Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Vitamin C boosts absorption of green tea antioxidants: study

Cathy Wong at has already done an exemplary job of summarizing a study indicating that vitamin C helps your body absorb more antioxidants from your green tea, so I won't reinvent the wheel.

I will point out, however, that this study is one in a long line of research pointing to this complementarity between green tea and citrus fruits.

I would also be remiss if didn't remind the unfamiliar that there exists an age-old tradition of adding a piece of, say, dried orange or mikan peel to a pot of tea.

Yet more evidence that the ancient ones knew just what they were doing.

Don't throw that away.

—Mellow Monk

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