Monday, November 15, 2010
ROCHESTER, Minn. — People have turned to tea to soothe body and soul for more than 5,000 years. In China, tea has served medicinal purposes since ancient times. According to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource, modern science has confirmed potential health benefits of tea.
Tea leaves contain a mix of substances including antioxidant compounds called polyphenols, and may offer some protection from:
Non-tea drinkers may want to sip a cup for the possible health benefits. Tea can be prepared from bags or loose leaves. If opting for bottled or canned teas, beware of added sugar and high calories.
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