Tea: Choose and Brew the Perfect Cup [Infographic]

Tea: How to Choose and Brew the Perfect Cup [Infographic]
The scientific studies suggesting positive health benefits of consuming various teas just keep pouring in.

Drinking tea has been linked to everything from free radical and fat oxidation (e.g., weight and belly fat loss), to detoxification of the liver, kidneys and other body systems, to lowering the risk of many medical disorders and chronic diseases including certain cancer, obesity and diabetes.

With so many teas now available on the market and because each type of tea has its own characteristics, it can be difficult and confusing to figure out how to choose and brew each type of tea to maximize its health benefit potential.

This is why we love this infographic entitled "Choose and Brew the Perfect Cup" which beautifully illustrates the flavor profile, caffeine content, steeping temperature and brewing time for the following eight types of popular teas:

✿ Black Tea
✿ White Tea
✿ Green Tea
✿ Herbal Tea
✿ Oolong Tea
✿ Pu'erh Tea
✿ Yerba Mate Tea
✿ Rooibos

For the best results, always use filtered water, select organic whenever possible, check for freshness, and purchase your tea from reputable sources.

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11 Reasons to Drink Green Tea [Infographic]

11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Green Tea
Infographic from The Science Cookie Jar
Green tea has been extensively investigated for its medicinal uses and health benefits.

Many of these studies indicate that the antioxidants and other bioactive compounds, namely polyphenols and catechins (specifically Epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG), that are abundant in green tea may confer a wide range of benefits that can improve health - everything from helping with burning unwanted, toxic belly fat and weight loss to lowering the risk for certain cancers, obesity, diabetes, degenerative brain, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.

This infographic entitled "11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Green Tea" beautifully illustrates eleven health benefits that have been associated with the consumption of green tea, including its antioxidant, hydration, liver and lung protection effects.

Remember - to maximize the health promoting benefits of green tea - always purchase it from reputable sources, check the dates for freshness, choose organic if possible, and take care in storing and brewing.

Infographic source and for other interesting information regarding the wonders of science and technology:  Green Tea Benefits - The Science Cookie Jar.

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Goji Berries Health Benefits [Infographic]

Goji Berries Health Benefits - Infographic from NaturalNews.com 
Goji berries (aka wolfberries) are considered both a superfood (superfruit) and an herb and have been associated with a long list of health benefits due to their potent antioxidant properties.

This infographic entitled "Benefits of Goji Berries" illustrates just some of the important health benefits that are attributed to the goji berry including longevity and eye health.

On the ORAC Scale, goji berries rate extremely high in their capacity to destroy and neutralize free-radicals through the body.   The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) Scale is a standardized test used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to measure the available antioxidant compounds in various foods and nutritional or dietary supplements.  For more information on the USDA's ORAC ratings and database:

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The infographic suggests ways to eat goji berries including adding them to soups, teas and trail mixes. Other ways include adding them to smoothies, desserts, vegetable and grain salads and a wide variety of main dishes.  The uses are virtually limitless.

Infographic source and more information about health and wellnesss:  Natural News - Benefits of Goji Berries and NaturalPedia - Goji Berries.

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