Friday, April 15, 2011

Green Tea Revisited

Every spring, I begin the iced green tea obsession. In fact, my very first blog post ever was about the health benefits of matcha green tea powder. At that time, I had a home made green tea latte every single day and I loved it. Unfortunately, the caffeine in it, although relatively mild, made sleep time more challenging for me, so I sadly discontinued my favorite treat.
Now, for the last few years I have been buying decaf green tea bags and making gallon pitchers of it for a cool and refreshing treat. I add sliced lemon or lime to my glass and fresh mint if I have it, along with truvia to sweeten it. Everyone in my house loves it except my husband, who simply never got into the flavor of the green tea although he loves regular iced tea.
And, not to bore you but...there are many health benefits to the green tea variety...

To sum up, here are just a few medical conditions in which drinking green tea is reputed to be helpful:

  • cancer prevention
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • high cholesterol levels
  • cardiovascular disease
  • infection
  • impaired immune function

Just do a google search on the subject and you can find many sites offering the scientific benefits of it!

1 comment:

  1. Love matcha - and have posted about it in the past. A friend travels to Japan and has sent me some- big fan!!!