Sunday, March 02, 2008

Citrus juice boosts green tea's antioxidents

Adding citrus juice to your green tea increases the amount of EGCG and other green tea antioxidants that make it into your bloodstream. It seems that the vitamin C or something else in the juice binds to the antioxidant molecules and protects them during digestion.

So the British custom of putting lemon in black tea and the Japanese custom of putting pieces of orange peel in a pot of green tea could be rooted in ancient knowledge of the health benefits involved. Pretty cool!

No, we said green tea!

—Mellow Monk

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