Health Benefits of Tea
Tea and Bone Health
A cup of tea may not only taste great, but it may be good for bone health as well. Research suggests that tea drinkers may have stronger bones later in life. Tea is a good source of fluoride which supports healthy bones. Having a splash of skim or low fat milk in your tea can boost bone building minerals in your diet.
Tea and Oral Health
Tea may contribute to oral health. Some experts believe that the Flavonoids in tea inhibit the ability of oral bacteria that form harmful plaque deposits. In addition, tea’s naturally occurring fluoride may support healthy tooth enamel.
Tea and Weight Loss
Some studies have shown that Flavonoids in tea prevent excess calories from being stored as body fat. In other studies tea flavonoids have been shown to increase metabolism making it easier to achieve a lean body mass while improving endurance during exercise.