Green tea is well known for its many health benefits, and we have catechins, its antioxidants, to thank for that. Unfortunately, catechins don’t do so well in our digestive system, so by the time it passes through the dietary tract, only less than 20 per cent of its compounds remain. According to one American study, you can retain up to 80 per cent of catechins by adding some lemon juice to your drink. Apparently the vitamin C and other elements in the juice help stabilise catechins to prevent them from degradation. Besides this tangy pairing, other citrus juices work too, though to a lesser extent. Orange juice trails a little behind, followed by lime and then grapefruit juice.
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