Do you like hot beverages?
Green tea and especially a constituent of green tea, called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has shown to inhibit cancer growth (Zhang XD, et al. 2008, Ahn WS. et al. 2003). You may have heard that the human papilloma virus has been associated with cervical cancer. Data suggests a possible gene regulatory role of EGCG and the research supports the inhibitory effect of EGCG on cervical cancer cell growth. It has also shown an anti-tumor effect(which slows the growth of tumors).
Not only cervical cancer inhibition has been documented, but a higher consumption of green tea has been associated with a reduced risk of adult leukemia.
So if you enjoy hot beverages, green tea is a great choice. Not only is green tea good hot, but if preferred, it can also be served cold.
Zhang XD, et al. A case-control study on green tea consumption and the risk of adult leukemia. Zhonhua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Mar;29(3):290-3.
Ahn WS, et al. A major constituent of green tea, EGCG, inhibits the growth of a human cervical cancer cell line, CaSki cells, through apoptosis, G(1) arrest, and regulation of gene expression. DNA Cell Biol. 2003 Mar;22(3):217-24.