You may recall a posting I wrote a few months back about tea’s ability to help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. While very insightful, the study’s focus was a little too narrow – it only studied black and green teas, not even mentioning any of the other super-healthy herbal teas out there.
However, a new paper from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research picks up some of the slack: the results indicated that drinking more than four cups a day of black, green or herbal tea may reduce ovarian cancer risk by almost 30%.
While it doesn’t go into the specifics of which herbal infusion (after all, virtually anything that can be infused into hot water could be called an herbal tea), there are many healthy options to choose from, including vitamin-C rich Lemongrass, calming Chamomile, energizing Yerba Mate and antioxidant-packed Rooibos.
There were approximately 21,550 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2009, according to the National Cancer Institute, and 14,600 women died of the disease last year. It is a serious condition that women should try to prevent in any way possible.
So what are you waiting for? Drink some tea already!