My Favorite Tea
I’m super picky with food and drinks (I’m the type of person that eats prosciutto on a regular basis). So my standard for tea is pretty high. I love whole leaf green teas, and my favorite is Genmaicha Green Tea from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. It’s green tea with roasted rice in it (sounds strange, tastes awesome). It’s available here:
I also like Stash fusion green tea and black tea:
I highly suggest you go to the grocery store, buy 3 or 4 different types/brands and choose what you like. If you don’t like any, that’s only pocket change down the drain and you’re more wise from it!
Health Benefits from Tea - Zero Calories, Disease Fighting
Tea’s health benefits are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins. In test tubes, catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage to cells and appear to have other disease-fighting properties. Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder. Green tea drinkers appear to have lower risk for a wide range of diseases, from simple bacterial or viral infections to chronic degenerative conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, periodontal disease, and osteoporosis.
The antioxidants in green, black, and oolong teas can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and improve artery function. A Chinese study published recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed a 46%-65% reduction in hypertension risk in regular consumers of oolong or green tea, compared to non-consumers of tea.
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