The antioxidant content of a number of popular beverages is compared: black tea, coffee, Coke, espresso, grape juice, green tea, hibiscus (Jamaica flower) tea, milk, Pepsi, Red Bull, red tea, red wine, and white wine. Which beats out even powdered (matcha) green tea?
IMPORTANT NOTE: Though the observational data on erythritol does appear rife with reverse causation, a new study published interventional data in mice and in vitro on 2/27/23 that suggests erythritol may indeed be harmful, and so I urge everyone to stop consuming it until we know more.
Note that the impressive manganese content of hibiscus tea may exceed recommended limits at high intakes, though, so we probably shouldn’t drink more than those four tea bags a day’s worth.
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For all our videos on the latest research on green tea, visit our Green Tea topic page.
For more context see my blog posts: Hibiscus tea: flower power; Açaí to Zucchini: antioxidant food rankings; Amla: Indian gooseberries vs. cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol; Is Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?; Top 10 Most Popular Videos of the Year; Treating PMS with Saffron; Hibiscus Tea: The Best Beverage? and Which Common Fruit Fights Cancer Better?