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Can Drinking Tea Help Fight Cancer, Parkinson’s, And Diabetes?

"It probably doesn't live up to the hype of being a miracle cure, but it is beneficial, especially if you drink it simply, without adding sugar, cream or milk, which adds lots of calories," says Kathleen Zelman, director of nutrition at WebMD and a registered dietitian in Atlanta.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

There are more than 8,000 known polyphenols, but not all are equal. Green tea is OK, but you need about 1,500 mg per day. However even at those levels, the benefit of green tea extracts are weak compared to other polyphenol extracts. It’s not the amount, but the ability of the polyphenol to either enter the blood (maqui polyphenols are best) or be metabolized by the microbes in the gut to new molecules that can enter into the blood to exert their benefits.

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