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Green Tea - CHES10
Green Tea
New Benefits from an Old Favorite?

CHES10 l 3.00 contact hrs
by Carol Ann Brannon, RDN, MS, LD and Benjamin Gordon, MS, RCEP-ACSM, CES-NASM, CES-ACSM, CSCS-NSCA
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The goal of this program is to describe the different types of tea and explain the purported health benefits of green tea. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Name the plant from which tea is produced.
  • Describe the three major types of tea and how each tea is produced.
  • Name three countries where green tea is primarily consumed.
  • Define functional food, phytochemical, and explain why green tea is considered a functional food/beverage.
  • List the four categories of polyphenols and recognize one class of polyphenols within each category.
  • Name four or more food sources of flavonoids.
  • Identify the major polyphenols found in green and black tea.
  • Describe the antioxidant properties and binding effect of the polyphenols in tea.
  • Discuss at least three proposed mechanisms regarding tea’s ability to protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Explain the relationship between tea drinking and incidence of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks.
  • Explain the proposed benefits of tea regarding dental health, weight control, kidney stone prevention, and possibly protecting against HIV infection.
  • Describe kombucha, a probiotic tea, and its health benefits.
  • 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.
  • Discuss possible interaction of tea and selected medications.

Accreditation Information
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 ContinuingEducation.com, 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.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 11/30/2014

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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

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