It may surprise you to know that drinking tea has been contributing to good health for nearly 5000 years. History tells us that the Chinese, who gave the world this wonderful beverage, began brewing it for purely health reasons. Today, their findings are being validated by scientific research done in laboratories across the world.
To understand hoe tea helps us stay healthy let us first understand how and why we get affected by disease.
WHY WE FALL ILL ONE – MAJOR CAUSE
A significant cause of diseases is the presence of free radicals in our bodies, which are created as a result of natural metabolic process. They also occur due to external factors like air pollution, smoking, over exposure to sunlight and such. Free radicals attack our body’s cells and damage them. Research indicates that this damage may contributed to chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancers and stroke.
Neutralising these free radicals, therefore, can reduce the risk of disease and help us maintain good health. This can be achieved by consuming a diet that is naturally rich in antioxidants, which neutralise the effect of free radicals. Hence antioxidants protect tissues and cells in the body.
We can get antioxidants from many sources like fruits, vegetable and tea.
Tea, like many fruits and vegetables, is a rich source of antioxidants called flavonoids. Antioxidants protect our body cells from damage and prevent disease.
GOOD HEALTH IN A TEA CUP
Here’s good news! Your daily cup of Tea is one of the richest natural sources of antioxidants – richer than most commonly available fruits and vegetable. The antioxidants in tea are called ‘flavonoids‘. Research studies have shown that tea flavonoids are more powerful than other well-know antioxidants Vitamin C, E and Beta Carotene. Tea flavonoids are also easily absorbed by out body. What’s more, adding milkao lime to tea does not affect the absorption, or the effect of the flavonoids. In effect, giving you a tasty way to stay healthy!