[benbaxterband 2023] Adding milk to coffee doubles the anti-inflammatory effect

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Danish scientists published a paper in the latest issue of "Journal of Agri...

Danish scientists published a paper in the latest issue of "Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry" and revealed that coffee beans are rich in polyphenols, while milk is rich in protein, protein and antioxidants (coffee + milk), making antioxidants. together. - The inflammatory effect of immune cells is doubled.


[benbaxterband 2023] Adding milk to coffee doubles the anti-inflammatory effect

When bacteria, viruses, etc. enter the body, the immune system mobilizes white blood cells and chemicals for protection, commonly referred to as inflammation. Natural antioxidant polyphenols found in various fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, and red wine protect human health by reducing oxidative stress that causes inflammation in the body.


In a recent study, scientists at the University of Copenhagen studied the behavior of polyphenols when bound to amino acids, building blocks of proteins, in cell experiments. Studies have shown that inflammation suppression by immune cells increases when polyphenols react with amino acids.



To study the anti-inflammatory effects of protein-bound polyphenols, the research team inflamed immune cells and then administered different amounts of polyphenols that react with amino acids to some cells, while administering only a single dose to other cells. It was found that immune cells treated with a combination of polyphenols and amino acids were twice as effective at fighting inflammation as cells that received polyphenols alone.


“Interactions between polyphenols and proteins also occur in some coffee drinks with added milk, and it is not difficult to imagine that other foods containing protein and fruits or vegetables could potentially have anti-inflammatory effects.”


The research team pointed out that since humans cannot directly absorb excess polyphenols, scientists are researching ways to increase the efficiency of absorption by the body by encapsulating polyphenols in protein structures.


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