Drink Tea; Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

09-16-2014 10:19 AM

I’m loving tea these days. I've almost stopped drinking soda altogether except for an occasional Dr. Pepper fix. Tea is just more refreshing to me. And even if I add some sweetener (coconut sugar is my latest favorite), it’s still much less sugar than a soda or commercially sweetened beverage.

So I was thrilled to see the latest study that linked drinking tea to cutting your risk of ovarian cancer. Perfect timing too since we’re in the midst of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study last month that found higher intakes of black tea may be associated with lowering your risk of ovarian cancer by about 20 percent.

So find your favorite version of black tea, and drink up!

I love finding flavored teas and then pouring them over frozen fruit.

My personal favorite is pineapple tea with frozen pineapple chunks. You could do the same with any fruity tea – mango, peach or strawberry. Or mix them for a fun blend.

If you don’t like tea, no problem. The study also found onions, apples and citrus fruit can help lower your risk too.

For more information, see the full study:

If you have a favorite tea, I’d love to hear about it. Please comment!

Stacy Graves is Contributing Editor of The Mary Kay Foundation Blog. She fell in love with iced tea as a little girl. Her grandmother made the best sweet tea she’s ever tasted.

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