January 3, 2008

Antioxidants in teas

I subscribe to Daily Candy to keep me fresh beyond my daily tea musings. Today's issue has a product description link to a health promotion company FRS. One of the company's linked article mentions "Catechins" (specific compounds found in teas with strong antioxidant properties) that "researchers have found EGCG — the primary catechin in *green tea — is 100 times more potent than vitamin C against free radical damage."

*my comment: Catechins are also present in oolong teas (my favorite) which are green teas oxidized in various degrees during tea production.

I happen to have few resarch articles relating to Catechins in tea. For the past two hours I detoured myself from reading daily news to updating my http://www.joysoftea.com/ website's reference section.

Now it's your turn to detour.:)) Prepare yourself with a pot of good tea, and start to peruse those articles at your own leisure--all for better physical and mental health!