Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function

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NutritionFacts .org
20 Feb 2020

Unlike most antiviral drugs, green tea appears to work by boosting the immune system to combat diseases such as genital warts (caused by HPV) and the flu (caused by the influenza virus).

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For more on what green tea can (and cannot) do, check out videos such as:

• Tea and Artery Function (
• Preventing Prostate Cancer with Green Tea (
• Treating Prostate Cancer with Green Tea (
• Can Green Tea Help Prevent Cancer? (
• Can Green Tea Help Treat Cancer? (

How else can we improve our immune function? See for example:

• Using the Produce Aisle to Boost Immune Function (
• Preserving Athlete Immunity with Chlorella (
• Preserving Immune Function in Athletes With Nutritional Yeast (
• Kiwifruit for the Common Cold (

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