Tea and Fast Replenishment

Quick Replenishment
More studies on rats, but this mechanism is known to transfer well to humans. Richard Anderson of the USDA looked at glucose uptake by fat cells, and found that cold tea boosts uptake by a factor of fifteen. (That’s a lot.) Herbal teas had no effect; milk and soy limit it. The report doesn’t discuss green teas. What this means – after a hard workout, restoring muscle glycogen is the first step to recovery. Apparently spiking your carb + protein drink with tea tremendously accelerates absorbtion. To be published in J. Agricultural and Food Chemistry (reported in New Scientist, 26-Oct-2002). (11/9)

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