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Green Tea is Healthier With Citrus

Give Your Green Tea a Boost With Citrus

In case you were feeling like your green tea wasn't already healthy enough, scientists have found a way to make the wonder juice even healthier. According to research, adding citrus juices to green tea may increase catechins — antioxidants believe to be responsible for green tea's health benefits— levels by more than five times, while vitamin C boosted absorbable levels of catechins by up to 13 times. So moral of the story? Think about squeezing a little lemon into your green tea tomorrow. Not only will it add a little extra flavor to your tea, but you'll be boosting its antioxidant power as well.


jgaffron jgaffron 9 years
Do you think this applies to tea that comes already infused with citrus, such as the lemon-green tea varieties available at the supermarket? My favorite green tea is a honey-lemon-ginsing tea by celestial seasonings. I also enjoy steeping some orange zest in my green tea.
ruizdar ruizdar 9 years
sounds yummy
emalove emalove 9 years
I will definitely do this! I LOVE green tea, but usually just drink it plain.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I usually put mint leaves in mine, but I think I might try the lemon. It sounds pretty yummy.
lady-T lady-T 9 years
my green tea has lemon already in it. its actually called green tea with really helps with the taste!
AMP AMP 9 years
ooh, I've been doing this all week b/c I just read about this in my WH... or maybe it was Fitness.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
I've been getting this great drink from Starbucks lately, it's called Green Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade without sweetener -- super yummy and good for you!
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Hmmm good morning start
ChicaCity ChicaCity 9 years
does orange work as well?
randomname12345 randomname12345 9 years
I'll have to give this a try. Sounds tasty!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
so cool...thx fit.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I always squeeze a lemon in my green tea or I mix it with a fruity flavored tea.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great tip!
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