Saturday, April 23, 2011

Green Tea Has Good Stuff

By now, everybody knows that green tea is good for you if you ignore the caffeine thing, because it has lots of cancer-fighting antioxidants.

The thing is, I betcha people are more into convenience and instead of brewing their own tea, buy it already processed and cold in bottles. That’s okay if you buy it primarily as a good-tasting beverage that’s been sweetened.

But the thing is, freshly brewed is better for you. When you brew green tea for yourself, each cup contains from 50 to 150 milligrams of polyphenols (the good stuff). If you drink the bottled stuff, each serving has less than 10 milligrams. Consequently, you’ll need to drink five to 20 bottles to match the amount of polyphenols in freshly brewed green tea.

Me? I drink it both ways. I like the cool convenience, plus I like the warmth it can give one as well. Green tea … it’s good stuff.

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