Tea is enjoyed worldwide because of its calming and relaxing effects. But scientific research is just beginning to explore and discover the nutritional benefits associated with consuming tea. Evidence from nutritional research has shown that green or black tea from the evergreen tree known as Camellia sinensis has powerful substances known as polyphenols. The predominate polyphenol found in tea is called Epigallocatechin gallate which has anti-oxidant properties. The anti-oxidants help to protect the body against damage from free radicals. Free radicals are natural byproducts of metabolism, but may also be formed in the body as a result of smoking, air pollution, and exposure to sun light.
Some of the Health and Nutritional benefits observed when Tea is consumed routinely are:
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