#6 – Tea
Active Ingredient: Catechins
China and Japan are world leaders in tea consumption, so it is only logic that medical studies have been conducted there. The results have shown that tea-drinking Chinese people have a lower risk of developing pancreatic and rectal cancer, as compared to non-drinkers, as well as reduced risk of getting breast, colon, prostate, ovarian and lung cancer. The studies conducted in Japan show that tea consumption led to a decrease in stomach cancer among women.
The reason is the active ingredient found in tea: catechins. These compounds have the ability to stop cancer cell growth and inhibit cellular mutations that lead to cancer cell formation.
There are different varieties of tea: white, black, green and oolong. Try them all and if you dare to change your daily routine from coffee to tea, you will definitely see the long-term benefits.