Tea boosts attention and alertness. Polyphenols in tea slow the absorption of caffeine, making tea much more refreshing and revitalizing than coffee, as it stays in the body longer.
Relative caffeine strengths: Tea: 40 mg./100 ml. Coffee: 70 mg./100 ml. Cola: 18 mg./100 ml.
Tea contains vitamins A, B1 and B2.
Tea is natural source of fluoride, helping to strengthen the teeth and prevent tooth decay.
"Health scientists say that drinking a pint of tea a day could halve the chances of dying from coronary heart disease. In a research done by a Dutch public health team it was found that men with highest intake of catechins, which are natural chemicals found mostly in tea, were more likely to avoid early death." Canadian Press, August 2001
Green tea is rich in polyphenols, which have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties
green tea has a much lower caffeine level than other teas.
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