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Green Tea?

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English: The appearance of green tea at three ...

English: The appearance of green tea at three different stages (from left to right): the infused leaves, the dry leaves, and the liquor. This particular green tea is Xu Fu Long Ya, a fine Chinese green tea from Sichuan. This is a representational visual reference of a large percentage of fine Chinese green tea, though there are varieties that can be different. The infusion colour is a result of a 1.5 minute duration, at 1 g of leaves to 100 ml of water at 70°C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There have been many health claims made for drinking green tea.  This article is an excellent comprehensive review of its proposed health claims  along with the research behind them.   Enjoy it – as far as I know, there are few contraindications and it’s delicious.  Sometimes it takes a little while to get used to, but it’s well worth a try.  Green tea is an important source for compounds called polyphenols – click here for a previous post on these healthy food components.

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