You research the best anti-aging creams, try to keep your stress levels relatively low, and make sure you stay in shape with workout routines and fitness classes galore, but the key to aging well could lie in what you eat and drink. And as far as your dietary anti-aging efforts go, there may be one ingredient that does the job better than most.
While there are a ton of teas out there, each with their own benefits, but it turns out that green tea and oolong tea are your both best bet when it comes to getting your anti-aging fix. Each of the teas contains polyphenols – antioxidants that fight premature aging, cancer, stroke and heart disease. Oolong can also strengthen bones and boost gum health in addition to slowing the aging process and fighting wrinkles.
Of course, not all of us are tea people, let alone green tea, which happens to have even more of an acquired taste. But if you want to reap the benefits of green tea without having to sip the stuff, try this trick: infuse your food and recipes with a little bit of green tea. Whether you’re brewing green tea and using the liquid, or grinding up the tea leaves and using that powder right in your recipes, there are plenty of ways to infuse your food with this anti-aging brew. Here, a few of our favorite recipes.
Matcha Chocolate Whoopie Pies
We’re always excited for a new healthy dessert recipe, especially one that includes chocolate. You might be thrown off by the color if you’re used to traditional Whoopie Pies, but you’ll get over it as long as you keep in mind all of the benefits that green tea has on your body – not to mention, when you taste how good these are.
Get the recipe from Brittany Powell.
Miso Green Tea and Ginger Zucchini Noodle Soup
This delicious Asian-inspired recipe is a fun twist on comforting noodle soup, and gets a major healthy upgrade thanks to not just green tea, but the zoodle swap. If you’re in a soup mood on a cold and rainy day, this recipe is the perfect healthy fix.
Get the recipe from Inspiralized.
Coconut Matcha Green Tea Oatmeal
If your morning bowl of oatmeal is a little too bland and boring for your taste, spice it up with this fruit and honey mix enhanced with matcha tea. Plus, this recipe is totally gluten-free and vegan.
Get the recipe from Cotter Crunch.