Continuing our series of Dr. Oz recommendations, we will look at how white tea can help prevent colon cancer. The following information is related to a post on doctoroz.com, entitled Teas to Fight Disease.
Polyphenols and Colon Cancer
White tea comes from the buds and leaves of the Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves and buds are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further tea processing. This preserves the maximum amount of antioxidants.
A certain type of antioxidant—polyphenol, is especially prevalent in white tea. According to an Oregon State University Study led by Gayle. A. Orner, PhD, these polyphenols may reduce the occurrence of intestinal tumors.
In the study, lab mice who received white tea had less than half the tumors than mice who received no treatment. The mice received the human equivalent of three mugs of white tea a day.
Another group of mice received green tea. This group was found to have a notable decrease in tumor incidence, similar to the white tea group. However, the white tea group had the least incidence of tumors.
White Tea Recommendations
White Tea Sampler: This sampler is an excellent introduction to white tea. Explore the health benefits and good flavor with these flavor and regional blends.
Acai White: Enjoy the flavor and health benefits of acai berries in this white tea blend. The Acai berry is full of omega fats, amino acids, electrolytes, antioxidants, protein and vitamins A, B1 and E, as well as powerful antioxidants. Paired with white tea, this is a great option for overall health.
King of Silver Needles: This is a high quality white tea, hand plucked. Only the finest leaves are selected with a silvery peach down. The flavor is very smooth and delicate.
Peach White: Essence of fresh picked peaches infuses the senses in this blend of organic white peony and aromatic osmanthus blossoms.
Monkey Picked White: The finest white tea buds collected from the highest mountain & tree tops in China. Enjoy refreshing notes of honeysuckle, chestnut & sage.
Carcinogenesis, February 2003. News release, Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.
Teas To Fight Disease, from Dr. Oz http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/teas-fight-disease