Health Benefits of Teas and
By: H. McClure
Types of Teas
• Made from fermented tea leaves
• Highest caffeine content
• May protect lungs from smoke damage
• May reduce the risk of stroke.
• Made with steamed tea leaves
• Contains high levels of antioxidants (EGCG’s)
• May interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lunch,
stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers.
• May prevent clogging of arteries, reduce risk of Alzheimer’s
and Parkinson’s disease, reduce the risk of stroke.
• Thought to have more potent anti-cancer properties
than other types of tea since it is not highly processed.
• Falls between green and black teas
• Leaves are only partly oxidized
• May improve weight management, healthy
skin, healthy bones, stress management, and
many other benefits.
• Teas contain caffeine.
• Consume caffeine in moderation or speak with your
health care provider before consuming if you have a
• Side effects of caffeine can include: anxiety,
headaches, irregular heartbeat, and other unpleasant
• Contain less caffeine
• Made from other plants
• There are many types of herbal brews
designed to help a wide variety of issues in
a natural way.
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• There are many possible health benefits from drinking tea and
• Consider for finding a tea or herbal brew to help with your
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• Help the little guys (and yourself) rather than large
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