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Old 10-06-2004, 10:55 PM   #1
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I hear and read a lot about the great benefits of green tea. Does it matter if it's caffeinated or decaffeinated? Thanks.

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Old 10-08-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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Re: Green Tea

You're better off buying it from an Asian/Chinese grocery store. I've never heard of caf or de-caf green tea, but we only buy ours from the local Chinese grocer. We do have different types such as short leaved or long leaved. We prefer the long leave, because it has a better flavor. We just don't trust the ones in the American grocery stores, especially the brand name ones. The Japanese green tea is the best tasting, but it is also the hardest to get.

Old 10-08-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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Re: Green Tea

both Cafinated and decaf will have the anti-oxidants that make it so powerful and beneficial, however, if you're looking for the metabolic boost that it offers you should go with cafinated, as it would take twice the amount of the decaf to get this effect (and you need to drink between 4 and 7 cups a day to get the boost from the cafinated variety).

A note of caution: If you are worried about fluoride levels, or if you are on medication for thyroid disease then you should not drink green tea, or ANY tea.
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Old 10-08-2004, 02:52 PM   #4
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it's definately cheaper at the oriental supermarkets than anywhere else. how many cups of green tea should one drink daily? I always hear of people having it more than once.

Old 10-11-2004, 07:36 AM   #5
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i have a question.ive been noticing bruises on my legs for the past couple of weeks and i don't know where they come from and i have been drinking green tea every morning for a few months now, but ive heard that it can cause brusing??? is this true?? im really worried

Old 10-11-2004, 08:16 AM   #6
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Gopher, i have thyroid problems (was graves disease, but now hypo) and my dieticain never told me not to drink green tea. What is it about flouride that's bad for the thyroid? Just wondering.

Old 10-12-2004, 06:25 PM   #7
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Re: Green Tea

Originally Posted by jtu91952
Gopher, i have thyroid problems (was graves disease, but now hypo) and my dieticain never told me not to drink green tea. What is it about flouride that's bad for the thyroid? Just wondering.
Same here. I take symthroid every day for a low thyriod? Why am I not to be drinking green tea? I drink 5-7 cups a day of Decaf.

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