Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Green tea, the "official" beverage of the New York Yankees clubhouse

Who would have ever thought: Green tea is now the beverage of choice for more than a few players in the New York Yankees clubhouse. Even manager Joe Torre drinks pints of green tea each day. Says Torre, "It's become more a part of our lifestyles."


Torre made the switch to green tea after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and his doctor gave him a list of antioxidant-rich foods—including green tea.


But green tea isn't just healthy; it may also improve athletic performance:


[O]ne study that appeared in the online edition of the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology found regular use of green tea extract might improve endurance.

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