Sunday, 27 May 2007

Daily cuppa!

Most people know that green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, but did you know that black tea is also packed full of goodness. Antioxidants are excellent at protecting the body against cancer and heart disease as well as potentially harmful free radicals which are found in cigarette smoke and pollution. But making a speedy brew on the go may not be the answer as research has shown that you need to take a bit more time to prepare your tea.

Researchers in Aberdeen found blood antioxidants levels were 60% higher in those who had consumed tea which had been brewed for 5 minutes compared with those who drank tea which had only been brewed for 1 minute. It was found that within an hour of drinking the tea antioxidant levels had increased by 45%. So now you have no excuse for not making the tea at work as it will mean a nice long break from your desk too!

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