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Interactions of black tea polyphenols with human gut microbiota: implications for gut and cardiovascular health

Article Published Dec 1, 2013

Black Tea Polyphenols (BTP): Phenolic compounds found in the ever popular black tea may positively affect cardiovascular and digestive health. This review article believes that the metabolites from gut microbial conversion of BTP can provide antiinflammatory protection. While the exact compounds in black tea that provide these benefits are unknown, several studies indicate that its beneficial to the body to drink up.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1 Dec. 2013.

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Influence of red wine polyphenols and ethanol on the gut microbiota ecology and biochemical biomarkers

article published jun 1, 2012

Red Wine Polyphenols: Can a moderate intake of red wine affect your gut health? This clinical study set to determine whether red wine, specifically the Merlot grape variety, could act as a prebiotic and positively affect the microbes residing in the gut. The researchers found that the subjects who drank red wine had an increase of five different types of bacteria found naturally in the intestines. They also found that there was an inverse correlation between the bacteria and blood pressure, triglyceride levels, and cholesterol.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1 June 2012.

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