Could good health be brewing in your cup of tea? Some research suggests so. Tea may help prevent diseases such as cardiovascular disease (or heart disease), cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Tea's Triple Power
Before tea became a beloved and much sought-after beverage worldwide, it was used medicinally. The Chinese credited it as a remedy for everything from headaches to melancholy. In recent years we've come full circle, and tea is once again being touted for its healing properties. Today we know what the ancient world did not: Tea has three active ingredients that contribute to its healing power -- flavonoids, fluoride, and caffeine. But the flavonoids are responsible for most of tea's health benefits. Learn more about tea and flavonoids on the next page.