Apparently, a simple cup of coffee with milk can have an inflammatory effect on humans, according to a new study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen-Department of Food Science and Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
The results that were demonstrated is the same reaction that happens quickly in coffee drinks with milk that have been studied. The researchers further implied that an anti-inflammatory effect can occur when other protein-rich foods, fruits, and vegetables are combined, say a meat dish with vegetables and yogurt.
In achieving best quality food, both the food industry and research community are working on adding the only right amount of polyphenols. Since humans can only consume limited quantities of polyphenol, scientists are finding a way to encapsulate it in protein structures to aid better absorption in the body, compounding the anti-inflammatory effects of polyphenols.