Breast Cancer and Green Tea

Breast Cancer Awareness Month—Wear Pink and Drink Green!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign that raises the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness, education and research.

There are many ways you can get involved and support others— Take time to talk with your family and friends, start a web campaign for a loved one or volunteer at a local Breast Cancer walk, and dress the part— WEAR PINK! While you’re at it take the time to research ways to help prevent Breast and other cancers. Exercise, eat right, sleep well, Drink GREEN TEA, and stay stress free.

Camellia sinensis (TEA) contains green tea polyphenols, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate).

According to www.breastcancer.org research shows that in laboratory and animal studies, EGCG has been shown to limit the growth of breast cancer cells and other types of cancer cells. One study of Asian-American women found that those who drank more green tea were less likely to develop breast cancer. But much more research is needed on how green tea consumption may influence breast cancer risk.

EGCG, the primary polyphenol in green tea, may reduce the risk of breast and other cancers. Steeping Green Tea in boiled water releases the EGCG’s. These compounds serve as natural antioxidants that may prevent cell damage that can lead to cancer.
About 3 to 4 cups per day is recommended. Green tea has up to 25 milligrams of caffeine per cup -- less than black tea and coffee. But if you're sensitive to caffeine, it can make you jittery and nauseated.

The Tea Can Company has several Green Teas including:

• Moroccan Mint Green Tea
• Apricot and Peach Green Tea
• Asian Cherry Green Tea
• Sencha Green Tea
• Lemon Lavender Green Tea
• Jasmine Vine Green Tea
• Matcha Green Tea (Cerimonial)
www.theteacancompany.com/our_tea

Go to www.theteacancompany.com/store/fundraisers/breast-cancer to view lots of great gift ideas for yourself or a loved one.
Mention this blog with your next order and we will give you a free sample of “Cherry Blossom Green Tea” to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.