Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves, which have not gone through an oxidation process, have the richest nutrient profile among all varieties of tea. Research shows that people who drink four or more cups of green tea each day have a lower overall risk of cancer and women who frequently drink green tea have a lower overall risk (or "lower overall incidence") for breast cancer.
Green tea contains phytonutrients called polyphenols, and in particular EGCG or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, which is a compound that protects against cancer. Lab tests and animal studies have shown that EGCG works by inhibiting an enzyme that catalyzes cancer cell growth. EGCG also helps prevent cancer development by acting as a powerful antioxidant, which…Read More