There are four main types of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. It is believed that free radicals play a role in many chronic diseases. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the types of tea, the potential health benefits of tea, and much more.
Tearooms Offer a Healthy Buzz
Oodles of antioxidants are contained in green tea, black tea, even oolong tea.
Green Tea Health Benefits
Experts explain green tea's potential health benefits for everything from fighting cancer to helping your heart.
Health Tip: Try Tea for a Healthy Resolution
For disease-fighting antioxidants, tea is hard to beat. Black tea and green tea have the most health-boosting effects,- but green tea seems to be especially beneficial.
Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea
Green and black tea have many health benefits, including being antioxidants.
Slideshows & Images
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Slideshow: Fat-Fighting Foods
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