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Catechins Are Key to Good Health

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  • A new study examining EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) in green tea determined it may counteract some of the ill effects of eating a high in unhealthy fats and high-fructose diet, commonly known as the “Western diet”
  • Antioxidant catechin compounds can help prevent heart disease and oxidative stress, improve skin, promote exercise recovery and help prevent high blood sugar, among other benefits
  • A toothpaste formula made from green tea could also help prevent cavities and ease pain for people with sensitive teeth

By Dr. Mercola

If not for the fact it's been scientifically proven, you might say the health advantages of green tea are legendary. You may have heard the proverb "History became legend, and legend became myth." This is certainly something that could be said about green tea, as unfortunately it's shifted far into the background for most Americans, undoubtedly because it pales in comparison in popularity to the bold brew known as coffee and the derivatives thereof.


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