An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Message for Chocolate and Tea Lovers

It is recommended practise to have more vegetables and fruits which are very colourfull. They provide lot of bioflavonoids that has plenty of health benefits including antioxidant property, which are considered to be fighting against cancerous cells in our body. Beverages like Tea, Chocolate drinks and Red wine are also good source of antioxidants. The recent findings provides insight into the interaction between the food types that we consume. The milk and its products are found to be negating the beneficial effects of antioxidents in Tea, Coffee and so on….. Take a look at the bad combinations that we usually have daily.

Research published on-line (Tuesday 9 January) in European Heart Journal[1] has found that the protective effect that tea has on the cardiovascular system is totally wiped out by adding milk.

Casein proteins make up a substantial portion of cheese. This suggests that red wine (which has a healthy amount of catechins) and cheese is a bad combination. Chocolate milk similarly blunts the effects of the catechins in the chocolate. Drink your wine with nuts. The nuts have their own beneficial compounds such as another type of flavonoids called anthocyanins (tea has some too). As for chocolate milk: Why dilute something as great as chocolate with mere milk?

Casein proteins show up as food additives in a variety of foods and you can watch for the terms caseinate, casein, milk solids, milk protein, and curds as indicators of their presence.

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