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A 27-year-old male asked:

Is green tea one of the healthiest drinks ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Yes!: Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Among the proven benefits: prevents cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, prevents many different cancers, protects the liver. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm .See my comment:.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Provided original answer
Nothing is safe for everyone. While generally quite safe, green tea has caffeine and excess caffeine can cause insomnia, palpitations etc. (but you can always get decaf). It may interact with certain medicines like theophylilne. And those with certain autoimmune diseases may have their conditions aggravated by green tea- see http://www.precisionnutrition.com/rr-green-tea-hazards
Feb 2, 2013
Last updated Feb 1, 2014


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