Read an article (more a blurb, really) some months ago that basically ran thus:
Taking milk w/tea greatly reduces its antioxidant effects. Taking lemon with tea significantly enhances its antioxidant effects.
One of my fave quick meals is a big bowl of oatmeal made with whole milk and a bunch of walnuts and frozen berries. Similarly, I’ll make fruit-and-protein smoothies like this: cup of berries, some OJ concentrate, walnuts, olive oil, water or apple juice (varies), raw eggs (sometimes), whey protein, cup of plain yogurt.
I’m also considering supplementing w/calcium in the morning, as I’m not sure I get enough from my diet. I definitely don’t get enough fruits and veggies in my diet (though I’ll occasionally throw half a bag of frozen mixed veggies into an omlet).
SO… I like milk, like yogurt, like the protein I get from both. Am I negating the effects (at least the antioxidant effects) of the berries/tea/veggies I ingest by consuming them at the same meal w/dairy? If I were to invest in Biotest Superfood, for instance, should I not consume it w/milk/yogurt/related foods? Other high-calcium foods?
Another possibility (re. the milk/tea thing above): something other than the calcium interfering w/antioxidant effects of tea? What about dairy and vitamin C?
Wondering if this is the sort of thing one should time like w/dairy and ZMA. Other than deciding if I want some cottage cheese or a ZMA sleep-boost more before I go to bed, I’ve never really worried about nutrient timing.
Thanks in advance to anyone with some real insight into this. -F