It takes about 8-12 hours to make a good cold brew, so start the evening before drinking it.
Place the loose leaf green tea in a pitcher. Add the 16 ounces water. Cover and place in a refrigerator overnight.
To serve, pour 8 ounces green tea in a cup. Add lemon juice and Green Supremefoods. Add optional additions. Add ice and allow to get ice cold.
Sure, green tea is good for you. But, life-changing? Is that an exaggeration?
If you consider weight and fat loss, better eye and brain health, and improved skin and immune function life-changing, then there’s no exaggeration.
The ingredients and compounds in green tea are well-studied. In fact, the main phytochemical and catechin in green tea is called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), and it’s been shown to provide amazing health benefits (1). Next, lemon juice, Fermented Green Supremefoods, and ice are great for you. Here are 10 ways this drink might change your life.
First, the EGCG has been shown in animal studies to reduce cholesterol plaques, free LDL cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Together, these attributes contribute to better heart health.
In vitro (petri dish studies), green tea has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. What’s more, a high consumption of green tea has also been associated with a 90% reduced risk of breast cancer in women.
Fermented Green Foods are also high in vegetables that associated with decreased risk of cancers.
EGCG is an incredibly strong antioxidant. Antioxidants repair and protect cells, and amazingly EGCG affects the brain.
In studies, EGCG has been found to protect brain cells from dying, as well as ‘rescuing’ already damaged neurons in the brain of mice induced with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. This is called neurorestoration (3).
Amazingly, EGCG is also absorbed by cells in the eye, and it provides protective effects for up to 20 hours after consumption. Many experts believe it may help reduce diseases of the eye and glaucoma.
First, EGCG can change your metabolism and help you burn fat.
EGCG, helps your body oxidize and burn fat. Multiple studies have shown an increase in metabolic rates, weight loss, decreased waistline, and fat loss with consistent green tea ingestion.
Initially, researchers believed it was due to the caffeine. But recent studies have shown these effects in caffeinated and decaffeinated green tea (there’s actually little caffeine in green tea). The studies have used both green tea “extract” as a concentrated form of antioxidants and regular, brewed green tea.
Next, ice water can affect your metabolism and calorie burn. How?
It first causes a direct calorie burn as your body warms the ingested ice water to body temperature. While it’s only a modest amount of calories, the total effect of 8 glasses of ice water per day adds up. In fact, some studies have shown 100 calories burned per 16 ounces, which would equate to 400 calories per 64 ounces (4).
And third, the fermented ingredients in Green Supremefoods support weight loss. Their healthy bacteria may improve weight loss, insulin sensitivity, fasting glucose, and inflammation. These factors are big advantages in the fight against obesity (5).
Some of the benefits of this drink simply come from getting enough fluid each day. In fact, dehydration has a DIRECT effect on your health and sense of well-being.
Many adults report headaches, lethargy, aging skin, and more when dehydrated.
In addition, the small amount of caffeine in green tea can reduce headaches by dilating the vessels that carry blood to the brain.
Your skin can be a reflection of the health of your cells. This drink provides benefits to both.
First, icy cold water activates the skin cells, shrinks pores, and promotes a better complexion (when used in the shower on your skin).
Next, lemon juice can actually improve skin health. It also has strong antioxidants that fight free radicals. Free radical build-up can contribute to aging skin, which results in wrinkles age spots, dryness, and loss of elasticity. Antioxidants, from the outside in, and inside out, may improve this condition (6).
Lastly, Fermented Green Supremefoods’ healthy bacteria benefit atopic dermatitis (7). In fact, for infants with a family history of eczema, probiotics should be increased during the first year of life (8).
Fermented foods fortify the digestive tract with healthy bacteria. Healthy bacteria crowd-out and starve unhealthy bacteria and yeasts (9), improve digestion, and benefit hormones and whole-body health.
What’s more, drinking enough fluids helps keep digestion healthy. It reduces constipation and improves regularity.
Amazingly, a bacteria that lives in the digestive tract actually reduces infections outside it. In fact, studies show improved immunity and benefits of fermented foods including reduced throat infections and colds, periodontitis improvements, reduced prostatitis, fewer vaginal infections, and decreased postoperative infections (10).
Additionally, Vitamin C in lemon juice can boost the immune system. This water-soluble vitamin has been linked to immune health, and a reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress.
By adding Fermented Green Supremefood to your drinks, you get more nutrients than a normal fruit of vegetables. Fermented foods contain vitamins and minerals that are easy to digest and absorb. In fact, vitamins A and C increase in many foods after fermentation.
Compounds like phytic acid that impair mineral absorption are decreased. Unlike most pills, fermented foods contain multiple bacteria strains plus the prebiotic fiber they eat (11).
And maybe best of all, Green Supremefood contains green tea leaf extract! With this drink, you get a double-punch of EGCG.
By adding this drink to your daily routine, you may just change your life with these 10 amazing health benefits. In fact, from your brain to the skin on your feet, it will flood your body with powerful nutrients. Try it today!