- Contains 1/3 less caffeine than coffee or cola
- Helps reduce fatigue
- Maintains mental alertness
- Stabilizes fluid levels
- Is fat free and calorie free
The antioxidant in tea helps in preventing cancers of the mouth, stomach, pancreas, lungs, esophagus, colon, breast and prostate.
The antioxidants in a single cup of tea equal those in one serving of vegetables. Tea’s flavanoids prevent heart disease by
- Reducing Blood clotting
- Lowering Blood pressure
- Lowering Cholesterol
A study conducted by Harvard University researchers found that those who consumed one or more cups of black tea per day had more than a 40 percent lower risk of having a heart attack compared to non-tea drinkers.
Tea is a rare source of natural fluoride which inhibits growth of the oral bacteria and enzymes responsible for dental plaque.
Tea is also a rich source of manganese, necessary for healthy bones, and of potassium which regulates the heartbeat.
Other valuable vitamins and minerals found in tea include vitamins B1, B2, B6, folic acid, and calcium.
Scientists are eagerly investigating the relationship between tea consumption and the reduction ofrisks associated with heart disease and stroke prevention. Although there isn't definitive evidence of a direct relationship, researchers are encouraged by preliminary findings. A number of recent population studies conducted in the United States and Europe have found that black tea consumption is associated with a reduce risk of heart disease ( Stensvold, Kromhout, Sesso) and Storke (Keli). Some recent animal and human studies suggest that tea antioxidants may help reduce the risk of heart diease and stroke in two ways: by maintaining the health of the body's circulatory system of arteris and veins, and by reducing the risk of blood clots ( Tijburg, Folts).
The mysteries of cancer still continue to perplex Scientists, but part pf their continuing research is the effect of diet on the disease. Some observational studies have suggested that increasing your consumption of plant foods, such as fruits, vegtables, and tea may be associated with a lower risk of cancer, According to the American Cancer Society Guidelines on Diet, Nutrituion, and Cancer prevention, and increasing the natural death of damaged cells ( Ahamad, chen, Lilu). Human studies have confirmed that significant levels of tea flavonoids can be found in himan plasma and tissues after tea drinking ( Yang, Hallman). Tea flavonoids can be found in himan plasma and tissues after tea drinking ( Yang, Hollman). Tea flavonoids have been found to reduce measures of oxidative damage in people ( Klaunig, Xue, Shim).
It's calorie-free It's fat-free.It's sodium-free. Andit's sugar-free (unless you add your own or buy some ready-to-drink varieties). Make tea part of your healthy lifestyle ( eating right, exercising and avoiding smoking) and it's a refreshing step in the right direction.