This simple, inexpensive drink can drastically improve your health, help you lose weight and extend your life. Here are 7 reasons to enjoy this healthy drink every day:
Anti Cancer : Green Tea has been shown to slow breast cancer growth, suppress lung cancer cell growth, aids the body by killing prostate cancer cells, prevent and inhibits colorectal cancers. Lemon and lime contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including naturally occurring limonene; oil which slows or halts the growth of cancer tumors in animals and flavonol glycosides which stop cell division in cancer cells.
Neutralize Free Radicals. Green Tea contains potent antioxidants combined with the vitamin C in Lemon Juice provide a powerful army to kill free radicals. Free radicals are the bad guy. Basically they are most likely caused as a result the pollutants we have introduced into our environment. These free radicals interact with our cell structure causing the sells to mutate. The common belief is this it the direct cause of Cancer, Parkinson’s and numerous other debilitating and terminal diseases.
Livers, Kidneys and Lemons “OH MY”: “The lemon and lime are wonderful stimulants to the liver and dissolves uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile. The citric acid in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.
Fat Buster: It burns up belly fat. Research at Tufts University indicates that EGCG in green tea, like other catechins, activate fat-burning genes in the abdomen to speed weight loss by 77 percent.
Lemon and lime are alkalizing for the body: They are acidic but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH. Processed foods, sugar, refined carbohydrates and alcohol make you more acidic. By eating alkalizing foods, you are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. The frequent consumption of acid-producing foods is more likely to contribute to a weight problem.
Bacteria Killer: Scientists tested the effects of EGCG against bacteria found in the mouth called Streptococcus mutants and found it to be effective. Lemon and lime have powerful antibacterial properties; experiments have found that the juice destroys the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.
It Tastes Good: It really does and can be either hot or chilled. Add your favorite sweetener and mint if you like.
Total: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
2 cups hot water
1 green tea bag
1/2 lime (or 2 key limes)
Pour hot water over tea bag and steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bag
Allow to cool for 10 minutes, or until it's cool enough to sip. Stir in lime juice and the peel. Serve hot or chilled.
Tips & Tricks
Use twice daily for optimal benefits.
For flavor, add mint leaves and sweeten with maple syrup, raw sugar, honey or agave. Add these ingredients after it has cooled to preserve nutrients and enzymes.