Why are polyphenols in tea important?
In the past years researchers have become increasingly interested in a certain type of antioxidant, known as polyphenols, and the role that they play in the body. Antioxidants as a group help protect the cells in the body from free radical damage, thereby controlling the rate at which we age.
Research into antioxidants provides evidence regarding the lowering of risk of diseases that are associated with oxidative stress; neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s for example. Polyphenols are found in foods such as green tea, Rooibos, white tea, yellow tea fruits, vegetables, Moringa seed oil and extra virgin olive oil.
Polyphenols are widely considered to play an important role in maintaining health and well-being throughout the body. They help to lower inflammation, reduce insulin resistance and stabilise blood sugar and fat metabolism.
Once again due to their antioxidant activity, they also have a beneficial effect on bone metabolism and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
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