Green tea is rich in potent antioxidants called “polyphenols” that protect your DNA from damage and shortening, reduce inflammation, reduce estrogen, and reduce breast tissue density. EGCG, the primary antioxidant in green tea, has been shown to limit the growth of breast cancer cells by inhibiting the cancer’s blood supply . Green tea is much more potent than regular black tea.
The recommended amount to consume is 2 to 4 cups per day . Personally, I take a concentrated green tea dietary supplement supplying about 95 milligrams of polyphenols (the amount found in about 4 cups of green tea) daily because it makes it easy to get enough. I enjoy brewed green tea as often as I can. Green tea is available in great new flavors like green tea with orange and green tea with pineapple. If you are sensitive to caffeine, decaffeinated green tea and green tea supplements are available. “Tea time” is a perfect time each day to relax, reduce stress, and calm your mind.
Of course, more research is needed to elucidate green tea’s full effects. Green tea may also boost your metabolism for weight loss  and reduce wrinkles , so there is no need to wait until more research to start enjoying green tea.
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