Sunday, June 15, 2014

Recommended Power Foods - Part 13 - Green Tea


Recommended Power Foods - Part 13 - Green Tea
(Information from The Power of Food - Bonnie Raffel R. D., Author)


Green tea is the least processed form of tea and provides the most antioxidant polyphenols, which are responsible for the tea's health benefits.  The polyhenols in green tea act as potent antioxidants that stimulate the immune system and slow down disease promoting compounds.  This tea is not fermented which explains the herb tasting flavor.  If your tea tastes bitter, sweeten with honey and do not add milk.  the milk binds with the polyphenols and stops their immunity benefits.  To brew tea, use spring or filtered water for the best flavor.  Distilled water will make the tea taste bitter.  Note:  Different types of tea may require different methods of preparation.  Refer to its package.
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