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Tea Antioxidant Levels
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
White tea: All teas come form camellia sinensis. The way they are process could decrease the amount of antioxidants. White teas do not undergo oxidation, thereby giving the tea a light and delicate taste. It has the greatest amount of the antioxidant called, epigallocatechin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, there are: Most teas (including peppermint) are rich with antioxidants. ...Read more
Tea is good: A couple of cups of green tea daily are unlikely to overload you will antioxidants. ...Read more
White tea: To obtain the most antioxidants drink white tea (which is actually one form of green tea). Purchase tea that is either in individually sealed packets that are airtight or that comes in metal cans. Freshness of the tea is desired. ...Read more
Probably not: Once the tea is mixed with water, the antioxidants start to break down. By the time the product gets from where it was first mixed to when you drink it could be weeks or months. The antioxidants are not likely going to be viable for that length of time. Raw fruits and vegetables are probably your best bet. Some supplements like astaxanthin and curcumin may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have any: idea how terrible green tea that is steeped for 30 minutes would taste? ...Read more
I drink 12 fluid ounces of pom antioxidant super tea a day. What pros and cons does this have on my body?
We need more data: but Pom appears to lower blood pressure and may be helpful unless you tend to low BP. Here's a link http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-392-POMEGRANATE.aspx?activeIngredientId=392&activeIngredientName=POMEGRANATE Tea has theanine in it which helps you relax and be focused. Too much liquid or caffeine may have other side effects. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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