Can Green Tea Help Reduce Risk Flu Risk?

 Green tea has long been associated with a

number of  health benefits, but recent research

suggests that it may also play a role in helping

us to fight infections such as influenza.

In a study which was written up in the Journal of 

Nutrition, more than 2000 school pupils were

given anonymous questionnaires regarding

their tea consumption. The researchers found that

 individuals consuming between 1-5 cups of green tea

 per day had a reduced risk of  catching the flu versus

those who did not drink green tea.  No additional

 benefit appeared to be conferred on  children who drank more than  5 cups.

 

Source: Journal of Nutrition: Oct 2011; 141 (10): 1862-1870

 

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