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Tea Contribution to Health

Tea has become main beverage in various countries in the world. Besides delicious, result of research also shows approximately there are 450 organ compounds consists in tea. Counted 30-40% is polyphenols, which is active compound containing a matter so-called catechin.

From various types that are usually consumed, tea is differentiated to three types, namely black tea, green tea, and olong tea. The difference is based on the tea raw material and production process. Black tea processed with fermentation, than occur incisive catechin degradation. Green tea far more usefully because doesn't pass fermentation process.

Green tea contains catechin more times compared to black tea. Inside of green tea, the catechin content can be reach till 42%, 10% higher than black tea.

A number of researches show that tea has a number of positive benefits for health. Not just green tea, black tea also gives positive contribution to healthy life style.

"Fruit, vegetable, and all tea types contains important antioxidant. Research indicates that phytonutrient give substantial contribution health and prevents from chronics disease," said Head of Antioxidant Research Laboratory in Tufts University, Jeffrey Blumberg PhD FACN, like published by

Tea has many benefits from the catechin content for body. Catechin tightly related with body immune system, red blood cell will become more effective.

Then, has ability to block bacterium and consists with cell wall and reacts with poison yielded by bacterium and catches the toxin or poison. Catch’s weight metals, mercury, chrome, and other.

"Prevention potency to fight against cancer is contribution from flavonoids active compound so-called catechin," said Ray Sahelian MD.

Catechin also repairs the condition of bacterium in intestine. Lessens ugly bacterium and increases good bacterium. Not strange, people formerly if get diarrhea is ordered to drinks tea because it’s having function catching the ugly bacterium.

But besides the positive benefit, for some people tea exactly is avoided. Afraid of tea negative effect of course is reasonable. Tea contains tannin that banding a number of minerals, especially ferrum which is benefit for body.

If just because the content of tannin and caffeine, not necessarily to avoid tea. Though, not all people is lacking of mineral susceptible. Only some of groups, like child and pregnancy mother is lacking of mineral, because requires high nutrition. Even, for both the groups also not forbidden to drinks tea, but the intensity only lessened in order not to bother required nutrition absorption.