Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Drinking Green Tea from "http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-drinking-green-tea-lemon-honey-8679.html"

"Green Tea With Lemon Benefits

Green tea can inhibit iron absorption from foods in your diet, drinking your green tea with lemon reduces that effect.
Drinking green tea with lemon improves the health benefits of the tea, according to researchers at Purdue University. Citrus juice brings out green tea's antioxidants, making them more available for your body to absorb. Catechins, which prefer the acid environment of the stomach, become degraded in the more alkaline conditions of the small and large intestine, where nutrient absorption takes place. Lemon juice can increase the amount of catechins your body extracts from green tea by up to six times. While compounds in tea can inhibit iron absorption from foods in your diet, drinking your green tea with lemon reduces that effect.

Lemon Benefits

Lemon provides a range of important nutrients, including phenolic antioxidants vitamin C and carotenes -- antioxidants in the vitamin A family. Herbalists and traditional medicine practitioners recommend lemon as a diuretic -- a substances that promotes urine production -- and as a remedy for gingivitis, or inflamed gums. Together with honey, lemon juice is used as a folk remedy for treating colds. Essential oils in lemon offer antimicrobial benefits.

Honey Benefits

A rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, honey provides magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper and zinc as well as vitamins A, B-complex and C. Choose darker-hued honey for higher antioxidant content, advises the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Green tea with honey and lemon may also improve cold symptoms. Honey reduced nighttime coughing in children in a study published in the September 2012 issue of the journal "Pediatrics." Participants, aged 1 to 5 years, with respiratory colds consumed 10 grams of honey before bedtime. Parents reported significant improvement in their children's coughing frequency and severity compared to the previous night without honey".
Also helps Honey+Lemon+Chia Seeds = The Nutrient Power House http://nutritionforasianindians.blogspot.com/2013/09/chia-seeds-nutrient-power-house.html