COCOA & GREEN TEA COM­POUNDS COUNTER IN­FLAM­MA­TION

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Cocoa and d green tea con­tain high lev­els of an­tiox­i­dants, as a num­ber of pre­vi­ous stud­ies have sug­gested a va­ri­ety of car­dio­vas­cu­lar, brain, and skin KHDOWK EHQH­fiWs. :KHUHDs FRFRD Ls ULFK LQ flDYDQROs, JUHHQ WHD is abun­dant in polyphe­nols in­clud­ing epi­gal­lo­cat­e­chin gal­late (EGCG). 5eVeDrFKerV IrRP WKe U6 DeSDrWPeQW RI AJrLFXOWXre’V AJrLFXOWXre 5eVeDrFK 6erYLFe in­cluded 20 adult men and women LQ D VWXGy, LQ wKLFK eDFK VXE­jeFW con­sumed a con­trolled diet with four cocoa bev­er­ages con­tain­ing EeWweeQ 30 DQG 900 PJ flDYDQROV Ser GDy, Rr A73 PDWFKeG WR D FRFRD EeYerDJe IRr flDYDQRO FRQWeQW IRr fiYe GDyV. AIWer FRQVXPSWLRQ RI FRFRD EeYerDJe, &-reDFWLYe SrRWeLQ (&53)– D PDrNer RI LQflDPPDWLRQ, DQG 8-LVRSrRVWDWe – D PDrNer RI RxLGDWLYe VWreVV, wDV PDrNeGOy reGXFeG. *reeQ WeD wDV IRXQG WR ORwer WKe LQflDPPDWRry FRPSRXQG, fiErLQRJeQ. 7Ke reSRrW FRQFOXGeG WKDW VKRrW-WerP LQWDNe RI FRFRD DQG JreeQ WeD flDYDQROV DIIeFW VeOeFWeG PDrNerV RI RQe Rr PRre PeDVXreV RI RxLGDWLYe VWreVV, LQflDPPDWLRQ Rr KePRVWDVLV LQ REeVe DGXOWV DW rLVN IRr LQVXOLQ reVLVWDQFe. 7LPe WR XS WKe JreeQ tea and maybe add a tea­spoon of unsweet­ened cocoa to your cof­fee for an ex­tra KeDOWK ERRVW. Ref­er­ence: K 6 6WRWe, % A &OeYLGeQFe, - A 1RYRWQy, 7 HeQGerVRQ, 6 9 5DGeFNL, eW DO. “EIIeFW RI cocoa and green tea on biomark­ers of glu­cose reg­u­la­tion, ox­ida­tive stress, LQflDPPDWLRQ DQG KePRVWDVLV LQ REeVe DGXOWV DW rLVN IRr LQVXOLQ reVLVWDQFe.” EXrRSeDQ -RXrQDO RI &OLQLFDO 1XWrLWLRQ, AXJXVW 1, 2012.

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