Get the Most From Your Green Tea


By Dr. Mercola If you’ve ever found it curious how devoted the English, Chinese and East Indians seem to be about keeping their tea times (not tee times), you might be interested to know that it often goes far beyond simple enjoyment and R & R. It’s often just as much about the health benefits, which can relate to better health and longer life. One of the most interesting paradoxes regarding tea, especially matcha green tea, is that it can soothe, calm and relax you while simultaneously intensifying your alertness. One reason green tea is so good for you is because of its incredibly potent antioxidants. Like many fruits and berries, green tea contains high amounts of polyphenols, particularly a catechin known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This most predominant antioxidant offers 25 to 100 times more antioxidant activity than even vitamins C and E.1 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA),2 Alzheimer’s disease3 and cancer, particularly prostate cancer,4 for instance, are all diseases t
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