Friday, January 28, 2011

White Tea Boosts Immunity

Boost your immunity with white tea.
Research suggests it fights germs better than green tea. Aim for five cups of tea daily.

Trying to stay healthy this winter? In addition to washing your hands regularly and getting your flu shot, drinking white tea could help you ward off infections. Research shows that sipping several cups of tea a day can help stimulate the immune system. People who don’t like green or black tea might enjoy the milder-tasting white tea, which is derived from the bud, rather than the leaves.

White tea beats green tea in fighting germs and boosting the immune system, according to research presented at the American Society for Microbiology. It also contains higher levels of the antioxidant known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which may lower the risk of intestinal cancers.

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