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Healthy Lifestyle Tea
The phytonutrients found in green tea help combat free radicals and provide a wide variety of health protective benefits.
Healthy Lifestyle Tea Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup green tea
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp grated ginger

Directions:

Prepare 1 cup of green tea and add lemon juice.

Green tea is not only delicious but is renowned for its health-promoting properties. These have been linked to hits high concentration of catechin phytonutrients, which have a wide variety of protetive benefits, many related to their potent ability to fight free radicals. Adding 1 tsp lemon juice per cup of green tea not only gives it a refreshing taste but additional health benefits; it is both cleansing and energizing.

Research on the protective value of antioxidant catechins has found that less than 20% survive digestion. But by adding the lemon juice you can absorb 13 times more of the catechins due to the high concentration of vitamin C in the lemon juice. The catechins in ready-to-drink bottles of green tea have been found to be ineffecive.

If you're sensative to caffeine, you can drink decaffeinated green tea.

Nutritional Profile

Healthy Lifestyle Tea
1.00 serving
(241.88 grams)
Calories: 1

NutrientDRI/DV


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Healthy Lifestyle Tea
1.00 serving
241.88 grams
Calories: 1

NutrientAmountDRI/DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C2.34 mg344.2good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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