Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Don't put milk in your green tea!

...if you want to preserve your tea's antioxidant properties, that is.

A study done in Italy found that when mixed with cow's milk, both green and black tea completely lost their antioxidant effects inside the body.

The researchers theorize that this destruction of antioxidant properties is from the proteins in the milk binding to the tea's polyphenols.

Incidentally, it was also found that green tea is six times as potent as black tea when it comes to disease-fighting antioxidant effects.

—Mellow Monk

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