Monday, July 10, 2006

Health Benefits of Tea

· polyphenols, or flavonoids, are antioxidants in tea that are 30 times more potent than Vitamin C and E
· they are said to inhibit cancer by blocking the formation of cancer-causing compounds and suppressing the activation of carinogens
· oolong teas protect from a wider range of assaults to the health due to their extreme variety, in which the entire range of polyphenols occur
· tea drinking reduces risk of cancers such as colon, oral bladder, colorectal, prostate, lung, stomach, esophageal, breast, skin and kidney

Alzheimer’s Disease
· tea helps to improve memory and possibly protect against Alzheimer’s disease
· tea inhibits the activity of enzymes in the brain associated with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Bone Density
· tea contains both fluoride and phytoestrogens, which are known to increase bone density and strength
Heart Disease
· tea drinking helps prevent heart disease by interfering
with plaque forming in the heart’s arteries and increasing the function of blood vessels
post heart attack heavy tea drinkers (14 or more cups per week) had a 44% reduced risk of dying of heart attacks compared with non-tea drinkers

· consumption of pu er tea (a special bacteria fermented Chinese tea) results in a significant drop in cholesterol levels

· a serving of tea contains about 40 milligrams of caffeine, less than half as much as is found in a serving of coffee

· tea delays the appearance of ageing, enhancing the skin so that new wrinkles take a longer time to appear
· drinking tea reduces the risk of chronic gastritis

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.