Thursday, May 19, 2005

Great tea tops list of "healing foods"

This online article discusses a "healing food pyramid" at which green tea appears at the topmost level.

In other words, green tea is both "passively" healthy (that is, it contains no harmful compounds) and "actively" healthy—its polyphenols and other compounds "help the body's immune system recognize cells that may be going astray. So they may be one of the first lines of defense for cancer protection."

This healing food pyramid was created by researchers at the University of Michigan Department of Integrative Medicine and is available here, at the university's website.

—Mellow Monk

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