How Many Antioxidants Are In Your Green Tea?
Have you ever wondered how many antioxidants are in your green tea, and how many antioxidants you actually need each day to get the health benefits they’re so famous for? If so, you’re not alone.
Green Tea is well known for being rich in antioxidants, and for providing a wide range of health benefits, but the antioxidant content varies greatly between the different blends and products. This can be confusing and frustrating when you’re trying to make an informed choice…
As nurses, we know the importance of dosage when it comes to health benefits of any medication or vitamin, and it’s no different with green tea. Here’s a quick snippet about us…
We want to save you time by outlining the important bits so that you’re making an educated and informed decision when it comes to your own health, and your green tea.
We’ve also created a unique green tea range that will help you meet you green tea antioxidant needs each and every day, in a matter of seconds!
WHY ARE ANTIOXIDANTS IMPORTANT?
Antioxidants are disease-preventing compounds that are found naturally in a wide range of fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, herbs, and in particular, green tea. They’re extremely important as they actively reduce the effect of oxidative stress on the body.
Oxidative stress is a normal part of life, but if the negative effects of this stress outweigh the body’s ability to manage them, this can lead to the formation of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and even Alzheimer’s.
HOW DO ANTIOXIDANTS WORK?
Antioxidants work to neutralise the harmful free radicals caused by oxidative stress, thus rendering them harmless to the body. In essence, antioxidants help us to detoxify the body from these harmful molecules, and effectively prevent disease. (Reference 1)
WHAT KIND OF ANTIOXIDANTS DOES GREEN TEA CONTAIN?
Green tea contains a special kind of antioxidant group called polyphenols, with the most dominant member of this group being the famous EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate).
DO ALL GREEN TEAS HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF ANTIOXIDANTS?
The answer: NO!
The antioxidants contained in green tea varies dramatically depending on the brand, the leaf, the soil the tea is grown in, and the format it is available in. This is why if you’re drinking green tea for the health benefits, you must choose very wisely.
DID YOU KNOW?: A standard cup of green tea can contain anywhere between 10mg – 100mg polyphenols…
HOW MANY GREEN TEA ANTIOXIDANTS DO I NEED EACH DAY?
The health benefits for green tea are active between 200mg – 1000mg polyphenols per day according to the clinical studies available, and the disease being studied.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE I GET ENOUGH GREEN TEA ANTIOXIDANTS PER DAY?
This is one of the reasons we created the GREEN TEA IN 3 SECONDS range.
It’s a brand new concept in tea as it’s an instant green tea and fruit extract that contains exactly 265mg polyphenols in EVERY single serve. (SEE NUTRITIONAL PANEL HERE)
Just one sachet will bring you within the therapeutic dose range recommended, and 2 sachets will provide you with 530mg per day. Perfecto!
Green Tea In 3 Seconds is an organic product, contains 0g sugar, no sweeteners, no calories and has a very subtle taste.
You can add a sachet to boiled water, or simply pour straight into your water bottle!
So now, making sure you get the right dose of antioxidants per day is as simple as Green Tea in 3 Seconds!