Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Drink Green Tea for Relief!
It seems as if someone in my house has had a runny nose and cough since last October and we have loaded up on vitamins and "immune" enhancers (you know, the tablets that fizz when you drop them in water) with no success. My 14-year old son has gone through more boxes of tissues than I can count. New study results (from a double-blind study) were released that show Green Tea may be the answer for those suffering from cold and flu symptoms.
There were 32% fewer people with cold-flu symptoms
There was a decrease in the number of symptomatic days by 36%
There was a decrease in the need for medical treatment due to symptoms by 58%
There was an average increase in immune system gammadelta T cells by 28%, and
There was an average increase in immune system IFN-gamma secretion by 26%
Now, you need to drink at least 10 (8oz) cups of quality, green tea for these results. If you try it, let me know if it works for you! Cheers.
(Rowe CA, Journal American College Nutrition)