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.
|Brew Knew That?||23rd Aug '18||Health & Wellbeing||For journalists only.||View|
|How Tea Wakes You Up - infographic||20th Nov '17||Alertness / Fatigue||Infographic - how tea wakes you up, by the Tea Advisory Panel||View|
|Tea time||20th Nov '17||Fluoride||Robin Seymour examines the links between tea and fluoride, and reveals if drinking the world’s second favourite beverage has any dental or health benefits||View|
|The Tea Advisory Panel respond to tea’s latest health claims||20th Jul '17||Health & Wellbeing||Latest research points to tea consumption being beneficial to ageing, cancer and - most intriguingly - for the condition of dry eye.||View|
|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.||View|
|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.||View|
|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.||View|
|A randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the impact of tea on measures of hydration||18th Jun '16||Hydration||There is a view in the popular press that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, have an adverse effect on hydration.||View|
|Emerging evidence for tea benefits||16th Jun '16||Health & Wellbeing||Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world, after water. Associations between regular tea drinking and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease are well established.||View|
|Tea: hydration and other health benefits||3rd May '16||Hydration||There is concern in some health profession literature and the wider media that caffeinated beverages may not support normal hydration.||View|
|The suitability of caffeinated drinks for children.||19th Jun '13||Caffeine||The increased availability of caffeinated drinks raises questions about the level of caffeine that is appropriate for children, as well as the benefits and risks associated with their consumption.||View|
|Black tea is not significantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human||20th Jan '11||Hydration||It is often claimed in the media that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, can adversely affect normal hydration.||View|
|A randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the impact of tea on measures of hydration||17th Jun '10||TAP Reports||There is a view in the popular press that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, have an adverse effect on hydration.||View|
|The health effects of black tea and flavonoids||20th May '09||TAP Published Papers||Publisher: Nutrition & Food Science; June 2009
Author: Dr Carrie Ruxton
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