Guarana found to have higher antioxidant potential than green tea

(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers at the University of S ã o Paulo's Public Health School have discovered that the seeds of the tropical shrub guarana, used in fizzy drinks popular in Brazil, contain more than 10 times the amount of catechins found in green tea. Catechins, when properly absorbed, reduce the oxidative stress associated with the development of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disorders, as well as diabetes, cancer, inflammation and premature aging due to cell death.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news