Discovering the potent health benefits of C2 Green Tea
Green Tea is one of the most popular drinks that has figured into the daily diets of health buffs, and for good reason. It is also classified as a functional food that offers essential nutrients that help prevent diseases and improve one’s well-being. Giving Pinoys a delicious taste into healthy living is Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) C2 Green Tea, the country’s favorite cool and clean drink that combines the nourishing goodness of green tea with a refreshing and irresistible taste.
The potency of green tea goes beyond its fresh and natural ingredients. According to Dr. Liza Francisco, a nutrition support specialist from the Weight Management Center and Nutrition Support Team of St. Luke’s Medical Center and Asian Hospital, its secret lies in its rich antioxidant content. “Antioxidants dampen the effects of free radicals that we get when we are exposed to the environment, pollution, and unhealthy diets. To fight ‘oxidative stress’, one has to enhance antioxidant stores in the body by getting it from the diet. Green tea contains high levels of antioxidants that counteract free radicals so it’s a great beverage of choice,” she explains.
According to her, among all the other tea drinks in the market, green tea undergoes the least amount of processing allowing it to retain the largest amounts of antioxidants at 50 to 150grams per serving. Among the antioxidants present in green tea are catechins such as Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that are known to combat free radicals and offer many health benefits, from helping slow down aging, improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, to helping prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes among others. Green tea also has thermogenic properties that help enhance the body’s metabolism to aid in weight loss. Dr. Francisco also recommends green tea beverages to patients who wish to stay healthy and in shape, an example of which is C2 Green Tea. “I recommend green tea to those who are looking for a beverage that tastes good yet has antioxidants and is not high in calories. Green tea is a healthier alternative to taking soda or sweetened fruit juices. When I help my patients lose weight, aside from diet, exercise, and medications, I recommend green tea,” she shares.
Gentle to the heart and body, C2 Green Tea is made from 100% natural green tea leaves of Camellia sinensis and is brewed and bottled on the same day to lock in the health-giving goodness of antioxidants. With its invigorating and delicate flavors like Classic, Apple, Lemon, Orange, Peach, Strawberry, and Forest Fruits, C2 offers the perfect way to detoxify and live a truly healthy lifestyle that fun-loving and health-conscious Pinoys can share – the cool and clean way. C2 Green Tea is available in all leading supermarkets, groceries and sari-sari stores nationwide.