Green Tea instead of Java

by cassandra on January 8, 2013

Do you need to cut coffee back? Switch to this nutritional powerhouse.

Green tea is rich in health-promoting flavonoids, which are compounds contained in plants that are beneficial to health.  Green tea’s anticancer and antioxidant effects are thought to be due to its catechins, powerful antioxidants that are able to scavenge damaging free radicals.

Drinking green tea appears to lower risk for a wide range of diseases, from simple bacterial or viral infections to cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, periodontal disease, and osteoporosis.

Most studies are done using the average amount of green tea consumed in Asian countries, which is three cups per day.

If you are hooked on your coffee and think green tea is pale in comparison, take some time to try it. It does have a more mellow affect but the caffeine is still there, only without the jitteriness or irritability that some may feel.

To your best health!

Cassandra Mick, CNE.

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