Put down your sugar-laden soda and pour yourself some tea. And make it green. Green tea is packed full of healthy antioxidants, similar to those found in blueberries, grapes and pomegranates, and it's those antioxidants that help keep us healthy.
Iced or hot, green tea may help reduce your risk of all sorts of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who drink about 3 cups of green tea daily had a 46 to 65 percent decrease in their risk of developing hypertension [source: Harvard Women's Health Watch]. And while additional real-world studies need to be conducted, drinking two cups of green tea every day shows promise in reducing the risk of developing certain cancers, including prostate, colorectal and lung cancers, among others.