Food Sources Of Anti-Oxidants – Green Tea and Rooibos, The
Best Antioxidant Teas
The FDA seems to have its own agenda, and this time that agenda involves green tea.
There are countless studies
showing that green tea is effective in preventing prostate cancer, yet the FDA has taken two small studies to suggest
that this is not true and that green tea is “highly unlikely to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.”
This statement goes against studies done in countries such as, Japan, China, South Africa, the U.S
and the U.K.
Despite their attempts to discredit these findings with their own studies, they in fact help to prove the
case further. The first study they cite has findings that show three cups of green tea a day reduced prostate
cancer risk by 73%. This is a very high figure and tends to support the idea that green tea helps prevent
prostate cancer rather than go against it.
The second study they cite does not have much statistical significance, but suggests that two to ten cups
a day of green tea reduced cancer risk by 33%.
Despite these positive studies that the FDA comments were carried out under the strictest conditions, they still
have published the following quote on their web site:
“One weak and limited study does not show that drinking green tea reduces the risk of prostate cancer,
but another weak and limited study suggests that drinking green tea may reduce this risk. Based on these
studies, FDA concludes that it is highly unlikely that green tea reduces the risk of prostate cancer.”
Even if they want to ignore the hundreds of other positive studies, their own chosen studies are pretty clear.
The statement seems to be without merit, and goes against the idea that food high in antioxidants can have
real benefits, such as boosting your overall health.
This statement seems even more ridiculous when you look at the evidence regarding rooibos tea, which Good
Health Supplements believes to be ‘The Best Antioxidant Tea’.
There are lots of studies showing the benefits of rooibos tea in regards to preventing cancer, although these
studies are not widely heard of because the teas is not as popular as green tea. Many of these studies were
done as comparisons with green and black tea, with rooibos tea often having better results.
The results for rooibos tea are so good because it contains a number of extremely powerful antioxidants in
large quantities. Rooibos tea has other benefits, like the fact it contains no caffeine or acid. However,
the biggest reason why rooibos tea is so good, especially the green variety, is that it is the only plant
to contain Aspalathax. Studies of Aspalathax show it to be a very powerful antioxidant. Also studies have shown that antioxidants support the body to make it less susceptible to diseases such as cancer
and other major diseases. It boosts your immune system, meaning you can fight many viral
and bacterial diseases from taking a strong hold in your system.
This is known to be true because the antioxidant definition is that it helps your body fight these diseases.
Therefore, something with such a high level of antioxidant must contain these properties as most food high
in antioxidants does.
However, the FDA still wants to make a statement against these facts, probably because they are so pro-active
regarding drugs that they do not want to promote any alternative measures to prevent disease.
Along with the rooibos tea studies, there are many other green tea studies that the FDA has ignored. Scientists
from major cancer research organisations have all found that green tea helps prevent cancer. In 2004, the
American Association for Cancer Research found that “Green Tea Polyphenols Thwart Prostate Cancer Development
at Multiple Levels”. In the years surrounding that other studies have been conducted, with an Australian
study in 2003 finding that drinking green tea reduces the risk of prostate cancer by two-thirds, and a 2005
study in America also indicated positive results.
Links to these studies and more can be found at: http://www.aacr.org/Default.aspx?p=1963&d=274 http://www.aicr.org/press/pressrelease.lasso?index=2057
Cancer is a disease that is developed, and we cannot ‘catch’ it. That means it can be prevented with exercise,
healthy eating, and in particular with food high in antioxidants.
Although the fight to cure cancer must go on, we should pay more attention to preventing the disease as well.
Although the FDA’s policies are not geared towards preventing disease, it is an easier and cheaper road to
Over 100 Billion Dollars has been spent by the U.S government to try and find a cure for cancer, yet none
of these attempts have truly worked, and in fact cancer rates have increased.
Perhaps it is time that money is spent on preventing cancer and so reducing the number of people who need
to be cured. If you want to be pro-active in fighting cancer, then drink rooibos tea or take green rooibos
plant tablets each day. These capsules may not be as relaxing as having a cup of tea, but each capsule has
the antioxidant equivalent of 46 cups of tea.
If you want to help prevent cancer, then use the power of antioxidants to help you.
Global Health Supplements has an excellent program that includes the use of Rooibos tea. Ira,
the founder of GHS was in his 80’s when he was diagnosed with heart disease. He completely turned his disease
around and took control of his life. Ira discovered an incredible nutritional program that delivers because
it gives your body the nutrients it needs to become…The Great Self Healer!”
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