Tea is a rich source of antioxidants that help fight off free radicals that cause damage and disease to your body’s cells. The flavonoids in black tea promote heart health by helping to reduce your ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Black tea may also support the good bacteria in your gut to stay healthy and reduce the number of bad bacteria due to the polyphenols. Black tea may also help to reduce your blood pressure and risk of stroke, promote heart health and healthy blood sugar levels.
Corn-starch provides a good source of copper which works with iron to make red blood cells. Also, selenium which supports the health of your thyroid. Your thyroid produces hormones and plays a major role in the rate of your metabolism.
Milk is a great source of protein as well as calcium. Each 250mls of milk is one serve of dairy. Milk is a good source of fat-soluble vitamins A and D. Also, iodine, selenium, vitamin B12 and choline. Vitamin B12 and choline support the normal functioning of your central nervous system.
Over 70% of adults in Australia and over 50% of children in Australia do not meet their daily fibre needs.
Fibre is essential not only for gut health but also promotes sustained energy release by gradually releasing sugar into your bloodstream. This gradual release will help you to feel fuller for longer and as a result, assist in maintaining healthy body weight. Give this Asian inspired pudding a try.