Monday, September 7, 2009
Green Tea is Better Absorbed with Vitamin C and Sucrose?
Anyone that reads my blog regularly knows that I am obsessed with green tea. My husband and I drink anywhere from 6 to 10 cups a day. We choose green tea over water whenever possible. Lately we have been adding fresh sliced ginger to our tea to increase the health benefits of our daily beverage.
An abstract I read today was the second one to suggest that vitamin C helps the body to get more benefits from the green tea. Since I had vitamin C powder at home I decided to add a ¼ teaspoon of vitamin C powder to our mugs of double green tea today.
I am having difficulty adding sucrose to our tea as the abstract suggests. I know that sugar feeds cancer; so adding it our daily beverage is not something I would do without a lot more research. I checked the sugar composition of agave and it is fructose and glucose so that won’t work. If/when I find out more information on glucose helping the body to absorb more antioxidants I will blog about it. For now I will only be adding powdered vitamin C to our green tea with ginger.