My lifestyle was killing me and I knew I had to do something about it. I have learned that the best way to develop a healthy lifestyle is to discover the source of problem and then put a plan into action that will develop good health.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Healthier Lifestyle Green Tea

The phytonutrients found in green tea help combat free radicals and provide a wide variety of health protective benefits.

Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes

green tea
1 tsp lemon juice

Healthy Cooking Tips:

Green tea is not only delicious but is renowned for its health-promoting properties. These have been linked to hits high concentration of catechin phytonutrients, which have a wide variety of protetive benefits, many related to their potent ability to fight free radicals. Adding 1 tsp lemon juice per cup of green tea not only gives it a refreshing taste but additional health benefits; it is both cleansing and energizing.

Research on the protective value of antioxidant catechins has found that less than 20% survive digestion. But by adding the lemon juice you can absorb 13 times more of the catechins due to the high concentration of vitamin C in the lemon juice. The catechins in ready-to-drink bottles of green tea have been found to be ineffective.

If you're senaitive to caffeine, you can drink decaffeinated green tea.