Why to try: You may be in the know on green tea’s heart-disease-fighting properties, but those same antioxidants may also protect women against breast cancer. Early studies have suggested that green tea consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, better prognosis for breast cancer patients and lower recurrence and metastasis rates.
How to try: Whip up a comforting bowl of Ochazuke, a traditional Japanese dish of rice covered in green tea and served in a similar fashion to the way we prepare cereal with milk. Cover 1/2 cup cooked brown rice and a handful of spinach with 1 cup steeped green tea. Garnish with a pinch of sesame seeds, sliced scallions, crumbled rice crackers and shredded nori.