Wednesday, November 30, 2005

How green tea TKO's the flu

This is a somewhat technical summary of a study that found that the antioxidants in green tea can help stave off the flu.

Specifically, green tea's catechins inhibited the plaque-forming capabilities of the influenza virus. What's more, the catechins tested—EGCG, EGC, and ECG—were most effective when present together.

And one of those antioxidants, EGCG, is found only in green tea.

—Mellow Monk

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