Maximize your Cup of Green Tea


Maximize your Cup of Green Tea
Want to lose weight or boost your immune system? Drink green tea. Consuming at least 3 cups a day offers a host of benefits:

* Reduces cholesterol
* Fights heart disease
* Activates fat-burning genes
* Protects against tooth decay
* Balances blood sugar levels
* Fights various forms of cancer
* Reduces wrinkling and skin damage
* Delays deterioration from Alzheimer’s

For maximum benefits and taste, go for organic loose leaf tea, use boiling water and steep for 2 to 5 minutes. If you use a tea bag, squeeze it after steeping to release more catechins (those health-promoting antioxidants).

Extra tip: Bottled and flavored green tea have lower levels of catechins and are less potent.

Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Part of the Power Living® Empowerment Series.

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