Tea is one of those beverages that has been enjoyed around the world for millennia. Any time a beverage is that wide-spread and that loved is probably pretty good for you (except for beer. Don’t drink beer).
Tea As Medicine
Before the wonders of modern medicine, most people used tea to cure whatever ailed them and there may have been something to that. We now know that a diet high in antioxidants is really good for us by keeping inflammation low and protecting cholesterol from oxidation. In this way, antioxidants help protect us, not just against the common cold and flu, but against all sorts of chronic diseases, including cancer and diabetes.
Tea and Antioxidants
Tea comes loaded with antioxidants, with white tea containing the most and black tea the least. To back up these claims, studies have shown that those who drink tea on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from chronic illnesses.
Mark Sisson even labeled tea a smart fuel.