MYTH 2- Unlike the regular Black tea, Green tea has Antioxidants with ‘detox’ properties.
FACT 2- If Green tea has Antioxidants, so does Black.
In each case, oxidation or non oxidation gives the tea a different set of Antioxidant compounds.
Research says that if Catechin and Kaempferol are Antioxidants in Green tea then Quercetin and Theaflavins in Black tea are equally effective Antioxidants.
(Research by American Society for Nutrition, ASN & NCBI, U.S)
Just that we don’t have TV commercials with skinny models promoting our ‘chai‘ for ‘andar wala‘ cleanse/ detox etc.
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