Antioxidants

Studies have shown that the high level of antioxidants in tea may help protect against a number of cancers including breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers. Antioxidants help destroy free radicals in the body, helping to protect cell DNA.

Hydration

Tea is hydrating which can help promote cardio-vascular health; hydration increases your blood volume making it easier for your body and heart to function more effectively. A more hydrated body also helps your muscles and joints work better and your skin more supple.

Weight loss

Tea could keep waist circumference in check. In one study, participants who regularly consumed hot tea had a lower waist circumference and lower BMI than non-consuming participants. Scientists speculate that regular tea drinking lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome (which increases the risk of diabetes, artery disease and stroke), although it’s important to remember that correlation does not equal causation.

Brain function

Tea might be an effective agent in the prevention and treatment of neurological diseases, especially degenerative diseases (think Alzheimer’s). While many factors influence brain health, polyphenols in green tea may help maintain the parts of the brain that regulate learning and memory thus protecting against the onset of disease.