The 3 Healthiest Beverages You Can Drink! Dr Michael Greger

By Brian Lemay 23 comments

When it comes to foods it’s highly likely
that greens, beans and berries are the 3 healthiest foods we can eat but what about beverages. Well, Green tea has been described by some,
as the healthiest beverage on the planet as it is loaded with antioxidants. Green tea is about 30 percent polyphenols
by weight, including large amounts of a catechin called EGCG. Catechins are antioxidants that help prevent
cell damage and reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting our cells
from damage. This is really important because Free radicals
are known to play a role in many types of diseases. EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) is one of
the most powerful compounds in green tea and has been found to have powerful effects on
various diseases. There is exciting data on green tea and cancer
prevention especially colon cancer. So now let’s hear as Dr Michael Greger reveals
the 3 healthiest beverages we can drink. The link to the original videos are in the
description below. [Dr Greger] My 3 favourite beverages are tap
water, green tea which is what matcha is, matcha is like a soup-ed up version of green
tea where you actually eat the tea leaves themselves which is powdered green tea but
I would encourage you to get Japanese matcha or anytime you eat tea leaves don’t get
them from China. Third is hibiscus tea this wonderful herbal
tea that has all sorts of wonderful benefits. It’s not one over the other it depends of
course what you’re doing, so if you’re doing it for high blood pressure hibiscus
tea would work better. In terms of how I do it just throughout my
day is I, until about 4pm I drink green tea or white tea which is all from the same plant
but I don’t want to have caffeine after about 4 o clock so then I switch over to an
herbal tea like hibiscus. Green tea does contain caffeine, a known stimulant;
however it also contains L-theanine which according to animal studies may increase the
activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It may also increase dopamine and the production
of alpha waves in the brain. It’s thought that caffeine and L-theanine
may have synergistic effects. Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee
bit what if you don’t want to consume too much caffeine is decaf green tea just as good? [Dr Greger] Someone asks do you know if decaffeinated
green tea is as healthy as regular we would like to avoid caffeine. Well decaf green tea is definitely better
than no green tea but unfortunately the decaffeination process cannot just remove caffeine and removes
compounds that have a similar molecular weight to caffeine and so you actually do lose some
of the phytonutrients so green tea would presumably be healthier than decaf green tea but if for
whatever reason you want to do decaf, like at night, drinking caffeinated green tea can
interfere with your sleep. Or for whatever reason you don’t want to
do caffeine absolutely decaf green tea is one of the healthiest possible beverages if
you don’t care about the caffeine, decaf is not as good as regular but definitely super
duper healthy!


Kamil Osięglewski

Nov 11, 2019, 2:49 pm Reply

Tap water 🤦🏻‍♂️🤭

Tia Lenay

Nov 11, 2019, 2:50 pm Reply

Did he say tap water 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

paul boon

Nov 11, 2019, 2:53 pm Reply

Who is the young lady who introduces the videos she has a nice voice

paul boon

Nov 11, 2019, 2:55 pm Reply

Tap water no way unless it's purified filters exist that remove sodium fluoride

Chaz Lon

Nov 11, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

Green tea CANNOT prevent colon cancer because cancer is multi-factorial. Do not spread such bullshit.

Abundalanced Life

Nov 11, 2019, 2:59 pm Reply


larry temp

Nov 11, 2019, 3:09 pm Reply


Helen Ndow

Nov 11, 2019, 3:35 pm Reply

No, No, No !
Tap water is not pure. Hibiscus tea causes gout for me. Green tea too much caffeine and irritates my bladder, have to pee every 5 minutes. Decaffeinating involves nasty chemicals. So???


Nov 11, 2019, 3:36 pm Reply


Mike Skylark

Nov 11, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply

Yesterday's news… 🙂

Purple Vegan Lady

Nov 11, 2019, 3:50 pm Reply

Genmaicha is my favorite Japanese green tea.


Nov 11, 2019, 3:50 pm Reply

What about all the fluoride in the tap water?
Redbush is also good makes you chilled and sleep well. Especially after hyper training or similar…coupled with the whole plant-based diet. 😇


Nov 11, 2019, 3:57 pm Reply

tap water has a lot of arsenic! this guy's a hack!


Nov 11, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

wheatgrass juice beats the others by several miles
and if u drink tap water too often (>once a week) ull want a vasectomy (1:1 correlation)

Luke Weaver

Nov 11, 2019, 4:29 pm Reply

Tap water is nasty. EWG has a new database of thousands of water supplies across the U.S. Most contain toxins.
Better to filter it yourself and reuse glass or non-toxic bottles.
The healthiest drinks typically come from veggies/wheatgrass/sprouts

Peter Edwards

Nov 11, 2019, 6:22 pm Reply

What about Rooibos or redbush tea? Does Dr Gregor have an opinion on this tea?

Louis Doufexis

Nov 11, 2019, 6:32 pm Reply

Tap water because it contains so many essential mineral that filtered water takes out. So, with regard to fluoride Etc . The way to remove is to bring tap water to a boil in a kettle. Then remove the lid immediately, the vapour / steam coming out includes all the nasties best of health.

OhNo Antonio

Nov 11, 2019, 6:41 pm Reply

Sipping on green tea as I clicked on the video 😉

OhNo Antonio

Nov 11, 2019, 6:42 pm Reply

Hibiscus is an herbal drink, not tea 🤓

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Nov 11, 2019, 1:37 am Reply

caffeine is a powerful anti-cáncer

D K777

Nov 11, 2019, 1:59 am Reply

Tap water !! Loaded with harmful fluoride! I will pass on this " doctor ? "

Gates Of Vienna

Nov 11, 2019, 2:51 am Reply

Best water is Brita water, accessible and affordable


Nov 11, 2019, 8:53 am Reply

Any input on Erva Mate ?

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