TEA IS HEALTHY AND TASTES GREAT
DAILY HEALTHY BEVERAGE GUIDELINES
Under the guidelines women should drink nine eight-ounce servings of beverages each day and men should drink 13 servings. Beverages can be selected from the different levels of the pitcher, but beverages should not exceed 10 – 15 percent of total daily caloric intake.
The proposed Daily Healthy Beverage Guidelines were developed by a panel of nutrition experts to help consumers make smart decisions about their beverage consumption. Published in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of American Clinical Nutrition, the Guidelines are based on the relative health and nutritional beneﬁts and risks of various types of beverages. Under the guidelines, women should drink nine eight-ounce servings of beverages a day and men should drink 13 servings. However, no more than 10 to 15 per cent of daily calorie intake should be consumed in beverages and caffeine consumption should be limited to 400 mg per day
• This information is intended as a general guideline for healthy people. People with special dietary needs should consult their doctors.
• Pregnant women should consult their doctors about caffeine consumption. Children have speciﬁc nutrition requirements and should seek nutrition guidance from a paediatrician.
• To meet Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating, consume two to four servings per day of low-fat or skim milk, yoghurt, cheese or other calcium-containing foods made from milk. Servings of skim or low-fat milk as recommended by the Healthy Beverage Guidelines also count as servings of milk products under Canada’s Food Guide. If you don’t or can’t consume milk, choose lactose-free products or other calcium sources.
• For the panel’s complete recommendations on beverage consumption, see the March 2006 issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
CALORIES IN BEVERAGES
Beverages make up an important part of nutrition. You may be surprised how quickly liquid calories add up! Quench your thirst with brewed tea*, a calorie-free, natural, healthy beverage.
*without added milk or sugar
Sources: Health Canada, Canadian Nutrient File 2010.
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CAFFEINE, THE RIGHT WAY
Caffeine is found naturally in coffee and tea. Caffeine can improve alertness for short periods of time. On average there is 45 mg of caffeine in a cup of tea, which is about one-third of the amount found in a cup of coffee.
Sources: Health Canada Caffeine in Food, Dietitians of Canada.
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