Tea has been recognized by cultures around the world for its capacity to soothe, restore and refresh. Far from being a fictitious promise, tea has been lauded for an array of potential health benefits from reducing cancer and heart disease risk to improving dental health and boosting weight loss.
Tea and Heart Health
black tea intake and heart health reported decreased incidence of heart attack, whereas drinking green tea was associated with lower total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides, and higher HDL levels
Can Tea Prevent Cancer?
It has been suggested that poly phenol compounds — particularly catechist — in tea may play a role in preventing cancer. However, studies related to black tea and different types of cancers have been extremely limited or conflicting.
Tea for Teeth
more likely reason for tea’s anticariogenic effect is its fluoride content. Tea usually is brewed with fluoridated water and the tea plant naturally accumulates fluoride from the soil
Tea and Caffeine
The caffeine content of tea varies widely depending on the kind of tea used and the way in which it is brewed. Typical levels for tea are less than half that of coffee, ranging from 20 to 90 milligrams per 8 fluid ounces
Cochran Neva ,MS,RD,LD, (2012) , Food and Nutrition Magazine 7089
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