Great for your heart, easy to drink and pleasant tasting: green tea extract from organically produced Chi Tea.
Extracts are always more potent as the original: a 30-drop dose of this concentrate diluted in a teacup of hot water is equivalent to more than 10 cups of normal green tea.
Benefits of changing your diet and lifestyle
Books have been written about the benefits of green tea, but by now we all know there is no 1 miracle food that cures all and makes you live until 200 years old.
However being aware of what you eat and making the right choices, will make you life longer in better health for sure. If you change 2 fuzzy drinks with 2 glasses of green tea made from an extract: that could last you a month. That’s extremely convenient, unless you love the exercise of carrying fuzzy drink bottles to your car every now and then.
The extract from the brand Chi Tea is also free of caffeine and free of alcohol, and includes other healthy plant extracts all from organic produce. Last but not least: it tastes great.
I mean, if you need to change your lifestyle for the better, make sure what you are eating and drinking tastes good. Diets based on healthy ingredients but cooked without taste are a recipe for long term disaster: we have food buds and we want to please them, it’s a basic need that fastfood restaurants and processed food producers know all to well.
Luckily for us: if you know what ingredients can be found in nature, and how to combine them to make tasty food, you don’t need MSG and still enjoy overly delicious food.
Green tea benefits
- reducing the risk of getting cancer: Japan, a heavily consumer of green tea, has the world’s lowest rate of prostate cancer. Again no miracle food: Japanese people eat a lot of fresh fish and stay away from processed food.
- enhancing the overall immune system
- lowering total cholesterol and "bad" LDL-cholesterol, increasing "good" HDL-cholesterol levels
- reducing blood pressure by acts as a “blood thinner”, hence reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Since this particular extract doesn’t contain any caffeine, you don’t have to bother about side effects caused
by caffeine. Concentrated Chi Tea green is not only caffeine free, it’s also alcohol, herbicides, pesticides and fluoride free. Whichever extract you buy: always make sure it comes from organic produce: as you don’t want to concentrate residues of pesticides nor herbicides!
Apart from the green tea health benefits, this particular Chi Tea concentrate is a super anti-oxidant: one cup containing more than 95% Polyphenols and 62% EGCG anti-oxidants. It is fortified with concentrated extracts of goji berry (used in many Chinese tonic soups), astragalus root (lowers blood pressure and regulates blood sugar) and lohan kuo (natural sweetener):
Goji Berry: looking like red raisins, just a bit smaller
Little strips of Astragalus Root (pak kei) to boost the immune system, increase energy and improve breathing.
Natural sweetener Lohan Kuo : easy to spot in your Asian supermarket as they are a bit bigger than ping-pong balls and woody.
Green tea extract gives you a convenient way to consume lots of green tea without the hassle of cooking leaves and concentrating the benefits of green tea at east 10 fold. Look for organic produced extracts like the Chi Tea brand and if possible find extracts that taste great and combine more than 1 ingredient as diversification is the key to a healthy diet.