Tea Polyphenols Special Feature
Tea is a gentle yet potent health potion incarnated as a fine tasting, unassuming daily drink. Scientists concluded that 37% of the daily flavonoids need in the European diet is supplied by dairy products, onions, fruits and wines, while the remaining 63% is taken care of by tea. It would be difficult for a layman to comprehend the importance of that occasional cup of oolong, jasmine or Darjeeling could be so important to his health.
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Flavonoids are health contributing biochemicals found mostly in plants. They are the majority group of polyphenols found naturally in the growing tea leaves. The most known ones are tea catechins such as EGCG.
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However, not all teas are created equal. Not all flavonoids are the same. This special Tea Guardian feature on tea polyphenols presents an all round introduction for the reader to make better judgement next time he shops for grocers. And for those who don't normally drink tea to think twice the next time they need a drink.
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The health effect of tea polyphenols is a large subject which the science community is continually studying. We do not attempt to cover all of its aspect in one go. As with various other topics in this site, it is also added on from time to time; please register for our monthly updates if you are interested.