Essential Nutrients for a Naturally Healthy Body
- Research suggests that antioxidants can be beneficial to health by helping the body protect itself from the harmful effects of "free radicals".
- Studies provide evidence that tea contains protective antioxidants that can help body protect itself against free radicals, molecules that can damage cells.
- Unsweetened, fresh tea is sodium-free, sugar-free, fat-free, virtually calorie-free and a satisfying, aromatic beverage. It's an ideal choice for a healthy lifestyle or weight-loss, especially when substituting for other sugar sweetened beverages.
- In a study comparing tea and coffee showed that tea produced more consistent levels during the day and appeared to have a more gentle reviving effect. Green tea has about half the caffeine as a comparable cup of regular brewed coffee. Together with other research conducted on caffeine and sleep, these studies suggest that tea provides the potential beneficial effects of caffeine on performance during the day without disrupting sleep at night.
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How is Green Tea Different?
Black tea undergoes a fermentation process, which oxidizes the leaves and
turns them "black". This process deactivates many of the polyphenols, and creates
a bitter taste.
Oolong tea is oxidized about half as long (semi-fermented) and
is then steamed to stop oxidation, and has bitter taste.
Green tea is not fermented
at all. It is steamed to stop oxidation before it starts, which preserves most
of the polyphenols. Green tea contains 60% more polyphenol content than black
tea, and has less bitter taste.