Friday, April 29, 2011

Have Happy Maqui Day Today!

So you ask, "What is maqui berry and what can I benefit from it?" Well, the answer is simple, yet powerful: Maqui Berry is a Super fruit (or can we just say super, ooper, dooper fruit!). And it's one of the main ingredients in all of the GreenTeaDaily products.

Maqui Berries

Maqui berry is an indigenous fruit grown wild throughout parts of southern Chile. Also known as the chilean wineberry, maqui berry is not currently cultivated. This is because it is a plant that grows so abundantly on hillsides and along roads and forested areas that there is simply no need for it to be planted commercially. The only people who harvest these berries commercially are the Mapuche Indians, also indigenous to Chile. Because of the increasing demands for maqui berry, the Mapuche Indians would harvest the berries in large quantities to be exported to foreign countries to be processed. And because maqui berry is harvested from the wild and not cultivated, it comes 100% natural! Maqui berry tastes sweet and juicy and is extremely delicious, comparable to the sweet berries grown in the US. If we could, we'd be burying our waffles and pancakes with these berries every day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Green Tea and Obesity

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) categorizes obesity as more than a human condition; the CDCP deems obesity as a disease that deteriorates our quality of life and increases the risk of many chronic diseases and premature death. Obesity in the US has become so serious that in 2001 and 2007 the CDCP issued a call-to-action urging all 50 states to bring the rate of obesity of their population down by 15%. But so far, no state has yet to meet such a goal. To date, obesity continues to plague the lives of many Americans with a record-high climbing rate since 2007.