Tea offers a host of health benefits, which will be outlined shortly. Many of the beneficial effects of tea are due to the flavonoids it contains. Flavonoids belong to a grouping of chemicals that have strong antioxidant properties and can reduce free radical damage (free radicals produce what we call “oxidative stress” and can contribute to chronic disease).
Drinking 6 or more cups of black tea per day was associated with decreased serum cholesterol and triglycerides. Tea improves blood vessel function. Regular tea drinkers had a 65% reduced risk of developing high blood pressure
Although caffeine intake has been suggested to be a risk factor for reduced bone mineral density, research indicated that drinking tea does not negatively affect bone mineral density. Older women who drank tea had a higher bone mineral density than those who did not drink tea
Drinking tea resulted in a reduced risk of Parkinsons disease