Loving the BITE: Stay Warm with Super – Antioxidant Chai Latte

  • Get big-time cellular detoxifying benefits that protect cells from free radicals, the damage that can lead to blood clot formation, atherosclerosis, and cancer.  Both green and black tea block DNA damage associated with tobacco and other toxic chemicals in studies.
  • Consume 10 times the polyphenols (antioxidants) found in most fruits or vegetables.  You’re not off the hook for eating fruits & vegetables, though, so don’t chuck your salad just yet.  While tea is a very concentrated source of antioxidants, it contains different ones than fruits and vegetables.  And just like a Thanksgiving Dinner, the more the merrier, so drink tea AND eat your fruits and vegetables.
  • Lower your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, high blood pressure, and obesity.  This is confirmed in both human population studies and lab studies with rats.  People groups that drink the most tea certainly have lesser amounts of these diseases, and tea-drinking rats have less as well.
  • Potentially lower your risk for allergic reactions, bone loss, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Recover better.  Although carbs, proteins, and fluids are the primary recovery nutrients, don’t discount the importance of antioxidants.  They fight the free radicals that build up during training and damage your cells, and improve health from the cell on up. A 16 oz. recovery serving of our Chai Latte will give you fluid, protein, carbs, and these powerful antioxidants.

All this, plus the incredible benefits of organic honey and a plethora of antioxidants from spices dissolved right into every cup. And just in case you’re wondering, caffeinated drinks do, in fact, contribute to the hydration of your body when the caffeine level is less than 500 mg or so (4-5 cups strong coffee).  The caffeine dehydration myth has been debunked.  So, have some tea, and count it.

If it’s cold outside where you live, or even if you live on a tropical island, warm up with a delicious Chai Latte this week.  We cyclists need our free-radical-fighting-antioxidants anywhere we can get them.  Go ahead and ride in the cold.  A nice warm recovery latte will be waiting.

Fuel Your Ride.  Nourish Your Body.

Black tea image c/o www.tiestatea.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/fuelright Kelli Jennings

    Happy (belated) Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you enjoy the recipe…I sure have during cold months! Let us know what you think…

  • Sarah

    Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for another great recipe.

  • Cathy

    We live 50 miles from a big city so I’m not sure I can find some of these things at our local store. This sounds wonderful and I’ll make it as soon as I can find everything. It’s getting cold and I really like chai lattes.

  • AmandaGaleKotyk

    I can make my own chai latte?? Awesome! Thanks for another great recipe, Kelli.