Nutrition without Calories

Nutrition without Calories
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What has the opposite of junk food—nutrition but no calories?

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So, essentially, we can group foods into one of four categories. There’s stuff that’s nutritious—but has calories—in the upper right; calories, but no nutrition—junk food; and then, there’s stuff with neither calories nor nutrition. Is there anything that’s nutritious, but doesn’t add any calories? Well, there’s water. That’s good for you, and calorie-free. But how can one add nutrition to the water, though—without adding calories?

We can make some tea. Has all the water of water, but as a bonus, is packed with phytonutrients. It’s nutrition, without calories. Every time we drink just water, we are losing an opportunity to get nutrients by drinking tea instead.

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So, essentially, we can group foods into one of four categories. There’s stuff that’s nutritious—but has calories—in the upper right; calories, but no nutrition—junk food; and then, there’s stuff with neither calories nor nutrition. Is there anything that’s nutritious, but doesn’t add any calories? Well, there’s water. That’s good for you, and calorie-free. But how can one add nutrition to the water, though—without adding calories?

We can make some tea. Has all the water of water, but as a bonus, is packed with phytonutrients. It’s nutrition, without calories. Every time we drink just water, we are losing an opportunity to get nutrients by drinking tea instead.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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Doctor's Note

Check out these videos for more on tea:
Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension
Antimutagenic Activity of Green Versus White Tea
Is There Too Much Aluminum in Tea?

And check out my other videos on tea

For more context, see my blog posts: Hibiscus tea: flower powerIs Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating? and Schoolchildren Should Drink More Water.

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