|For centuries the Chinese have used tea as much for medicinal purposes, as
they have a tasty beverage. No one needed to prove to them that tea held
the key to better health. The proof was in the pudding, so to speak…or rather,
in the teacup.
|But the wary Western world
always insisted on proof,
proof, and more proof. And they’ve gotten
what they’ve asked for in the form of
hundreds of colleges, medical centers,
scientists, and governmental agencies that
already knew; tea is healthy for the body,
mind, and spirit. It not only helps to heal the
inside, but the outside as well.Numerous studies on everything from
halitosis (bad breath), to heart disease, high
blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes, show
that tea plays a major role in helping to heal
or eliminate sickness and disease.
It helps boost the immune system to aid in
|fighting off infections, and warding off colds and flu, aids in digestive problems, irritable bowel
syndrome, and helps strengthen teeth and bones, and more.The tiny tea leaf is an amazing thing. But I bet you’re wondering what’s in tea that makes it so
healthy. Well, let’s take a look.
Tea – What’s in There?
| Tea is filled to the brim with good stuff – vitamins, minerals, and
antioxidants in the form of polyphenols EGCG, and tannic acid,
which fight diseases, inflammation, and cell damage resulting in
some forms of cancer.But to make it easier to understand how it fights illness and
disease, we’ll break the tea leaf down, and look at some of the
specific compounds and what they do. We’ll start with EGCG, an
antioxidant with a great big name.
Like aspirin, EGCG has anti-clotting
This is one of the reasons tea has such a soothing effect on the
Other Vitamins and Minerals in Tea
Vitamin C – an anti-inflammatory and important antioxidant.
Thiamine – a water soluble B vitamin. Helps with concentration and mental acuity, and
|Flouride – aids in growth and strength of bones and teeth.
Aluminum – (contains trace amounts) helps relieve excess gastric acids and soothes heartburn
Manganese – this trace element helps build connective tissue, such as muscle and tendons, and
This is only a partial list of the health benefits, and vitamins and minerals contained in tea. Every
Needless to say, tea not only tastes good, but is very, very good for us, too. Enjoy.