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Health Benefits and Tea

There is no doubt that tea contains important minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and research suggests that drinking several cups of tea per day could reduce the risk of developing a serious illness.

In Search of the Health Benefits

There is a huge amount of interest surrounding the possible health benefits of all types of tea - particularly Green Tea. Many scientific research studies focus on treating or preventing specific diseases such as cancer – some evidence-based research is seeking to establish a link between drinking tea and maintaining health. Others are set on finding the marketing Holy Grail – whether tea can help with weight loss.

Enjoy the taste

The research is encouraging, but until science produces overwhelming evidence that tea is a miraculous cure-all, we at Canton Tea Co will remain focused on the taste and provenance of our high grade, whole leaf teas and encourage people to drink it for all its refreshing taste and sweet, complex flavours.  However, for those who want to feel virtuous as they sip their delicious tea we have summarized the research.

A summary of research into the health benefit of tea

Tea and Eyes

Studies suggest that green tea may help prevent common eye diseases such as glaucoma.

Tea and the Heart

Evidence suggests that drinking tea (particularly Green Tea) may be associated with a lower risk of degenerative heart disease and could reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Tea and Infection

New evidence suggests that tea may help strengthen the immune system and fight infection, from stomach ulcers to HIV.

Tea and Bones

Research indicates that regular tea drinkers have improved bone density.

Tea and Arthritis

There is encouraging research into how drinking tea may help prevent osteoarthritis and inhibit the development of collagen-induced arthritis.

Tea and Caffeine

Research indicates that the relatively low levels of caffeine in tea help to calm and focus the mind and tea does not act as a diuretic.

Tea and Skin

Many people in China believe that White Tea is particularly good for young people because it helps to improve the condition of the skin.

Tea and Cancer

It is possible that tea may reduce the risk of some cancers.

Tea and Weight Loss

It is possible that tea may speed up calorie burning and help with weight loss.

Tea and Cholesterol

Drinking tea may help prevent the build-up of cholesterol.

Tea and Stress

Japanese studies show that the amino acid, L-theanine, may induce a state of calm and enhance levels of concentration and focus.

Tea and Teeth

Tea flavonoids may help prevent the build-up of plaque and because tea is a good source of fluoride it can help strengthen tooth enamel and reduce tooth decay.

Tea and Allergies

There is evidence that tea could help prevent allergies by blocking histamine and other chemicals that trigger allergic reactions.