Tea Is Good For You

BBC News:

Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra health benefits, say researchers. The work in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition dispels the common belief that tea dehydrates. Tea not only rehydrates as well as water does, but it can also protect against heart disease and some cancers, UK nutritionists found.

Experts believe flavonoids are the key ingredient in tea that promote health.

She said it was an urban myth that tea is dehydrating.

“Studies on caffeine have found very high doses dehydrate and everyone assumes that caffeine-containing beverages dehydrate. But even if you had a really, really strong cup of tea or coffee, which is quite hard to make, you would still have a net gain of fluid.

Flavonoids! Also: Dave McCarthy of the Triforce was the person who told me that tea was dehydrating, and he was wrong. I shall never believe anything he says, ever again, no matter how plausible it might sound.

Soon scientists will prove that Guinness is good for you, and the circle of life will be complete.


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