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    1. Cut Your Cancer Risk: Several polyphenols — the potent antioxidants green tea's famous for — seem to help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and then squelching the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive.
    2. Soothe Your Skin: Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it.
    3. Protect Your Skin: In the lab, green tea applied directly to the skin (or consumed) helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.
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    Steady Your Blood Pressure: People who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than nondrinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.
    Protect Your Memory or Your Mom's: Aging adults who drink at least two cups a day are half as likely to develop cognitive problems as those who drink less. Why? It appears that the tea's big dose of antioxidants fights the free-radical damage to brain nerves seen in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
    Stay Young: About 10 ounces a day, deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.
    Lose Weight: Turns out that green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process.

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    i should start drinking more of this, we have some and i always forget to make it

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    I drink at least one mug a day either at night or in the morning. Usually I drink about 2-3 cups a day though. I love it. Cold, hot, room temp, I can't get enough.

    Plus I always drink it when I have a headache instead of taking Tylenol or something. For some reason it helps better.

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    We drink nothing else these days. Several mugs per day. I like it with jasmine.
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    Protect Your Skin: In the lab, green tea applied directly to the skin (or consumed) helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.
    I might make my own home-made toner with green tea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moomies View Post

    I might make my own home-made toner with green tea!
    It's really good on red-blotchy skin, evens out the tone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie Normos View Post
    It's really good on red-blotchy skin, evens out the tone.
    Cool!

    Another beverage I hear is good for your skin (topically) is Sake...but obviously you dilute it.

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    A cancer research friend of mine says they are getting some really good results with green tea and prostate cancer patients. They are trying to identify exactly what the 'magic' ingredient is but they are getting close and he's really excited about how it may help other cancers too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moomies View Post
    Cool!

    Another beverage I hear is good for your skin (topically) is Sake...but obviously you dilute it.
    HA! no thanks, the only organ I like to absorb sake thru is my liver.
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