Green Tea May Protect Women From Cancer

Not only is green tea a great source of powerful antioxidants, new research suggests it is one of your strongest allies in the fight against cancer.

According to the International Journal of Cancer, Chinese researchers – led by Dr. Ann W. Hsing – found that women who drank at least one cup per day for at least six months lowered their risk of bile stones by 27 percent, gallbladder cancer by 44 percent, and bile duct cancer by 35 percent. In her report, Dr. Hsing explained that green tea contains certain chemicals that may prevent cells from growing abnormally (which is how cancer cells form).

For best results, brew green tea yourself and avoid store-bought brands, which may contain added sugar or high fructose corn syrup. If you don’t care for the taste (which some people characterize as bitter), you can take green tea extract in supplement form.