From the perspective of Chinese Medicine, green tea is very important in helping to treat cancer. I will discuss in detail why it is so in a future blog.
But before we can get to that, I would like to talk about one particular green tea which is worthy of an extra mention ...
It is centuries old. The traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony centers around the preparation and consumption of Matcha tea.
Buddhists in Japan have also used it for hundreds of years to help them focus during their meditations.
As you can see from the picture below, it is not simply brewed like a regular cup of tea, but after being measured into a cup, it is whisked to produce a frothy foam topping.
When we drink other green teas we are just getting the nutrients that are released from the leaves into the flavoured hot water in the cup.
But when you consume matcha green tea you are drinking the entire ground up leaves of the plant; because of this you are receiving far more anti-oxidants and nutrients than regular green tea provides.
Along with this extra high dose of anti-oxidants, Matcha has also been found to strongly boost energy ...
In a study in the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, it was found to increase energy levels by an extra 35 to 45 per cent in people who drank it daily.
The energy it produces feels more like a calm strength from having a good nights sleep rather than the over stimulated wound up buzz sensation of having too much coffee.
Another study found that it was helpful in curbing appetite and reducing the weight of those who drank it. It itself is almost calorie free.
It has also been shown to aid in reducing cholesterol and therefore helps with keeping the cardio vascular system clean and in good shape.
The Japanese love it so much that they even use it to flavour and dye foods, to produce everything from green noodles to sweets to cakes.
This can help to uplift your mood and will also provide more energy for your immune system to create natural killer cells which attack cancer cells.
It can also help to remove wastes and toxins from your body which have been shown to be connected to creating cancer cells and to feeding them.
Our aim in the "Beat Cancer" category of this blog will be to build up an arsenal of natural weapons which will each add to your ability to prevent or to help to defeat cancer.
So my advice here, is to include a cup of this health boosting tea into your daily diet. Adding a cup of this into your daily regime should be a very easy thing to do.