Health benefits of green tea and lemon

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Antioxidant Benefits of Green Tea

Antioxidants are naturally occurring elements that protect your body’s cells from damage from environmental toxins and free radicals. Green tea is naturally high in flavonoid antioxidants, particularly epigallocatechin gallate, also known as EGCG. According to Harvard Health Publications, EGCG has been associated with a variety of potential health benefits, including helping prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. Harvard Health states that green tea may help lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, although the available data is still limited.

Benefits of Combining Green Tea With Lemon

According to Purdue University, lemon boosts the health benefits of green tea, as citrus juice makes green tea’s antioxidants more readily available for your body. Catechins prefer an acidic rather than alkaline environment. As the tea passes from your stomach — acidic — to the increasingly alkaline environment of your small intestine, the catechins are broken down. Your body can absorb up to six times more catechins that it would otherwise by combining lemon juice with your green tea. Lemon juice also reduces the effect of certain compounds in green tea that can restrict your ability to absorb iron from foods.

Vitamin C

Lemons are naturally rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C is vital for the development and repair of your body’s tissues, including skin, ligaments, blood vessels, bones, cartilage and teeth. Vitamin C is also important for helping heal wounds and produce scar tissue. The juice from one lemon contains 18.6 milligrams of vitamin C per serving. The recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C is 90 milligrams for men and 75 milligrams for women.

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