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Is Decaffeinated Green Tea Better?

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Ask the Diva: Is Decaffeinated Green Tea Just as Good?

Q. I was wondering if the active ingredient in green tea (I forget what it's called) remains if the green tea is decaffeinated?

A. I think you’re referring to EGCG, an antioxidant in green tea that has been linked to several potential health benefits. Decaffeinated green tea does contain some EGCG, but a lot less than what you get from regular green tea. For more details, here’s a link to my show on green tea.

About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.