More Reasons to include in your daily diet:
- Like fruits and vegetables, brewed teas contain natural antioxidants called flavonoids. Research suggests that antioxidants help the body protect itself from the harmful effects of “free radicals” which are molecules that can damage cells.
- The included black and green tea as that possibly reduce the risk of , as well as gastric, esophageal andskin cancers. Analyses of research showed that drinking three cups of tea daily reduced the risk for cardiovascular disease death or heart attack by about 10-12%.
- Theanine, a unique amino acid found in tea, activates specific cells involved in the “first line of defense” cells of the immune system, which may reduce the risk of viral and bacterial infections suggesting that regular tea consumption may help support the body’s immune system. It also seems to help relax the mind allowing one to focus on the task at hand.