Ingredient Spotlight: Green Tea Posted on 20 Sep 22:01 , 0 comments
Want to know why green tea and dark chocolate are a ‘matcha’ made in heaven? The antioxidant content of course! Not to mention the perfectly paired flavor. Both of these reasons are why we created the Ginger Green Tea Truffle!
But why all the talk about antioxidants? They are nature’s top defense mechanism, only found in plants. Antioxidants protect your cells and help repair already damaged cells from free radicals that you may have consumed from food or in your environment. All the cells of the body are susceptible to free radical damage, but with a plant based diet rich in antioxidants and fiber, you are one step ahead of the game!
The high quality, and extremely high percentage of antioxidants per serving found in green tea are called catechins. Catechins, like other antioxidants help target damage done to blood vessels, like that seen with heart disease and hypertension, and help protect against cancer. Green tea is also known for it purifying benefits for skin as well as an aid for blood sugar control for those suffering from diabetes. And to top it all off, studies have shown potential benefits for memory and brain health from green as well!
To reap all of these plant based benefits, it is recommended to drink at least 2 cups of green tea on most days. While green tea comes in many forms from powders, to cold bottles tea, to capsules, the best form with the highest content of antioxidants comes from the tea you brew yourself. But you can never go wrong with having a little green tea with your antioxidant rich dark chocolate right? Experience the benefits & flavor with a box of our Ginger Green Tea Truffles today!
Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RDN graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her dual Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Nutrition and Foods and minor in Strength & Conditioning. Addie recently finished her supervised practice rotations, and passed her licensure exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She is very excited to begin helping people reach their happiest and healthiest selves through a vegan diet!