It is well known that viruses cannot survive by themselves without a host, which for us is our bodies. Viruses stick to the mucous membranes where they find nutrition and multiply. Studies in Japan have identified a substance called Epigallocatechin (EGCG) that may prevent viruses from sticking to cell walls. Of all the catechins in Green Tea
, this one is the most powerful antioxidant.
But drinking green tea alone will not prevent illness. It is a supplement to the usual preventives such as regular hand washing, healthful eating habits, daily exercise, and getting sufficient sleep.
Enjoy green tea for the pleasure of it, too!