Time for Tea

New research is proving that tea can positively benefit your health. Green tea is a rich source of vitamin C – one large cup has the same amount as a glass of orange juice. It also contains anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties to help fight gingivitis, gum disease, bad breath, and flu. Red Bush or Rooibos tea has similar properties to green tea, and it is rich in vitamin C, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, zinc, and manganese. Black tea has lower antioxidant properties than green, but can still help to reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol levels. Be careful though – as it contains more caffeine, which can cause restlessness and irritability.