Things You Might Not Know

Reap the maximum health benefits by using loose tea leaves

To maximize the health benefits of green tea, use loose tea leaves to brew your drink instead of tea bags. According to a 2008 study published in the journal Food Chemistry, the release of catechins from green tea leaves is significantly better from loose leaves than tea bags.

Another trick to boost the health benefits of your cup of green tea is to add a bit of lemon juice or other vitamin C rich juice to your tea. Research shows that vitamin C can make the catechins in green tea more available to the body.