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Green Tea Against the 3 Big Killers

Who would have thought that a simple little cup of green tea could be so powerful?

Once again we will discover that the amazing anti-oxidant in green tea known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) packs a wallop against the 3 big killers: cancer, heart disease and diabetes.


Protects against Cancer

Green tea battles cancer in some remarkable ways and most of these anti-cancer effects occur because of EGCG.


First of all green tea’s phytonutrients stimulate the production of more detoxification enzymes in our bodies and increase the activity of those enzymes according to research performed at the National Cancer Institute. … Read the rest

Sugary Drinks Increase Risk of Developing Diabetes

Amazingly two researchers discovered that for each additional 12-oz serving of sugar-sweetened beverage per day the risk of developing diabetes increased 25%.

Researchers Malik and Hu collected 11 large studies of people who had diabetes or metabolic syndrome. They then analyzed the results based on whether these folks reported drinking no sugar-sweetened drinks or drinking more than one or two per day.

How many people do you see swigging on 32 ounce sodas every day? No wonder diabetes is so rampant!

That makes drinking sugar-sweetened beverages equivalent to smoking which increases the risk of developing diabetes 30-40%.

Here’s the perspective … Read the rest