Healthy brew: Probiotic tea and coffee for gut's sake

The probiotic coffee and tea beverages are developed by a team of NUS researchers consisting (from left) Alcine Chan, Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan and Wang Rui.
The probiotic coffee and tea beverages are developed by a team of NUS researchers consisting (from left) Alcine Chan, Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan and Wang Rui.PHOTO: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Fancy a cup of coffee or tea packed with live probiotics that could improve your gut health?

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have concocted the drinks using a fermentation process which produces healthy compounds that increase the amount of nutrients absorbed by the body while retaining the health benefits associated with coffee and tea.

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