During the past 30 years, green tea has exploded in popularity, both as a drink and as an extract in supplements. An estimated 150 million gallons of green tea are consumed yearly in the U.S., and the extract is available in hundreds of supplements. Green tea has been peddled as a medicinal tool in Asian cultures for centuries, and recently it has gained notoriety as an antioxidant, protective against cancer, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. Although many studies display the beneficial effects of green tea, many questions remain unanswered.
The goal of this green tea continuing education course is to understand the potential health benefits of green tea, the limitations of these benefits, and what research has and has not been performed to investigate these claims. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define functional food and phytochemical, and explain why green tea is considered a functional food/beverage
- Identify the major polyphenols found in green and black tea, and discuss at least three proposed mechanisms regarding tea’s ability to protect against cardiovascular disease
- Summarize and convey to clients and consumers the evidence-based health benefits of green tea, and make appropriate recommendations regarding the consumption of green tea
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, health educators, fitness professionals, and physicians.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.