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Antioxidants in Rooibos, Honeybush & Chamomile: What Do They Actually Do? Part 5

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What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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Antioxidants in Green vs Black Teas: What's the Difference? Part 4

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Many think that black teas contain no antioxidants because they have been oxidized, but the truth is a bit more complex than that. This post looks at the antioxidant levels and types in green and black teas, their capacity to neutralize free radicals, how they differ, and their bioavailability (especially when it comes to adding milk to your tea).

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Antioxidants in Green vs Black Teas: What's the Difference? Part 4

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Many think that black teas contain no antioxidants because they have been oxidized, but the truth is a bit more complex than that. This post looks at the antioxidant levels and types in green and black teas, their capacity to neutralize free radicals, how they differ, and their bioavailability (especially when it comes to adding milk to your tea).

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Busting the Matcha Myth: Does matcha really have 137 times more antioxidants (EGCG) than green tea? Part 3 Antiox Series

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The matcha industry claims that matcha contains 137 times the EGCG levels of green tea, but this is blatantly false. This figure is taken out of context from one flawed study, and if its antioxidants levels were actually that high matcha would be deadly! This blog (Part 3 of my Antioxidants Series) busts this matcha myth once and for all and looks at actual antioxidant levels in matcha and green tea.

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The matcha industry claims that matcha contains 137 times the EGCG levels of green tea, but this is blatantly false. This figure is taken out of context from one flawed study, and if its antioxidants levels were actually that high matcha would be deadly! This blog (Part 3 of my Antioxidants Series) busts this matcha myth once and for all and looks at actual antioxidant levels in matcha and green tea.

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All About Antioxidants: A Chat with the Herbalist - Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of our series on antioxidants! Antioxidants have long been touted as powerfully healthy compounds, yet the specifics remain unclear. Studies that look at the effects of tocopherols, beta carotene and vitamin C (antioxidants) have often found little difference between the antioxidant intervention, and the placebo. But that isn’t the whole story. This post is a Q&A of the big questions about antioxidants, we hope you enjoy!

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All About Antioxidants: A Chat with the Herbalist - Part 2

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on antioxidants! Antioxidants have long been touted as powerfully healthy compounds, yet the specifics remain unclear. Studies that look at the effects of tocopherols, beta carotene and vitamin C (antioxidants) have often found little difference between the antioxidant intervention, and the placebo. But that isn’t the whole story. This post is a Q&A of the big questions about antioxidants, we hope you enjoy!

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What Are Antioxidants and How Do They Work? Part 1

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This series of posts about antioxidants and antioxidants in tea will try to shed some scientifically robust light on them. In this, my first part of my series on antioxidants, I will delve into what free radicals are and just how important it is that we have the antioxidants available to neutralize them, before introducing how antioxidants can affect health.

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What Are Antioxidants and How Do They Work? Part 1

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This series of posts about antioxidants and antioxidants in tea will try to shed some scientifically robust light on them. In this, my first part of my series on antioxidants, I will delve into what free radicals are and just how important it is that we have the antioxidants available to neutralize them, before introducing how antioxidants can affect health.

Read more