flavonoids

Powdered Tea Mixes Contain Some Beneficial Compounds

Powdered green-tea beverage mixes do contain beneficial compounds, but not much compared to brewed tea, according to a scientist who specializes in nutrition research. The green-tea drink mixes contain flavonoids, mostly compounds called catechins, Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, senior scientist in the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging...

Black Tea Flavonoids May Help Tame the Flu

It is possible that flavonoids in black tea, red wine and blueberries work with gut microbes – those found in the digestive tract — to protect against flu and other viral infections. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in...

Stronger Bone Health and Tea

The journal “Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition” brings more good news for women who drink tea. Their love of the leaf may lead to better bone mineral density (BMD). The study examined a wide range of epidemiological studies that had been conducted across the globe. A correlation between improved BMD and tea...

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Tea Helps Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States have looked at more than 170,000 people to examine the impact of flavonoids on ovarian cancer risk. Aedín Cassidy, Tianyi Huang, Megan S. Rice, Eric B. Rimm and Shelley S. Tworoger drew their information from participants in the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study...