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Grab a Quick Cup of Antioxidants

How to get a healthy dose of antioxidants

by Meri Raffetto RD, LDN  |  2008 views  |  2 comments  |        Rate this now! 

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Meri Raffetto is a Registered Dietitian, and a columnist for Work It, Mom! and the founder of Real Living Nutrition Services, an online weight loss program that empowers people to make small changes s

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  • Hi Mary- there is some evidence that decaffeinated green tea has less antioxidants, but the process doesn't destroy them all so it is still beneficial for you. The research that has been done on tea is derived from green, black, and oolong tea that all come from a plant called Camillia Sinensis. Rooibos tea is an herbal tea. I wouldn't say it is an urban myth, but there just hasn't been any concentrated research on specific diseases like there has been with the other teas. There is evidence of antioxidants in Rooibos, but again more research is needed to back up some of the claims. Sounds like a good idea to mix it up a little and have different teas for your different moods. :)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Meri Raffetto RD, LDN on 8th August 2007

  • I've heard that rooibos (yet another tea) is also a great source of anti-oxidents. Is this true, or an urban myth?


    I can't drink caffeine, so I drink decaf green tea. Is it just as high in anti-oxidents?

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MaryP on 27th July 2007

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