Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tea With A Twist

Are you a tea drinker why not add a twist to it. We all know that tea is good for us but adding a lemon to it will do more good to our body. The journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research reported a study showing that adding 2-3 tablespoons of citrus juice like orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit to 1 cup of green tea improves the stability of catechins (the antioxidants that help prevent cance, stroke and heart disease). It also increases the amount available for digestion up to five times. Although most teas are high in catechins, they are unstable in nonacidic environments such as your intestines, so less than 20% is usually absorbed. By steeping one tea bag in 1 cup of boiling water for 3-5 minutes and then adding some juice, you'll ensure high levels of antioxidants.

Source: MuscleMag


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