Staying Healthy When It's Cold - Is Tea Better Than Orange Juice?
Experts answer four common cold weather questions.
By Amanda Schupak
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Speaking of tea, which is better: tea with milk or tea with lemon?
"I wouldn't recommend milk. Studies have shown that the protein it contains counteracts some of tea's health benefits. In my lab we've shown that separately, caffeinated green tea and a high-protein diet can boost metabolism and burn fat. But when we combined them, milk protein lessened the good effects of green tea on metabolism and long-term weight management. We believe the protein binds to the tea's antioxidant polyphenols, making them less available for your body to use."—Rick Hursel, PhD, Department of Human Biology at Maastricht University, The Netherlands