Tea and Health

 Tea has been enjoying a lot of positive press of late. Research has shown that drinking tea can have several health benefits. Some of these potential health benefits are listed below:


Tea’s Health Benefits

  • Helps to regulate blood sugar
  • Helps to regulate blood pressure
  • Helps to regulate cholesterol levels
  • May play a role in combating some forms of cancer
  • May decrease the risk of stroke
  • Promotes oral health
  • Promotes relaxation and the reduction of stress

Below are some of the healthy substances contained in tea that contribute to teas health benefits:

Healthy Substances in Tea


Tea is high in antioxidants which have been shown to be powerful disease fighters. Antioxidants have been found to neutralize substances that can damage cells called free radicals.


Vitamin C - Tea contains Vitamin C which helps reduce stress and fight infection

Vitamin B - Tea contains Vitamin B which aids in carbohydrate metabolism

Vitamin E - Tea contains Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant which is known for reducing signs of aging.


Potassium - Tea contains potassium. Research has shown that dietary potassium may play a role in reducing blood pressure thereby promoting overall heart health.

Manganese - Tea contains manganese which is important for bone growth

Fluoride - Tea contains a natural fluoride which prevents cavities by strengthening tooth enamel.

Amino Acids

Theanine - Research has shown that tea contains Theanine. Theanine may facilitate immune system response and has potential protective qualities. Theanine is one of the primary agents that responsible tea’s relaxing quality

Continued Research

Research continues to be done to fully understand the heath benefits of tea



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