FOREWORD: Dr Chris Etheridge and Dr Carrie Ruxton, TAP
IT’S ALWAYS TIME FOR TEA
Around 40% of the nation’s hydration comes in a cup of tea and this great British beverage is an important source of health-enhancing minerals, polyphenols and flavanols.
It’s even rich in tooth-strengthening fluoride and a recent review estimated that tea provides around 70% of the UK’s dietary fluoride.
X-Factor judge and comic David Walliams says: “In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.” While Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T. Davis reckons: “Tea! That's all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses.”
Indeed, tea and herbal infusions deliver a host of healing and health-enhancing properties.
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