Category Archives: Tea

Should we obtain our  antioxidants from food, or from supplements?: Part (I): The Food Antioxidants

Should we obtain our antioxidants from food, or from supplements?: Part (I): The Food Antioxidants

Antioxidant supplements are big business: As of 1999  in the US [1], the vitamin C  market was worth $843 Million; the Vitamin E  market $731 Million. Quoting Nutraceutical World [2]:  “…Overall, for the estimated $25 billion U.S. dietary supplement industry, the prognosis is good, very good…[for expansion]”  That was in 2010. …Read the Rest

Black tea polyphenols may reduce cancer risk (nutringredients-usa)

Black tea polyphenols may reduce cancer risk (nutringredients-usa)

MediNewsDigest: Black tea drinkers need not feel the contempt of the green tea drinkers anymore…Seriously, black tea also has anti-cancer benefits through it’s polyphenol-B, according to  this study, publicized  by nutringredients-usa .  The abstract can be found at an article  from Food Chem Toxicol 2010 Sep 6, which has an entry in unboundmedicine.com.  Note the interesting …Read the Rest

Catechin contents in tea (Camellia sinensis) as affected by cultivar and environment and their relation to chlorophyll contents (ScienceDirect)

Catechin contents in tea (Camellia sinensis) as affected by cultivar and environment and their relation to chlorophyll contents (ScienceDirect)

MediNewsDirect: Healing and illness preventation attributed to tea are depend on catechins (Source : National Cancer Institute).      This study from China, links chlorophyll and the regulation of individual catechins in tea.  “….Chlorophyll contents were significantly influenced by climate factors, with the highest correlation coefficient for daily lowest temperature…”  Healthiest tea in …Read the Rest

Comparing Green and Oolong Teas health benefits

Comparing Green and Oolong Teas health benefits

 MediNewsDigest: We like very much the article by Cathy Wong on oolong tea .  Note the references at the end of her paper. This is no fluff….Looks like green tea is not the only one which might give health benefits. Oolongs positive activitie  should mainly be  in the areas of heart disease, diabetes, weight loss. However, …Read the Rest

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