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People around the world drink tea. Hundreds of varieties exist, from white to black and green to oolong. They all naturally have high amounts of health-promoting substances called flavonoids. So they’re thought to bring down inflammation and protect against conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

From: Could Tea Help You Lose Weight? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Harvard Medical School: "Health Benefits Linked to Drinking Tea."

He, R. , February 2009. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Ho, Chi-Tang. , 2008. Tea and Tea Products: Chemistry and Health-Promoting Properties

Hursel, R. , September 2009. International Journal of Obesity

Hursel, R. , December 2013. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Kuroda, Y and Yukihiko H. , 2013. Health Effects of Tea and Its Catechins

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Green Tea."

News release, Anglia Ruskin University.

Phung, O. , January 2010. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Roberts, J. , January 2015. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Ryan, L. , January 2010. Nutrition Research

Söhle, J. , 2009. Nutrition & Metabolism

Starbucks: "Explore Our Menu." 

Tea Association of the U.S.: "Tea Fact Sheet."

Uchiyama S. , March 2011. Nutrition

USDA: "National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28."

Wang, H. , April 2010. Obesity

Zheng, E. , August 2016. Drug Safety

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 14, 2018

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