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Coffee Versus Tea As A Health Drink

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Tea Versus Coffee

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Does Caffeine Increase Anxiety?

Evidence suggests that tea is able to cause a calming effect in the minutes after it is drunk. However, tea contains caffeine, and caffeine has been shown to be an anxiogenic agent in mammals. This apparently paradoxical situation is explainable … Continue reading

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Proanthocyanidins and Theobromine: The Health Effects of Cocoa

Antioxidant phytochemicals found ubiquitously throughout the plant kingdom. Edible plants provide a wide diversity of antioxidants with rich sources being fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, tea, wine and chocolate. Evidence suggest that phytochemical antioxidants are beneficial to the health and may … Continue reading

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Cocao As An Alternative To Tea

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Antioxidants: Don’t Forget Coffee

Evidence suggests that tea contains high amounts of antioxidants. These antioxidants have been measured and their bioavailability in humans evidenced. Green tea is particularly high in catechins (flavan-3-ols) and black tea contains high amounts of theaflavins and thearubigins. These chemicals … Continue reading

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The Best Drink For Rehydration?

There is controversy as to the best way to rehydrate following fluid depletion. The traditional and accepted method is to consume an oral rehydration drink that is a solution of salt and glucose. This takes advantage of the active transport … Continue reading

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Hydration Index (HI) For Drinks

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The Metabolic Effects of Various Drinks

While much of the attention in nutritional circles is given to foods and their metabolic effects, drinks too can play an important role in human health. Although there are many drinks available to humans, in truth we tend to consume … Continue reading

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What Is The Best Drink For Rehydration?

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