Health Benefits

Black, Green and White teas are all made from young leaves and buds of the shrub Camellia Sinenses and contain many natural chemicals that are beneficial to health. Tea is a good source of Manganese, Potassium and Vitamins A, B6, B1 & B2.

Manganese is necessary for bone growth and body development, with 6 cups a day providing almost half of our daily needs, whilst potassium is essential for maintaining a normal heartbeat and allowing nerves and muscles to function correctly.

Recent medical research has suggested that drinking tea may also inhibit the growth of some cancer cells, and 8 to 10 cups per day may reduce the risk of some cancers.

Flavonoides are found in higher concentrations in black, green and white tea (and red wine) than in any other product. Polyphenols are 20 times more effective than vitamin C.

Tea also contains powerful flavonoid antioxidants and polyphenols and 4 or 5 cups of tea a day provide more than 50% of our total dietary requirements of these beneficial chemicals.

Flavonoides are protective natural chemicals which neutralise highly reactive free radicals and inhibit the furring-up of arteries which can lead to strokes and coronary illness.

The risk of a heart attack may be reduced by 44% compared to non-tea drinkers. In addition, black and green tea have a beneficial effect on blood lipids, blood pressure and blood stickiness.

Tea helps to hydrate the human body as it is not a diuretic so drinking tea helps to ensure that your body gets enough water for your needs.  So remember, the next time you drink a cup of tea, not only does it refresh you and taste good but it is certainly doing you good as well.

Black, Green and White teas are far better for you than herbal teas and contain less Caffeine than coffee (see below for details of caffeine in various drinks).

Product

Mg of Caffeine per drink

Filter Coffee

80-150

Instant Coffee

40-108

Espresso Coffee

100

Tea

20-90

Cocoa

7

Cola Drinks

30-46

Small Bar Chocolate

5-35

Lemsip (2 tablets)

50

 

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