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.
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, fitness professionals, and massage therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.
Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 1 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2010
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).