Tea is a great option for every morning caffeine lover. Although tea doesn’t offer as much caffeine to the consumer as many had hoped (40mg vs. 150mg in a 16 ounces), it’s a great drink that can boost energy and give your body many healthy benefits that our dental care team approves.
Green tea contains bioactive compounds that have shown health improvement.
Unlike other caffeinated beverages, tea has bioactive compounds that contain large amounts of vital nutrients every body craves. Compounds, such as polyphenols, including catechins and flavonoids, are not necessarily anti-oxidants, but they function as if they are. These compounds have the healing ability to break down free radicals in the body, which in turn, protect molecules and cells from damage. These free radicals are also known to play an important role in fighting off all sorts of diseases and the power of aging.
Another powerful compound found in these bioactive compounds is a green tea anti-oxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This compounds has been vigorously studied and revealed its importance in treating various diseases. For this reason, it comes as no surprise that green tea has an amazing amount of powerful medicinal properties. Along with flavonoids, catechins and EGCG, green tea also offers consumers a small amount of minerals that are pretty important to stay healthy.
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With that being said, we recommend that you choose a higher quality green tea when purchasing tea bags at your local grocery store. This way you can be sure that you get the best quality of green tea without any excessive levels of fluoride. But even if you do decide to choose a low-end brand, our dental care experts are positive that you’ll receive great benefits.