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do you know what green tea is good for?

because i always drink the green tea to go that i just add to my water but i dont seem to see or feel any difference. i've been drinking it for more than a year already.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:19 AM on Oct. 22, 2008 in Health

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  • that green tea to go has sugars added and crap that will knock out the good green tea. its not good for you. you need to be drinking the natural green tea, and if you want sugar in it, you should add natural sugar or organic sugar. try to make it as pure as possible, or it will do nothing.
    MichelleWMama2B

    Answer by MichelleWMama2B at 4:28 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • michellewmam2B ......the one I buy doesnt have any sugar or calories, but it still doesnt do nothing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:37 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • What brand do you buy??
    MichelleWMama2B

    Answer by MichelleWMama2B at 4:40 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • I buy Lipton and Arizona.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:48 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • if its lipton, thats not good for you at all, as it does have 0 calories it has many ingredients that are not good for you. Heres the ingredients....
    INSTANT GREEN TEA, CITRIC ACID (PROVIDES TARTNESS), CORN SYRUP SOLIDS*, SUCRALOSE (SPLENDA BRAND), NATURAL FLAVOR, MALTODEXTRIN, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM (SWEETENER), SILICON DIOXIDE (PREVENTS CAKING), YELLOW 6, SOY LECITHIN. * ADDS A DIETARILY INSIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SUGAR.

    Try something that is Pure Organic, it is just plain green tea, none of the above is added to it.
    MichelleWMama2B

    Answer by MichelleWMama2B at 4:53 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • and arizona iced tea, does not have good ingredients either.

    i drink herbal tea allllll the time, its amazingly good! and when i started doing it, after a while, i noticed i had more energy, i dont get sick as often as i used to etc.

    but i only drink the organic kinds or the natural and pure green teas,

    when the ingredients are paragraphs long, or you cant even pronounce the words lol those arent good for you. The shorter and easier to read the ingredients, the better the product is most likely for you.
    MichelleWMama2B

    Answer by MichelleWMama2B at 4:56 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • to get the real benefits of green tea you need to have real green tea, or the extracts. you can actually get naturally decaffeinated green tea capsules that have as many catechins in one capsules as drinking 20 cups of actual green tea, except it's decaf. Catechins are what you want because they are the antioxidants which can speed up metabolism, give you energy, reverse aging, clear out free radicals, etc. All the drink companies have done is jump on the bandwagon of something healthy and add crap to it. If you want more info, pm me
    KnoxvilleDoula

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 5:14 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • knoxvilledoula....sorry but I cant drink capsules, or any type of pill, I only drink liquids or chewables.
    michellewmama2b....does the herbal tea u drink come in drink to go packets? because usually when its herbal its a major hassle having to boil the bags.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:19 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • there are to go things you can use that they make, i see them at health stores, or if you have a Whole Foods in your area they have them.

    you can also just stick them in a pitcher and put some water and ice, thats what i do... and i just let it sit and then pour some, i make a bunch of pitchers at once lol
    MichelleWMama2B

    Answer by MichelleWMama2B at 5:37 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • i agree with michellewmama2b... make it ahead and take it with you!!
    KnoxvilleDoula

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 6:03 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

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