Embrace the wisdom of the ancient Chinese philosophers and fight cancer and heart disease with a sip or a spoonful of green tea.
Superfood: Green TeaAccording to an ancient Chinese proverb, it's "better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one"–and current health research backs up that claim. Green tea and green tea extracts are rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)–a powerful antioxidant that not only inhibits the growth of cancer cells but also kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. Green tea may also increase mental alertness, aid in weight loss, reduce LDL cholesterol, and protect the skin from sun damage. With all of these potential health benefits, why not give it a try?
Green Tea SoupGreen tea goes main dish with this simple broth of tea that you pour over brown rice and fish.
Cran-Berry Green-Tea SmoothiePure nutrition in a glass, this disease-fighting smoothie features high-antioxidant berries, green tea, and heart-healthy soy milk.
Jasmine-Honey SherbetAromatic green tea provides the flavor in this luscious dessert. The creaminess comes from half-and-half, yet one serving has only 2.1 grams of fat.
Moroccan Mint TeaIce-cold sweet mint green tea is a traditional ending for a Moroccan meal.
Green Tea GranitaThe Italian word for "ice", a granita is a frozen mixture of water, sugar and another liquid flavoring. This tangy granita gets is flavor from green tea and lemon juice and is sweetened with honey instead of sugar.
Green Tea Ice CreamAfter you've enjoyed a spicy Asian-style entrée, there's nothing more soothing than a spoonful of creamy ice cream for dessert.