Friday, August 19, 2011

Green Tea Fends Off Flu

It looks like drinking a few cups of green tea each day may prevent the flu.

Study:
Green Tea Consumption Is Inversely Associated With The Incidence Of Influenza Infection Among Schoolchildren In A Tea Plantation Area Of Japan, The Journal of Nutrition, October 2011

Tea does contain some antiviral chemicals, polyphenols like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), so it's credible.
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The photo I took is of a green tea called sencha. A green tea called Gyokuro is one of my favorites!

1 comment:

Dr. Mel said...

It's got kind of a funky taste, at least imho. Still, to avoid flu is good!