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Casein and Antioxidants?

Ive been reading how casein binds to catechin’s (the antioxidants in tea). Since casein hangs around in your stomach for ages i thought it might possibly bind other catechins throughout the rest of the day. Is this bad? I know it polymerises (curds) in the stomach which might help prevent binding but does anyone know? my own diet is contains HUGE amounts of casein…

I’m sure quite a bit of binding occurs. All day long. Your body can deal with it. It’s good at pulling things apart to get what it needs.