Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. More than 2 billioncups are consumed every day. Green, white, black, oolong, its health benefits arenumerous.
Tea contains polyphenols. It is also full of antioxidants which fight against free radicals, responsible for premature aging of the body's cells. Antioxidantshelp prevent certain chronic diseases.
Tea is renowned for its draining and detoxifying properties. Its fat-burning effect is due tocaffeine which increases the body's expenditure. Studies tend to show the preventive effect of tea on cardiovascular diseases. Consumingthree cups of tea a day would reduce the risk of having a stroke by 15%.
Memory and attention are said to be stimulated after drinking a cup of tea. Tea has manybenefits on brain activity (concentration, alertness, etc.), probably thanks to thecaffeine.
Unlike coffee, tea does not prevent sleep, provided it is drunk at least 2 hoursbefore bedtime and in reasonable quantities (no more than 3 cups per day). It contains caffeine, but in lower quantities (30 mg per cup) compared to coffee (around 135 mg per cup). Tea promotes the secretion of dopamine (hormone of reward and well-being) and regulates theemotional state, which helps reduce stress.