What green tea do you drink for antioxidants?

Answered on January 08, 2014
Created January 06, 2014 at 6:44 PM

I just finished a can of Matcha powder from whole foods that was $40 (yes it was pricey upfront.. but at 1/2 or 1 teaspoon a day, it took me three months to finish). I read Matcha has the most antioxidants, and I'm kind of skeptical of a lot of the commercial brands that come in packets. any suggestions would be appreciated!

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on January 08, 2014
at 07:09 AM

Green Tea Antioxidants

The antioxidant powerhouse slashes your risk for developing cardiovascular disease and some cancers, but, green tea consumption can also rev your metabolism and keep your skin looking awesome. Green tea has 8 to 10 times the polyphenol levels found in fruits and vegetables, so it’s definitely worth drinking. My suggestion is Lipton Green Tea



on January 06, 2014
at 08:01 PM

In the whole of Balkan, Turkey and Italy they always considered the mountain herbal tea from the Sideritis family one of the most healthful things one could have. I'm actually pretty surprised that the Paleo community hasn't tapped on to the specific herbal tea family, because research is abundant about it, and in my opinion, it shows higher protective results than that of green tea. For one, except the fact that it doesn't have caffeine in it (for some of us, caffeine sends us to the toilet), but most importantly, it doesn't accumulate fluoride. All modern caffeinated teas these days have more and more fluoride in them, as the environment becomes dirtier by the minute by the industry. Especially true for tea that comes from China. Sideritis tea has no fluoride in it. Here's the research, way too much of it to give specific links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=sideritis

I personally buy Greek Mountain Tea from my local Mediterranean store, but Amazon also carries it. Since it's a tissane-type tea (it's not minced as in industrial teas, but it's the whole, unprocessed tea plant that you buy) it has a more specific way to prepare it. I put up a tutorial with pictures here:http://eugenia.queru.com/2007/04/21/greek-mountain-tea/



on January 06, 2014
at 07:49 PM

I drink tea I like the flavor of.

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