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Tea has been a treasured beverage for thousands of years. Recent research has shed light on why this beverage has earned its reputation for numerous wellness benefits. Today, a modern tea lifestyle is emerging as people look to take a moment of respite and explore tea to address a myriad of health issues, ranging from weight loss to stress reduction and relaxation. The role antioxidants play in the prevention of disease has positioned loose leaf tea as the ideal health beverage for many.
Tea contains flavonoids which act as antioxidants. These antioxidants help neutralize cell damaging free-radicals which in return has a positive impact on some chronic diseases including some types of cancer (skin, oral, lung, ovarian cancer, etc.) and cardiovascular disease.
Research studies show that the theanine found in tea is a distinctive amino acid that preps the immune system to help fight infection, bacteria and viruses. This theanine helps the immune system generate higher levels of interferon. Interferon is a protein our bodies produce and one of its main functions is to build up our immune system.
It has also been noted that one 8oz cup of tea a day can lower the risk of developing kidney stones.
Tea is a natural source of fluoride that can aid in the tooth enamel defense and these same flavonoids mentioned above are said to reduce the plaque from forming on our teeth. While there are numerous other benefits to drinking loose leaf tea daily, these are just a few to assist you in gaining a greater perspective and understanding as you incorporate YoTeas Tea Brewing into your life!