Impact of tea on human health

Tea is one among the most lovable beverages for many people in the world. It is famous not only for its soothing and delicious flavor but also for other benefits. For many years in leading Asian countries, house guests and office visitors are welcomed with serving of tea. It has been scientifically proven now that tea imparts many benefits on human health. The healing properties include effective immunity development within human body. Let’s know more about goodness of this hot beverage on our health –

Antioxidant capacity

Flavonoids is the leading content in Green tea and is known to have excellent antioxidant property. This specific feature of green leaf is known as the best way to reverse effects of aging on body. This component is also found in white teas also; while the same is available in comparatively lesser amount in oolong and least in black leaf. Flavanoids are also known as polyphenols which work by scavenging free radicals (cell destructors? Herbal infusion bearing flavonoid is known well to possess 20 to 30 times more antioxidant capacity than vitamin C and vitamin E.


Caffeine can be beneficial for health according to the latest scientific discoveries. Caffeine works for stimulation of metabolism, increased brain efficiency and alertness. Still caffeine should be taken in limited amount as its overdose can start leaving unwanted effects on the body. Still a typical cup of tea can be expected to offer you about 125 to 185 mg of this chemical. In order to fill you with energy in morning a cup of black tea is far good than a cup of strong coffee. Effect of coffee also depends upon another component i. e. theophylline. Caffeine works for activity of brain and muscles while theophylline is good to stimulate respiratory system, kidney function and heart function.

Nutritional supplements

As tea contains carotene, the precursor of vitamin A, nicotinic acid, pantothenic acid, ascorbic acid, riboflavin, fluoride, manganese, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6 and folic acid; it can offer lots of nutritional value to human beings. In this way, it becomes dietary source for many vitamins and minerals. On the basis of type and process of its preparation the proportion of caffeine varies in various teas.

With more research and trials major health benefits accrued to tea will be confirmed. Anyway the hot beverage is a fantastic drink that cheers.

Uday writes often on green tea leaf that accords maximum health benefits. He writes often on beverages that are popular all over the World.