Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Catechins in Green Tea

teacup with azalea

It’s wonderful to drive around the neighborhood and see the beautiful azalea bushes in bloom.  It really feels like spring now.

Today I was reading about catechins (antioxidants) in green tea and how they help protect against cancer.  Did you know that when you add lemon juice to tea you absorb 80 percent of the catechins, versus 20 percent in tea without lemon. - from Publix Greenwise Market magazine.  Next time I enjoy a cup of green tea I’ll be adding a slice of lemon.

It’s nice to know that a cup of green tea has more antioxidant effects than broccoli, spinach, carrots or strawberries and protects the body against free radical damage.

What better time than Spring to enjoy the delicate flavors of green tea.

green tea with teapot and tea leaves

3 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Love your photos, and that is some very useful info! Never heard that before. Now where are my lemons ... !

Steph said...

Gorgeous photo! And gorgeous green teapot.

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful teaset. Love the green teapot and now I need some green tea with lemon.

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