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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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Title Date Category Description  
Tea up for a healthy lifestyle 13th Jan '17 Health & Wellbeing Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water. In fact, in the UK it has been drunk for more than 400 years.
Tea, hydration and fluoride 8th Dec '16 Fluoride Media concerns about caffeine and fluoride have led to questions about the suitability of tea as a source of fluid and its role in hydration.
Tea up for good health 5th Dec '16 Heart Health Drinking tea is associated with reduced risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer according to a new meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
White tea could help prevent diabetes related effects in the brain 22nd Jun '16 Diabetes Daily consumption of white tea could prevent diabetes related effects in the brain according to a new study just out in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Hydration advice awash with dubious claims a cuppa is a tea-riffic way to refresh. 13th Jan '17 Hydration Persistent low-level dehydration increases the risk of heart disease and stroke and temporary dips can trigger headaches fatigue and impaired physical and mental performance.
Which are the best drinks to meet your fluid requirements? 29th Dec '16 Hydration Cheap, freely available and calorie-free, tap water should be your first choice of fluid throughout the day.
Fluoride content of UK retail tea: impact of brew time on teas of different quality 21st Dec '16 Fluoride Tea is a natural source of fluoride (F-) and is a major contributor to adult F- intakes in the UK. In addition, F- has well established oral health benefits.
TEA UP. Two cups of tea a day reduces mortality by 40% 3rd Dec '16 Health & Wellbeing 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.
Fluoride content of UK retail tea 31st Jul '16 Fluoride Impact on brew time on teas of different value
Fluoride content of UK retail tea. 6th Jun '16 Fluoride Measured fluoride in 38 retail tea bags, concluding that economy versions represented a risk...
A BeauTea Essential - Beauty Benefits of Tea for Summer Health 25th Jul '14 Health & Wellbeing 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.
What's Healthier than a good cuppa? 12th Nov '12 Health & Wellbeing Tea is the number one drink for health. It's also our absolute favourite according to a recent BBC programme. Nothing we eat or drink in Britain comes close. We drink 165 million cups every day. That's 15 billion litres of tea every year. The good new
New evidence: black tea may help prevent type 2 diabetes 28th Nov '16 Diabetes Black tea polyphenols may help to prevent type 2 diabetes according to two new studies just out.
Is black tea consumption associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes? 20th Jun '16 Heart Health Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease represent major causes of morbidity, which impact greatly on healthcare expenditure.
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Tea Consumption in Relation to Incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 5th Feb '10 Independent Research Coffee consumption has been reported to be inversely associated with risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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