All through life, the human body can be exposed to stress, pollution and too much sunlight, which can trigger the body to produce substances known as 'free radicals'. These substances are produced in small quantities by the body following everyday metabolic processes. They play a vital role in the body's aging 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 a particular group of antioxidants known as 'flavonoids' have been shown to help 'mop up' these free radicals.
The good news is that all types of black and green tea naturally contain these antioxidant flavonoids. For example, our Tetley black teas contain over 100 mg 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.