Green Tea – The secret of Green Tea lies in the fact that it is rich in Catechin Polyphenols, particularly Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful antioxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. The latter takes on added importance when you consider that thrombosis (the formation of abnormal blood clots) is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke.
Calamansi –The calamansi is a small citrus fruit, like a small orange, with green skin or rind and yellow flesh or pulp that taste sour. The juice, as a drink, makes one of the best thirst-quenchers. The acid content of calamansi is known to slow down the oxidation of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, thus preventing discoloration and acting as a preservative. It contains by far more Vitamin C than the lemon. A glass of warm water with calamansi juice and a teaspoonful of honey is an ideal remedy for cold and dry cough.
Moreover, Calamansi juice is a pep-up in cases of listlessness and a rundown feeling due to vitamin deficiency. The pectin content in fruit pulp is said to be beneficial in lowering blood cholesterol. The Vitamin C content in calamansi increases the body’s resistance to diseases, aids the healing of wounds and prevents damage to the eyes. Vitamin C is also helpful in maintaining the health of the teeth and other bones of the body. It prevents decay and loosening of the teeth, dental caries, toothache, bleeding of the gums and fragility of bones.