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Why tea matters...

Black tea has many health and well-being benefits, which most of us are completely unaware of. In addition, some of us are confused by various 'old wives tales' associated with drinking tea.

Tea, the world's favourite drink, can help you maintain your health as part of a balanced diet and healthy, active lifestyle. The antioxidants, hydrating properties, caffeine and fluoride found in tea mean that you need never feel guilty about reaching for the teapot.

The UK drinks 165 million cups of tea a day, with about 70% of the population drinking tea regularly.

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Articles and bulletins (54)

Title Date Description  
Reduced Mortality 13th Jun '16 It’s usually not until a medical wobble arises that you begin to think about your own mortality and how your lifestyle feeds into this, even as a health professional.
Diabetes 12th Jun '16 Diabetes is one of the fastest growing health threats of our time and a major public health issue.
Cholesterol 11th Jun '16 Most of us have heard of ‘good’ HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and so called ‘bad’ LDL (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol).
Weight 10th Jun '16 When we think about managing our weight what we eat may jump into our minds first, followed by the need to exercise.
Heart Health 9th Jun '16 Tea has been drunk for thousands of centuries and is renowned for its health benefits, especially in the Far East. Tea, according to the evidence-base also appears to be a great tonic when it comes to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, especiall
Cancer - the facts 8th Jun '16 The causes of cancer are multi-faceted, with inherited genes, workplace causes, sun and pollution exposure, hormones, infection exposure, smoking, alcohol intake, diet, physical activity levels and body weight all posing a potential risk.
Bone Health 7th Jun '16 We are an ageing population and poor bone health is something that can affect us all. As I get older I am certainly become more aware of my own bone health.
Blood Pressure 6th Jun '16 High blood pressure is often referred to as a "silent killer". Lowering blood pressure can make a huge difference to health, preventing the onset of a stroke of heart attack.
A Cuppa is Tea-riffic for teeth 12th Aug '15 TEA is an important source of fluoride and the longer you leave it to brew, the better it is for your teeth. That’s according to new research which has just been presented at the annual Nutrition Society Meeting in Cork.
Tea - Refreshed Wellbeing 11th Aug '15 All your summer health and hydration needs in a cuppa
Two cups of tea a day associated with a 40% reduction in mortality. 11th Jul '15 Two cups of tea a day is associated with a 40% reduction in risk of mortality from all causes according to new research just published in the American Journal of Nutrition.
Brain up with tea: new study shows how tea improves brain function 29th May '15 Both black and green tea are linked with improved cognitive function according to a new study, just published.
A BeauTea Essential - Beauty Benefits of Tea for Summer Health 25th Jul '14 Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water. In the UK it has been drunk for over 350 years. Today, 77% of British adults drink tea and of the tea consumed in the UK, 95% is black tea.
Tea Drinkers are at Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer 24th Jul '14 Cancer is a very complex medical subject but a new systematic review and meta-analysis builds on previous research and shows how tea drinkers could have less of a breast cancer risk. The aim of this latest analysis was to evaluate the links between tea c
Drinking Tea is Associated with Reduced Stiffness of the Arteries 25th Feb '14 Drinking more than three cups of tea daily is associated with reduced stiffness of the arteries according to a new study published in PLOS one.

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