The ability of green versus white tea to protect against in vitro DNA damage caused by a cooked chicken carcinogen (heterocyclic amine).
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The antioxidant data with that interesting lemon juice result can be found in Green Tea vs. White. Other interesting videos on tea include Dietary Brain Wave Alteration and Cannabis Receptors & Food. The longer-the-better brewing time for white tea didn’t surprise me, but this did: Cold-Steeping Green Tea. Another way to maximize the phytonutrient absorption in tea is to eat it; see Is Matcha Good for You? and A Better Breakfast. One can overdo it, though: Overdosing on Tea. Other ways to protect one’s DNA include eating broccoli (see DNA Protection from Broccoli); avoiding bacon (see Carcinogens in the Smell of Frying Bacon); not overdoing stevia (see Is Stevia Good For You?); and eating a plant-based diet (see Repairing DNA Damage and Research Into Reversing Aging).
Isn’t caffeinated tea dehydrating, though? That’s the topic of my next video; see Is Caffeinated Tea Dehydrating?
For further context, check out my associated blog posts: Is Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?; Ergothioneine: A New Vitamin?; Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia?; and Foods That May Block Cancer Formation.
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