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Offline Tronix

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The health benefits of tea
« on: 29/08/2005 17:45:24 »
I heard tea is supposed to be healthy, but im wondering how its healthy exactly. Refering to normal store bought tea (like Lipton for example) with no sugar or any weird flavoring added, served iced, what if any are the health benefits? Thanks in advance for your responses

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Re: The health benefits of tea
« Reply #1 on: 10/09/2005 22:12:45 »
from newbielink:http://www.cookscorner.net/Tea/Antioxidants.html [nonactive]

Antioxidants In Tea

A growing body of research indicates that the tannins in tea are naturally-occurring flavonoids which have strong antioxidant properties. Drinking tea is a natural and pleasant way to increase dietary intake of antioxidants. There is mounting evidence that suggests that antioxidant-rich foods may play a role in reducing the risk of certain cancers, heart disease and stroke.

Researchers indicated that black and green tea have comparable health benefits and that adding milk to tea, does not inhibit the body's ability to benefit from the antioxidants in brewed tea.

About three times as many antioxidant polyphenois is found in white tea then green tea. White tea is simply dried in natural sunlight, "this preserves more of its antioxidant properties"
Drinking white tea besides being more beneficial is that the pale amber liquid is a lot more palatable than green tea and doesn't have the same cabbagy smell.

Recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, both black and green, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle. "Fruits, vegetables, and tea all contain important antioxidants. Research suggests these phytonutrients may contribute substantially to the promotion of health and the prevention of chronic disease. For example, recent research studies reveal the antioxidants in tea may inhibit the growth of cancer cells and support cardiovascular health," stated Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., F.A.C.N, Chief of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.


I recently heard on the news that coffee has this benefit as well, but sometimes I think they're just telling us what we want to hear  ;)

I drink lots of coffee, but recently switched to tea midday, as I have a friend who is quite the tea drinker and believes that it's healthier.  The two I've tried are Twinings English Breakfast and Tetley British Blend, and I like the taste of the Twinings better.  I'm drinking it for the caffeine content, as a coffee substitute, and have previously used herb teas mostly for medicinal purposes.

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The health benefits of tea
« Reply #2 on: 13/05/2010 09:45:17 »
Tea can be also good for our health.We can take a tea so that the whole day of your life is good.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2010 15:09:54 »
I'm a tea addict. I could never get through an entire day without a cup of freshly-brewed loose green tea. The smell alone is enough to make my mouth water and the delicious sensation of fresh hot tea sliding down my throat is something that I always take time to relish during my tea break. Green tea has tons of health benefits and is a great source of antioxidants. Some of the best green tea can be found at SPAMMYteas.com. Cheers!


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The health benefits of tea
« Reply #4 on: 14/07/2010 03:05:33 »
Tea like most things, if you have too much it is not good.
Green tea may reduce risk of some cancers, black tea may help fight diabetes amoung many other So many benefits but now they think too much can increase the risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Depending on other herbs or medications you take and how they react to tea will have some type of outcome also.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/08/2011 17:52:00 »
There are many health benefits of tea :
- Blood pressure maintains.
- And it increases the appetite also.
- Due to increasing appetite health is also improves.
- Due to regular consumption of tea it acts as a tonic for health.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 25/11/2011 13:19:12 »
Some of the good Benefits of Tea :

1. Tea can help to loss your weighted body.
2. It gives you a freshness.
3. It can fresh your mind.
4. It is helpful in many heart related diseases.
5. Ti has not any side effects.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/11/2011 18:33:19 »
Can folks provide some technical references?  I know there are some and not something from cooks corner claiming a "growing body" of information" and alot of rumor.
 

