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Here's Why You Should Drink Matcha Green Tea

Filed under: Exclusives!FoodMargaux J. RathbunNutrition

Margaux J. Rathbun openly admits to being a tea-aholic, but for good reason — it's good for her!

One her favorites is Matcha tea, which is referred to as "green tea on steroids."

What does that mean? To give you an idea, it's got 70 times the amount of antioxidants found in orange juice, 9 times the amount of beta-carotene found in spinach, plus lots of antiviral and antibacterial properties to keep you healthy during cold and flu season.

That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the healthy benefits this tea has to offer!

Check out the video above to learn why U should be drinking it, plus an easy recipe for a Matcha tea smoothie!

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Fran Drescher Shares The Disturbing Dangers Of Antibacterial Soap

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FitPerez reader Lauren has been using antibacterial soap her whole life, but heard it may not be as healthy as it sounds. For advice she wrote cancer survivor Fran Drescher, asking:

Hi Fran,

I’ve always made sure to buy antibacterial soap for my home to keep my family healthy but now I’m hearing antibacterial soaps can do more harm than good? What’s the deal with antibacterial soap?

According to Fran:

Hi Lauren,

Most antibacterial soaps contain an ingredient called Triclosan, which has been linked to cancer, thyroid disruption, skin irritation, liver and inhalation toxicity and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”. Pretty scary stuff when you think about it. Triclosan can also be listed in the ingredients as Irgasan, Triclocarban, Biofresh, Ster-zac, Microban and Cloxifenolum. Check your products and see if it contains this chemical and to play it safe, just use plain ol’ soap and water.

For more answers to any health questions on your mind, tweet @frandrescher #askfranforfitperez and help fight cancer by checking out her website www.cancerschmancer.org!

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