BENEFITS OF TEA


Antioxidants

Tea contains high levels of antioxidants, which aid in cell regeneration. Some studies indicate they may even prevent cancer!


Metabolism

Tea speeds up your metabolism, particularly Green Tea. This is an added bonus to the fact that it contains no calories.


Nervous Nancy

Tea can calm you down when you’re nervous. A nice, hot mug of tea at the end of a long, stressful day can do wonders for your state of mind!


Better Skin

Tea will make your skin look better. Studies indicate that the antioxidants in tea may help keep acne at bay and improve your skin's overall appearance.


A Happy Immune System

Tea helps boost your immune system. If you are looking to get sick less often, tea is the beverage for you.


Sleepy Sally

Tea can help you sleep better at night. Insomniacs should try rooibos at night before they go to bed.


 Better Teeth

The tannin's in fluoride and tea help fight tooth decay. Drink more tea, end up with a better smile!

In addition to all of the above, tea drinkers in general seem to be more happy, energized yet relaxed! Tea is no longer your "grandmother’s choice of beverage", studies show it is the fastest growing consumed beverage! Hopefully you will enjoy this beautiful beverage too

The Health Benefits of Tea

 

Across the country, restaurants, cultural venues and retail shops  serve premium teas, while most supermarkets, convenience stores and  vending machines are stocking bottled tea.

According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A. Inc., the number of  Americans who will drink tea today is over 158 million, about half the  U.S. population. And, the trend of increased consumer purchases of tea  is expected to continue over the next five years.

Ever since 2737 B.C., when Chinese legend says leaves from an overhanging Camellia sinensis plant  fell into Emperor Shennong's cup of boiling water, 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

The strongest evidence is on the side of heart health, attributed to the antioxidant effects in tea.    Studies that looked at the relationship of 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 (the "good" cholesterol) levels.


Can Tea Prevent Cancer?

Support for tea's cancer prevention benefits is less compelling. It  has been suggested that polyphenol compounds — particularly catechins —  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

In 2010, Japanese researchers reported at least one cup of green tea  per day was associated with significantly decreased odds for tooth loss.  Other studies have suggested tea may lower the pH of the tooth surface,  suppressing the growth of periodontal bacteria. A 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 Weight Loss

Evidence supporting tea as a weight-loss aid is based mainly on  studies that used tea extracts (epigallocatechin gallate and other  polyphenols and caffeine). These results may not be directly applicable  to brewed tea consumed in normal amounts.


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 (compared to 50 to 120 milligrams in coffee).