Among the latest endorsements regarding Green Tea is one coming from CNN. “A new year has arrived, and with it, a new list of resolutions. If “eating better” is on your list, experts say, there are a few items you can slip into to your diet that can improve your health and help you ward off certain diseases in 2010.” Among the recommendations are soy and grains such as oat, barley and rye which cut down on cholesterol; salmon and oily fish which are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids; red wine (in moderation) for its flavonoids; and green tea which is full of antioxidants.
The report goes on to say that green tea can ward off some cancers according to one Japanese study that looked at nearly 500 women with stage I and II breast cancer. It explains, “They’ve found people who drink green tea every day are leaner,” and “Green tea helps lower belly fat.” It’s an excellently written report and closes with the smart reminder to “Eat well, drink in moderation and stay active. All of these lead to a healthier life.”
Another report making the news recently is that the major brewers of Japanese beer – Kirin, Sapporo, Asahi and Suntory – experienced shipments falling for a fifth year in 2009. Clever microbreweries on the other hand, experienced a bumper year! For example, “Morita Kinshachi produces a range of European-style pilsners, an Indian Pale Ale and an Imperial Chocolate Stout, but among its best-sellers are beers flavored with green tea.” The article goes on to say that, “The Matcha Draft green tea beer won bronze at an international beer competition last year.”