Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Citrus juice may increase green tea's benefits

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Want to get a little more out of that green tea? Try adding a little citrus juice to it. In lab studies, scientists found that citrus juice and vitamin C increase the availability of antioxidants known as catechins, thought to reduce the risk of cancer and heart attack. The current theory is that the citrus juice preserves catechins in the intestines so that more can be absorbed.

The study hasn't been replicated in people yet, but scientists are hopeful. If you like citrus juices, a little dash in your tea certainly won't hurt you. It might even give you a much needed boost in vitamin C during cold season!

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