- May 1st, 2013
Plants are antioxidant-generating machines. Commercially, the biggest return-generating plant extract is green tea. There are other plant-based antioxidants—bilberry, grape seed, ginkgo biloba—but green tea dominates at this stage. About 50 percent of products launched in 2012 bearing an antioxidant claim contained green tea, according to market analysts.
- November 1st, 2012
Want to protect yourself against age-related degenerative disease? Try having a morning or afternoon cup of green tea.
Already touted around the world for its cardiovascular benefits, emerging evidence claims the chemical properties of green tea can impact cellular mechanisms in the brain as well.
- September 1st, 2012
Extracts from green tea may lead to improvements in blood pressure, blood-sugar levels, and markers of inflammation, says a new study from Poland with obese hypertensives.
- October 1st, 2010Four ways to unclog arteries, naturallyBy Julie Dugdale
- July 1st, 2009
Talk about a serendipitous event: Legend has it that chance brewed the first tea when Camellia sinensis leaves blew into a pot of boiling water. It was 2737 BC, and the accidental teameister who boiled that water, Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, concluded the new brew gave “vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose.”
Get all the benefits of tea without curing up with a cup.By Bryce Edmonds
- June 1st, 2009
This antiaging champ helps fight free radicals by infusing cells with powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols.By Lindsey Galloway
- September 1st, 2008
A new study shows tea does more than warm you up on a chilly afternoon. According to research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, women (age 70 to 85) who were regular tea drinkers had a 2.8 percent higher hip bone-mineral density (BMD) than non-tea drinkers.By Emily Courtney
- June 1st, 2008Unfeatured
3/4 cup water
1 3-inch gingerroot, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green tea bags
2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 pounds wild Alaskan salmon, skin removed
1 tablespoon white miso
2 tablespoons Dijon or spicy brown mustard
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine water and grated ginger into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and add garlic, green tea, and 2 teaspoons honey. Cover and let brew for five minutes. Remove tea bags; set mixture aside.
3. Place salmon in a baking pan and pour green tea mixture over fish. Cover loosely with foil and bake 12 to 15 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and turn broiler to high. In a small bowl, combine miso, mustard, and 2 tablespoons honey. Spread mixture over fish and broil two minutes.
Nutrition info per serving (4): 379.8 calories; 12.8 g fat; 2.7 g saturated fat; 96.9 mg cholesterol; 46.8 g protein; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 408.7 mg sodium
- June 1st, 2008
Anti-aging. We see the term everywhere, from magazine covers and supplements labels to beauty creams and exercise regimes—all promising to make us look and feel younger. While you can’t avoid getting older, one thing is clear: The foods you eat play a crucial role in keeping your body healthy and your brain functioning well into your senior years.10 foods to help you look and feel youngerBy Lisa Turner
- March 1st, 2008
The English physician who first described restless legs syndrome (RLS) in 1683 wrote of “leapings and contractions of the tendons” so intense his patients were “no more able to sleep than if they were in a place of greatest torture.” Yet throughout the 1800s, RLS sufferers who complained of its hallmark “creepy crawly” or “itchy, burning” sensatioGet a step ahead of this common condition.By Lisa Marshall