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Postby Chelle » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:01 am

It's time to resurrect the age-old tradition of afternoon tea parties. But in modern times, it is as much a health act as it is a social act -- especially for women.

Each daily cup of green or black tea helps beat down ovarian cancer risk. Two or more cups per day helped cut risk almost in half in a recent study. The likely good guys in this scenario are the tea polyphenols, which are potent cancer fighters in both men and women. So dust off the kettle -- it's high time for some fine tea!
Tea has anticancer powers -- at least in test tubes and animals. But just because something works in the lab doesn't mean it will work in humans, so researchers recently tested tea's powers in a group of women. Those who drank green and black tea had lower rates of ovarian cancer compared to those who rarely or never did. And the more they drank, the further their disease risk plummeted.

What's the tea-anticancer connection? Right now, no one knows for sure, but researchers have some theories. Tea's polyphenols (powerful antioxidants) may prevent cancer-cell growth, hinder blood supply to the tumor, or encourage cancer cells to commit suicide. More studies are needed to confirm the results of the ovarian cancer study. In the meantime, tea still boasts many other powerful health benefits -- for men and women. So heat up some gourmet tea and serve it to friends, alongside these tea-friendly treats from EatingWell: Avocado Tea Sandwiches, Tomato & Basil Finger Sandwiches, or Totable Tea Sandwiches.

Getting the right amount of antioxidants through diet or supplements can make your RealAge 6 years younger.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:48 am

i think tea is awesome but i never drink it! i dont know why but i just dont :P its been around for centuries- the chinese drink it and their civilisation is one of the oldest in the world! theyve gotta have been doing something right!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:45 am

I've heard that adding milk to black tea (you wouldn't have milk in green tea anyway) destroys the health benefits. Something about some enzyme in the milk altering some compound in the tea.
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Postby Jisgone » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:42 pm

milk is bad?
next week maccas will cure breastcancer, kfc will give u chickenpox and drinking wine will make your tongue fall out
i wish theyde stop changing their minds about whats good and bad!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:44 pm

LOL i dont think tegan meant milk is bad just that by putting milk in with tea it counteracts the benefits from tea. i know where u are coming from though jewles, im sick to death of all this hearsay. we want facts!
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Postby Jisgone » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:48 pm

yeh its getting crazy, they need one institution that tests things, not 50 different ones who all say different things some of which are employed by the food manufacturers
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