Like cream in your coffee? Strawberries on your ice cream? Smoothies?
New research is suggesting that antioxidants from food lose their power when eaten with milk protein.
Several research studies have documented the affect milk protein has on antioxidants. In a study recently published, researchers added a strawberry preparation to yogurt and found this produced an immediate decrease in total antioxidant activity of 23%. When individual compounds were considered, the decrease was greater in all them, with catechin and epicatechin both showing decreases of 60% each. These compounds are behind the healing effects of green tea, and are also found in coffee and cocoa.Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/dairy-antioxidants-nearly-useless/#ixzz3QAznTiqP
The article goes on to say that you need to eat your anti-oxidant rich foods separate from your dairy foods.
No more smoothies, cream in your coffee or tea…Strawberries on your ice cream?
Now putting on my common sense hat – people have been eating fruit and dairy for as long as we can remember. My grandparents used to split a cantaloupe and fill the center with vanilla ice cream. There is something fundamentally flawed about this study.
Now it could be that our food has been altered so much that it no longer resembles or reacts the way nature intended.
Look at all the new food allergies – soy, peanuts, milk, wheat. This never used to be the case.
I’m starting to think that the only food that is safe to eat is food that you grow or produce yourself. I would love to be able to do that. Just a small farmette. Maybe start a co-op.
But there’s the pesky thing – working for a living. That really gets in the way, doesn’t it?