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As Seen In Women's Health Magazine
Think Outside the Bag, p.44, June 2007 Issue

Green tea has a résumé other beverages would kill for (20 bucks says Pom juice is plotting its assassination). Research shows it protects against heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, and osteoporosis, and it shifts your fat-fighting metabolism into high gear. The super brew's superpowers come mostly from an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), says David Grotto, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. The catch? You need at least 4 cups a day (about 480 milligrams of EGCG total) for the complete benefits to kick in, says Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at Tufts University. Green tea's distinct flavor -- you either love it or hate it -- may be good for one, maybe two tea times a day, but four is pushing it. The solution: Eat your way there. We found five palate-pleasing foods brimming with the stuff.

Matcha Source Teas for Eating - Now you can sprinkle green tea on rice, fish, even ice cream. Tiny Usucha Thin Leaves "For Eating" give a pleasant, herblike boost to any food. (The EGCG content isn't available.) Shake the powdered ingredient grade matcha tea into yogurt, muffins, smoothies, salad dressings...
Leaves, $10 for 10 g; powder, $12 for 100 g; matchasource.com

- Source: Women's Health Magazine, Think Outside the Bag, p.44 June 2007

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