Two Types of Green Tea that Fight Off the Dreaded Flu Bug
Loose Leaf Green Tea can be associated with a myriad of Health Benefits. In fact, the habitual drinking of Loose Leaf Green Tea:
- Reduces risk for heart disease by lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) while increasing HDL (good cholesterol), thereby improving blood flow.
- Lowers triglyceride levels.
- Reduces the risk of heart disease.
- Helps keep blood sugar stable.
- Blocks DNA damage associated with toxic chemicals.
- Increases activity in the working memory area of the brain.
- Blocks formation of plaques in the brain associated with Alzheimer's desease and may slow other forms of dementia.
- Blocks the attachment of bacteria in the mouth that causes tooth decay.
One reason for this is that extensive evidence has been collected over the last twenty years about Green Tea. Now remember, not all Green Teas are created equal and the optimum health benefits are going to come from Loose Leaf Green Teas. Whole leaves keep the botanicals intact and typically come from better sources that harvest and produce them with care. Tea Bags, well, I think we all know how I feel about Tea Bags.
Now I know you are waiting for the "Two Types of Green Tea that Fight Off the Dreaded Flu Bug". Here are two that I HIGHLY recommend:
Healthy Passion: This pan fired Green Tea Blend is from China. The pan firing stops the oxidation process that causes the leaf to darken. It is believed that more of the valuable polyphenols are preserved in doing so.
Frosted Evergreen: This aromatic Full Leaf Green Tea is blended with cinnamon, which is known to help fight viruses and citrus, which packs an additional Vitamin C punch. Add this to the antioxidants already present in this Green Tea and you are on your way to feeling better in a much shorter amount of time.
Tasty Tea Tip: The most common mistake when brewing Green Tea, is to do so just as if you are brewing a Black Tea with the water coming to a full boil. There are however very few Green Teas that can tolerate water above 195 degrees (just steaming), without becoming bitter. Follow our simple brewing chart that is on the back of every pouch and tin of our Teas and brew the perfect cup every time.