Antioxidant Flavonoids

Throughout everyday life, the human body can be exposed to stress, pollution and too much sunlight, which can all trigger the body to produce substances known as 'free radicals'.  These substances are even produced in small quantities by the body following everyday metabolic processes and play a role in the body's slow ageing process (for example the wrinkling of your skin over time).

A diet high in fruit and vegetables can help reduce the amount of these free radicals in your body.  This is because they contain a particular group of antioxidants known as 'flavonoids', which have been shown to help 'mop up' these free radicals.

The good news is that all types of both black and green tea also naturally contain these antioxidant flavonoids.  For example, our Tetley black teas contains over 100mg of antioxidant flavonoids in every cup (based on a 3 minute infusion).  So drinking tea regularly as part of your healthy diet and lifestyle can help boost your daily flavonoid intake.

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