Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cold Tea Drinks

Cold drink manufacturers are quick to grab the market for the antioxidant revolution. Many health benefits for antioxidants are being published and the public is getting aware of what good antioxidants can do to our health.

Green tea cold drinks flavored with fruit juices are common these days. They are widely available and are easy to find in the grocery shelves. Popular flavors are apple and lemon but other flavors are also available such as strawberry, peach and even pomegranate.

EGCG(epigallocatechin gallate) is a major component of green tea and has a multitude of antioxidant benefits. However, only a small amount is absorbed by our body but combining it with citrus juices can multiply the amount absorbed many times. See my earlier post: How To Absorb More Antioxidants From Green Tea. Having this in mind, lemon flavored green tea cold drinks may be the best choice if you want more antioxidants absorbed by your body.

Antioxidants and Health