Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Power up with green tea...

This one's for you Aimee, since you asked about green tea in the last post.

So green tea.  We've all heard the hype surrounding it.  It burns fat & makes you invincible. Okay, no, not really.  It is incredibly good for you though for a variety of reasons. There's a great article here on WebMD
While much of the data on green tea is anecdotal, one thing that's apparent is that it's chock full of antioxidants and has zero calories.

"Taken altogether, the evidence certainly suggests that incorporating at least a few cups of green tea every day will positively affect your health," says Diane McKay, PhD, a Tufts University scientist who studies antioxidants. "It's not going to cure anything and it shouldn't be consumed as a drug, but it can complement the rest of the diet."
McCullough bears the same reminder: eat your fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, and nuts -- and go ahead, drink as much green tea as you want.
 *Excerpt from WedMD article

I hope that it's helping to speed up my metabolism and burn body fat, but if not, that's okay.  I'm still getting some excellent anti-inflamatory benefits with the addition of the antioxidants.
My absolute favorite brand of green tea...
Yummmy, hot or cold.  This is what Starbucks serves, but if you order it, ask for it unsweetened. Another thing to watch for is prepared green teas. They are often pre-sweetened.

Anybody else drink green tea?    

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