SOURCE: Bigelow Tea Company

March 11, 2008 17:24 ET

Get Radical With Green Tea

Bigelow Tea Spotlights the Health Benefits of Green Tea This March in Celebration of National Nutrition Month

FAIRFIELD, CT--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - This March, integrate a new component into your day: a cup of Bigelow® Green Tea ( As the designated month for celebrating nutrition and the annual host of St. Patrick's Day, March is the perfect time to reap the health benefits of this 5,000-year-old green beverage.

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona, green tea increases the production of enzymes that are crucial in helping the body defend itself against toxic and cancer-causing compounds; this, in turn, helps to reduce the free radical damage that is often correlated with certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases. In addition, a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, provides substantiation that postmenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer who keep their diets rich in flavonoids, a type of antioxidant found in green tea, may be less at risk for mortality.

So, this month, indulge your senses healthily with a bit of green tea. Visit Bigelow Tea's website for an array of Green Tea varieties. Choose from all natural flavors including mint, chai, pomegranate, mango, lemon, peach, jasmine and blueberry. Or, go for the original 100% certified organic Bigelow® Green Tea. Simply linger over a cup and you will see why Bigelow teas are like no other.

To shop for the specialty tea of your choice, check out Bigelow Tea's website. While visiting, be sure to browse the tea facts, videos and recipes on Bigelow Tea's blog.

About Bigelow Tea Company

Bigelow Tea was founded by Ruth Campbell Bigelow over 60 years ago in 1945. The company continues to be 100% family owned and managed by the Bigelow family with a special blend of pride and enthusiasm. Today the company is one of the nation's leading producers of specialty teas, which includes more than 80 varieties of flavored, traditional, green, organic green, herbal, decaffeinated, and iced teas. One of Bigelow Tea's best-known products is America's number one specialty tea flavor -- Constant Comment® -- flavored with a delicious blend of oranges and spice. It is available in black tea, green tea and decaffeinated versions.

Bigelow Tea products are available nationwide and every variety can be found on the company website ( Tea lovers will also enjoy the company's blog (

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