewhere, it will keep you away from the road and thence from interacting with said bus....unless of course you are drinking the tea whilst crossing the road, and then it could be said to increase the chance somewhat.
Posted: 01/05/2012 at 11:23

The caffeine in the tea will help keep you more alert and aware of traffic around you, including buses.
Posted: 01/05/2012 at 13:02


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 23:09

There's some evidence that eating an average of 1/4 grapefruit per day leads to an increased risk of breast cancer, so may not be the best thing to eat every day. 


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 22:32


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Hopping Bunny wrote (see)

There's some evidence that eating an average of 1/4 grapefruit per day leads to an increased risk of breast cancer, so may not be the best thing to eat every day. 

So don't have grapefruit if you want melons 


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 22:43

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