Tea and Health

It's not often that something you love is also good for you. So brew up, and feel a little smug with each mug.

Tea: your liquid asset

Good health depends on having the right level of fluids, and most people need between 1.5 and 3 litres of fluids a day.

In practice, that means we should aim to drink 6-8 cups a day. The good news is that tea counts towards that total. (If you're concerned about caffeine, you needn't be - even 6 cups of tea a day would still mean moderate caffeine intake).

So when something a little more inspiring than plain water is called for, just put the kettle on.

Zero calories

On its own, tea has no calories and no fat. So it's a delicious and refreshing ally if you're watching your weight.

Rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are important as they mop up 'bad' molecules that we receive through everyday living from pollution, tobacco and even sunlight. Tea, like fresh fruit and vegetables, is rich in antioxidants. So drinking tea regularly as part of your healthy diet and lifestyle can help boost your daily antioxidant intake.