Tag Archives: green tea polyphenols

Matcha green tea chia pudding

                  From Choosing Raw, here’s a great recipe for matcha green tea chia pudding. This is a delicious, rich chia pudding with the complex, inviting taste of matcha green tea powder. The health benefits of the green tea polyphenols are a bonus. Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding […]

Fast growth for tea polyphenols

A new report predicts continuing fast growth for tea polyphenols, with a global market value predicted to grow by a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 7.42 percent through 2019. Tea polyphenols are chemical compounds present in tea leaves. It includes catechins, theaflavins, tannins, and flavonoids. Green tea, oolong tea, and black tea are derived from the […]

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Quality ingredients make the difference

We are often asked why we have “branded ingredients” as our sponsors (e.g. Suntheanine L-theanine, and Sunphenon organic green tea). Before we answer that question, it’s important to explain exactly what a branded ingredient is. While there is no formal definition, these ingredients have a branded trademark name that represents a specific manufacturing process for […]

Green tea promotes brain and heart health

A recent article in the Huffington Post discusses how green tea promotes brain and heart health. The article cites a Japanese study that studied the relationship between green tea consumption and cardiovascular disease as evidenced by epidemiological studies. This “study of studies” found that green tea consumption was inversely correlated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. […]

Green tea and losing weight in 2015

If dropping a few pounds is one of your New Year’s resolutions, consider the evidence associating green tea and losing weight. While no one dietary factor will cause you to lose weight and keep it off, research suggests that consumption of green tea boosts your metabolism and helps you lose weight. Green tea fits right […]

Green tea smoothie

Here’s an easy recipe for a green tea smoothie. It’s a snap to make, using matcha powdered green tea. It comes courtesy of about.com.  INGREDIENTS 1 peeled, frozen banana (preferably a very ripe banana) 1/2 cup low-fat milk, coconut milk creamer or other dairy alternative. 1/2 tsp. good quality matcha powder (Optional) 1/4 tsp. pure […]

Green tea tops 2014 NutraIngredients coverage

  Green tea tops 2014 NutraIngredients coverage, according to the editors of NutraIngredients, who heralded a story on the benefits of green tea as the #1 science story for the year. Other top ten stories in NutraIngredients covered mitochondria, curcumin, fish oil and the brain, and protein enrichment. The surging interest in products that deliver […]

Green tea chocolate

Green tea chocolate! Different, delicious and healthy – combining all the health virtues of chocolate and green tea. The Just One Cookbook offers a step-by-step video on how to make green tea chocolate. In addition to chocolate, matcha – a green tea leaf powder, is used. As an article in The San Francisco Chronicle points out, […]

Green tea promotes healthy runners

Green tea promotes healthy runners, according to a new study. The study, by David Niemann, Ph.D. and six other authors, examined the consumption of green tea and blueberry polyphenols and its impact on the ability of hard-training runners to resist upper respiratory infections. Other studies have indicated that hard-training runners are susceptible to upper respiratory […]

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Going green for breast health

You may think “pink” when you consider breast cancer awareness, but in her recent blog, holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos encourages readers to think green for breast health instead. By that, she means green foods, green tea, green cleaning practices and green skin care. Torkos notes that there are certain breast cancer risk factors that are […]