posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 07:36 PM
Green tea has been ultrahyped as a cure-all. On the box of green-teabags I bought some months ago this is what they claim: it stops the oxidation
process of enzymes, thus allowing the body to retain the catechins, which are anticarcinogenic substances and natural antioxidants, it strengthens the
immunological system, attacks several types of cancer, regulates the cholesterol levels in the bloodstream by stimulating the elimination of fatty
compounds (meaning it prevents cardiovascular diseases), prevents tooth decay due to its fluoride content, and slows down the aging process.
Anyhow, I found it to be so bitter that I would never buy more of the stuff. Moreover, I came across an article in the “The Wall Street Journal”
--it appeared early in 2004-- that explains that there is no proof yet for all the supposed benefits of tea in general. This is what Chung Yang,
President of the Dept. of Biochemistry at Rutgers U. (N. Jersey), has to say on the matter: “Many theories on how tea works have been put forward
[by researchers]. Many of them are based upon studies where cell cultures were used, and we still don’t know whether or not that is how things
happen in the human body.” In other words, these are “in vitro”, not “in vivo”, investigations.
Furthermore, by now it is clear that fluoride does not help avoid tooth decay. Governments everywhere continue to fluoridate drinking water, knowing
they are intoxicating people, because if they admit that this thing is toxic they will be overwhelmed by millions of lawsuits. They would rather
continue to poison all of us, and there is nothing we can do about it, except maybe ingest Goldenseal root and small amounts of vinegar and garlic,
and do light aerobic exercises, to try and eliminate it, since it accumulates in the fatty tissues and the lymphatic system. I’ve mentioned this
before, in a thread where fluoridated water is discussed.