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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Green Tea?

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If you want the same level of antioxidants in iced tea, double the amount of tea you would use in a hot cup.

7. You get more antioxidants from freshly brewed tea.

True. Don’t waste your money on that bottle of green tea in the vending machine. Researchers have discovered only 3 milligrams of flavonoids in instant, bottled, and decaffeinated teas compared to almost 150 milligrams in freshly brewed tea.

8. It is best to drink green tea with a meal.

False. Studies have shown that green tea may decrease the absorption of iron and folic acid of a nutritious meal, so consider drinking between meals instead of a snack.

Now that we know a little more about tea, go brew yourself a cup or 3 and reap the benefits.

Warning: Because green tea contains caffeine, check with your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a serious anxiety disorder.

Sources and more reading:

WebMD - Healthy Eating & Diet - Quiz: the truth about green tea. 24, October, 2011

Fitness Magazine - Fit Stop - 5 Facts about Green Tea. Web. 24, October, 2011

American Cancer Society - Find Support & Treatment - Green Tea. Web. 24, October, 2011

Science Daily - Science News - Protective Properties of Green Tea Uncovered. Web. 24, October, 2011

University of Maryland Medical Center - Complementary Medicine - Green Tea. Web. 24, October, 2011

Science Daily - Science News - Green Tea Helps Mice Keep Off Extra Pounds. Web. 24, October, 2011

Reviewed October 24, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Thank you both for the great info.

November 14, 2011 - 5:04pm

Hi Midwife of Changes,

Here are a couple of articles on Green Tea and Osteoporosis: https://www.empowher.com/osteoporosis/content/green-tea-may-protect-bones-study


Dr. Carrie Jones also wrote a great article on the Benefits of Green Tea: https://www.empowher.com/cancer/content/benefits-green-tea

For additional information/uses see our reference page: https://www.empowher.com/media/reference/green-tea

Hope this helps,


October 27, 2011 - 7:13am
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thanks Rosa - Good thing I like green tea! I appreciate your response. Great to learn from you. Cathy, RN, CNM

October 31, 2011 - 8:19pm

I have read it may help with bone density. http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/news/20071008/drinking-tea-may-slow-bone-loss

I wondered if you agree with that piece . . . I am hoping it helps with that, cause I love green tea and have osteoporosis.

October 26, 2011 - 9:00pm
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