Green Tea

Nutrition Tip of the Week-Green Tea

We all love a cuppa, and Green Tea has become a popular choice due to claims that it can help prevent cancer and heart disease. Green tea contains polyphenol catechins, a type of antioxidant, which may help protect our body from free radical damage. Did you know that tea actually ranks as high as, or in some cases higher than many fruits and vegetables in the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC score), which measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods? The taste has also evolved with Green Tea / fruit infusions.

Why not try a pineapple, raspberry or mango Green Tea infusion for a delicious pick me up?

Amy Casey-Fitness professional@Sittingbourne

Some further thoughts from Bexley about green tea, and it’s amazing health benefits.
For thousands of years people in China have been using green tea as a medicine, as it is reputed to be helpful with: Headaches, depression, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease, infections and impaired immune function. Green tea contains a powerful antoxidant (EGCG) that besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, can kill cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It is also known to be effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots.
Not only this but green tea can also help dieters, as it causes you to burn more calories then normal caffeine and can even help tooth decay!

So next time you do your weekly shop why not try some green tea, to contribute to a healthy lifestyle!

Emma Driskel-fitness professional @Bexley

02/09/2010