Word on Health

Word on the Health Benefits of Tea Drinking

Our grateful thanks to the Tea Advisory Board for their contribution to our radio feature which you can hear again via the audio player at the bottom of this page.

Nutritional profile of tea (courtesy of BBC Good Food)

One serving (225ml) of black tea with milk contains approximately:

  • 8 Kcal/32KJ
  • 0.4g protein
  • 0.4g fat
  • 0.5g carbohydrate
  • 0.5g sugars
  • 40mg potassium
  • 13mg calcium

Rich in protective plant compounds (courtesy of BBC Good Food)

All varieties of tea (black, white, green and oolong) are a rich source of protective plant compounds, called polyphenols. Regularly consuming these polyphenols may help protect the cells of the body from damage and as a result reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Catechins in green tea and theaflavins in black tea are the compounds responsible for most of these health benefits.

In a nutshell - A growing body of evidence shows that tea:  

  • May create less inflammation and oxidation
  • May increase alertness and focus
  • May improve sleep and relaxation
  • Regular tea drinking will improve hydration
  • May reduce the risk of cancer
  • May support bone health
  • May lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • May soothe an upset stomach
  • May lower the odds of diabetes and heart disease

Listen to this weeks radio report

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