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Green tea benifits - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I have a query about drinking the green tea
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   these days my husband and I have started having green tea
Doctor :   ok
User :   I want to know how good is drinking green tea
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will explain it to you
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is rich in antioxidants
Doctor :   it helps in fighting infection and gives good immunity
Doctor :   it also lowers cholesterol levels
Doctor :   prevents formation of blood clots , so there is reduced risk of thrombosis
Doctor :   helps in weight loss
Doctor :   over all good for the heart and body
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   did you follow this?
User :   does it have any side effects
User :   yes I did follow
Doctor :   there is only one side effect
Doctor :   that is sleep problems
Doctor :   as it contains some amount of caffeine
Doctor :   it is however less in amount than what coffee contains
User :   hmmm...what about the intake
User :   how often should we take green tea
User :   and what quantity is ideal
Doctor :   you could take it in place of regular cofee or tea
Doctor :   2 to 3 cups a day will do no harm
User :   ok
User :   will it lose its effects if taken cold or with sugar?
Doctor :   preferably take it without sugar
User :   can I substitute sugar with honey?
Doctor :   you can , but having sugar less is ideal
User :   ok
User :   what about black tea
User :   and lemon tea
User :   I see some of my colleagues have that
User :   is that good for health?
Doctor :   they are less benificial when compared to green tea
Doctor :   they do not have any health benifits
User :   should we look for any specific thing while choosing the green tea
User :   these days there are so many brands
User :   with different flavors
User :   etc
Doctor :   you can choose a reputed brand
Doctor :   it is a herbal preparation
Doctor :   so it is upto you to choose
Doctor :   any reputed brand and any flavor of your choice
Doctor :   Lipton has come up with it recently
Doctor :   you could try it
Doctor :   did i answer your questions ?
User :   should we look for any specific ingredient
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it is just green tea
User :   ok
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   nothing specific to look for
User :   ok
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me ?
User :   no..that's it...thanks a lot doctor :)
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   Bye for now
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