Tea

Latin name: Camellia sinensis

Function

  • antioxidant
  • helps cardiovascular disease
  • anti-cancer
  • protects against radiation
  • helps digest fat and protein

All tea comes from the same plant, but white tea is non fermented, green tea is partially fermented, and the darker teas are fully fermented.  Most of the research has been done on green tea that’s steeped for only 3-5 minutes.

Leucine

Leucine is an essential amino acid.

Some functions of leucine are: muscle growth and repair, energy production, and synthesizes protein.

Foods rich in leucine include: meat, chicken, and dairy products.

Leucine is one of three branch chain amino acids that some utilize pre and post workout.