Green tea Confusion
Television ads and popular magazines tout the wonders of the antioxidants in green tea as being almost a miracle drug and some studies have found tea consumption linked to a decreased risk of cancers, including bladder, ovarian, stomach and colorectal cancers. However, the Advertising Standards Authority recently asked tea-maker, Tetley, to withdraw their overly exuberant advertisements for green tea, which implied that green tea had genuine health benefits, due to its antioxidants. Lipton tea was also cautioned about making unsubstantiated nutritional claims about their green tea-flavored beverages. Scientific studies have calmed down the green tea-antioxidant hoopla.