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Re: The health benefits of tea
« Reply #8 on: 18/01/2012 13:33:02 »
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There are many health benefits of tea :
- Blood pressure maintains.
Does it? Is there a ref or citation to this or is it folk history?
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- And it increases the appetite also.
- Due to increasing appetite health is also improves.
This is an inaccurate oversimplification if you are overweight, increased appetite is not a benefit!
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- Due to regular consumption of tea it acts as a tonic for health.
Where is the reasoning for this statement? A 'tonic for the health' is one of those meaningless rhetoric statements when someone thinks its good for you but doesn't actually have any evidence for it.
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1. Tea can help to loss your weighted body.
Can it? How? Does it act as an appetite suppressant?
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2. It gives you a freshness.
Can you explain what Freshness means to you?
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3. It can fresh your mind.
What does this mean? Is this true or just folk history? How can it be quantified?
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4. It is helpful in many heart related diseases.
Any specific evidence or examples?
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5. It has not any side effects.
what you elude to above may all be considered as side effects.
Now I love a good cuppa tea but can we steer clear of these wooly pseudo-science claims and focus on some facts please?
It is generally accecpted that green tea has antioxidant flavinoid content and anti-oxidants are good for free radical mopping up. Free radicals can be part of natural human metabolism as well as a precursor to cell damage if in localised excess. Just because tea contains flavinoids does not mean it has capability of counteracting cancer. We must steer away from these false and misleading inferences. Unless it can be shown that the tea flavinoids actually migrate to an area within a cell or organ to act as a free radical scavenger and prevent damage, this claim is worthless.
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Re: The health benefits of tea
« Reply #9 on: 19/01/2012 05:27:23 »
How is kambucha tea different that regular tea?  And how did someone come up with the original "mushroom" used for making kambucha?
 

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Re: The health benefits of tea
« Reply #10 on: 19/01/2012 09:03:09 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kombucha tells you it is a fermented preparation using yeast and bacteria culture, whereas normal tea of course is an infusion of leaves in hot water.
 

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Re: The health benefits of tea
« Reply #11 on: 24/04/2012 11:24:26 »
Here are few more benefits:
Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke
Tea protects your bones.
Tea gives you a sweet smile
Tea bolsters your immune defenses.
Tea protects against cancer
Tea helps keep you hydrated
Tea is calorie-free.
Tea increases your metabolism.
 

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Re: The health benefits of tea
« Reply #12 on: 04/12/2012 05:10:43 »
Several studies suggest that noni juice can reduce inflammation, Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, so anything that can soothe inflammation will probably ease the pain, One study indicates that something in noni juice may affect the immune system....
 

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« Reply #13 on: 04/12/2012 11:10:25 »
Several studies suggest that noni juice can reduce inflammation, Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, so anything that can soothe inflammation will probably ease the pain, One study indicates that something in noni juice may affect the immune system....

If you're thinking about posting a link to where we can buy hey-noni-noni juice look at this link first ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=23625.msg258581#msg258581
 

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Re: The health benefits of tea
« Reply #14 on: 06/12/2014 07:01:24 »
Hi all,
Yes i believe that tea has its benefits and negatives.
Most notably the anti oxidant content of tea is great as these anti oxidants fight harmful free radicals within the body to keep our entire systems healthy.
However, on the negative side, tea does have caffeine in it. Some people aren't aware of this. Do some of your own research into caffeine as it's not as healthy as some people think it is.

So although tea has beneficial anti oxidants, it also has caffeine and there are many other sources of food which have much much higher levels of anti oxidants.

Good luck with your research.  [8D]
 

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Re: The health benefits of tea
« Reply #15 on: 15/01/2016 06:22:40 »
I heard tea is supposed to be healthy, but im wondering how its healthy exactly. Refering to normal store bought tea (like Lipton for example) with no sugar or any weird flavoring added, served iced, what if any are the health benefits? Thanks in advance for your responses

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Hey, there are number of benefits which are related to tea and thus which make people to use it for their benefit. As we know that nowadays there are various types of tea which are found in market and among all of them green tea is the one which is considered as best for health of people. Also this tea make it easy for people to lose their body weight.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 16/01/2016 12:23:40 »
Hey, there are number of benefits which are related to tea and thus which make people to use it for their benefit. As we know that nowadays there are various types of tea which are found in market and among all of them green tea is the one which is considered as best for health of people. Also this tea make it easy for people to lose their body weight.

Green tea is an efficient anticancer agent.

In combination with anticancer compounds, green tea can exert a synergistic effect on tumorigenesis inhibition.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4384709/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1614997

In addition, catechins in green tea may inhibit the replication of the influenza virus.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16137775

Also, flavonoids (polyphenols) in green tea may have a antidepressant effect and may be used to treat depression and obesity.
 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21964320

Finally, green tea may have neuroprotective properties through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on dopaminergic neurons. Thus, green tea may be used for treatment and prevention of Parkinson disease by lowering inflammation and oxidative stress.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4488543/
 

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« Reply #17 on: 20/01/2016 14:59:12 »
Research suggests that tea catechins may exert cannabimimetic bioactivity by binding to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19897346
 

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