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Green Tea Protects DNA From Damage

Drinking green tea every day for a month could protect you against damage at a genetic level. The benefits are linked to the beverage’s antioxidant content.

Combined results from two studies indicated a 20 percent reduction in levels of DNA damage. The research adds to an already large body of science supporting the potential benefits of green tea and the polyphenolic compounds it contains.

According to NutraIngredients:

“Green tea contains between 30 and 40 per cent of water-extractable polyphenols, while black tea (green tea that has been oxidized by fermentation) contains between 3 and 10 percent. The four primary polyphenols found in fresh tealeaves are epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epicatechin.”

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