Enjoy your cup of tea with an easy twist–and get more benefits!
How: To your green tea add black pepper, a piece of lemon or lemon juice, a slice of pear, apple, or crushed mint leaf. Sounds like a recipe for a good pie, doesn’t it? But these are not just to spice up the tea flavor–they make your tea even better for you. There are scientific reasons behind why you should add these ingredients:
Why 2: A slice of pear, apple, or crushed mint leaf added to green tea produces Theaflavins. When the tea color changes to reddish, Theaflavins are synthesized in tea. According to studies, combining EGCG and a low amount of Theaflavins resulted in greater anticancer activity and a reduction of LDL cholesterol.
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