The Wonders of Green Tea for Cancer Prevention

The Wonders of Green Tea for Cancer Prevention

Green tea has great anti-cancer effects due to its high content of catechins.    In fact, many studies have shown that regular consumption of green tea decreases the risk of certain types of cancer, particularly bladder and prostate cancer.


EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is the most important catechin in green it, and gets its anti-cancer properties by blocking the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) into the area surrounding the tumour to obtain more oxygen and essential nutrients to further its growth and spread.  Angiogenesis is  essential for the development of all cancers, which means that inhibition of this process puts the tumour formation on hold and doesn’t further harm the normal functioning of the surrounding tissues.

Is Japanese Green Tea Better?

A little known fact is that Japanese green tea is richer in catechins versus Chinese teas.  So, brewing loose-leaf Japanese green tea for 8-10 minutes and drinking this several times a day is a great starting point to preventing cancer!


If you’d like to sit down with me to discuss how NDs can help support you during your cancer journey, CONTACT ME HERE to set up a complimentary 15 min discovery call/meeting and we can get started.

What’s a discovery call/meeting?  It’s where we get to know each other better to ensure that I’m the right practitioner for you and that you have the opportunity to ask your questions about Naturopathic Medicine before we move forward with an initial Naturopathic consultation.


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  • Béliveau R & Gingras D.  2006.  Cooking with Foods that Fight Cancer.  McClelland & Stewart: Toronto, ON.




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