- Neutralize the effects to your body of harmful fats and oils
- Inhibit bacteria and viruses
- Improve digestion
- Protect against oxidation in your brain and liver
- Help promote healthy gums
- Improved mental alertness and slowing of brain-cell degeneration
- Reduced blood pressure
- Protection again type 2 diabetes
- Lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Lower risk of breast, colon, lung, ovarian and prostate cancers
- Reduced risk of heart attack and stroke
Guess tea is just the best way to stay hydrated!
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Tea drinking isn’t harmful and fits well with a healthy lifestyle.
Tea, especially green tea, is often said to be good for your health. But if tea is good for you, how good? And why?
It turns out that tea does contain substances that have been linked to a lower risk for heart disease, cancer, and other health problems that affect men. But if you just don’t like tea, take heart: Tea drinking alone will never come close to the most potent health promoter we know of—a healthy lifestyle. And coffee may provide a similar health boost (see “A healthy sip for java junkies, too”).
“Tea consumption, especially green tea, may not be the magic bullet, but it can be incorporated in an overall healthy diet with whole grains, fish, fruits and vegetables, and less red and processed meat,” says Qi Sun, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health.