Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Better Brew

"Green or black tea is a great source of polyphenols,
which can help fight cancer and heart disease and boost
your metabolism. For the biggest benefit, brew your own
cup- you'd have to drink up to 20 bottled teas to get the
same amount of antioxidants (and could end up imbibing
plenty of extra sugar in the process), according to research
presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical
Society. To make a polyphenol-rich mug, use hot (but not quite
boiling) water and don't let the tea bag steep for more than
5 minutes."

-Everyday Foods Magazine January/February 2011