Three cups of black tea per day may improve heart health measures, such as cholesterol and triglyceride levels, says a study from Mauritius, Scotland, and the USA.
The American Botanical Council (ABC) has weighed into the debate over the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) draft guidance document on new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications.
L-theanine may boost attention for anxious folks: Study
Daily supplements of L-theanine, an amino acid found in tea, may help people with anxiety focus on their daily activities, suggests a new study from Japan.
Daily supplements of a green tea extract may boost mental alertness and enhance memory, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study from Korea.
The chemical composition of commercially available green tea-based dietary supplements is not the same as green tea beverages, and some contain non-tea ingredients like fenugreek, says a new analysis from the USDA.
Unilever breakthrough may open up tea compound’s brain potential
Scientists from Unilever R&D have modelled the absorption and breakdown of L-theanine in humans, with results that may cast more light on the potential brain benefits of the tea compound.
Green tea may protect DNA from damage: Human study
Drinking green tea every day for a month may protect against damage at a genetic levels, with benefits linked to the beverage’s antioxidant content, says a new study.
Black tea compounds show anti-allergy potential
Theaflavins, compounds found in black tea, may reduce allergic response in people with sensitive skin and related conditions, suggests a new study with mice.
Black tea may match green for weight benefits: Study
Like green tea, extracts from black tea may also help reduce weight gain and cut body fat levels, says a new study from Japan with rats and mice.
ENI gets GRAS for L-Theanine
Ethical Naturals Inc (ENI) has received GRAS status for its L-Theanine ingredient, which the firm says will help its uptake in the world of functional beverages.
Healthy tea extracts offer tasty functional beverages opportunity
High-quality, concentrated tea extracts could offer natural functionality, according to a trends report from global carton packaging and filling machines company SIG Combibloc.
ChromaDex offers tea quality and safety verification
ChromaDex has launched a new verification program for tea products, to pinpoint the quantities of various antioxidants and to detect adulteration.
Gaining benefits from leaf and bean: Antioxidants in tea and coffee
Special edition: Antioxidants
In the fourth part of our series on antioxidants, NutraIngredients looks at coffee and tea – two products seen increasingly as functional beverages for their antioxidant content.
Tea science stacks up for weight management, but concerns continue for extracts
Leaf through the scientific literature and the benefits of tea, green and black, for weight managements garner much support, but more research is needed before the beverage and its extracts have “great public health importance”, says a new review.
The tea compounds L-theanine and caffeine at levels obtained in a single cup of tea may improve attention, says a new study from Unilever.
Antioxidant-rich juices boost heart health: Study
Consuming antioxidant-rich raspberry juice or tea may prevent artery hardening, and lead to improvements in heart health, say results of a European wide research.
Antioxidants from black tea may aid diabetics
Polysaccharides from black tea may blunt the spike in sugar levels after a meal more than similar compounds from green and oolong tea, and offer potential to manage diabetes, says a new study.
Find time for tea to slash stroke risk: Study
Drinking three or more cups of green or black tea a day may reduce the risk of stroke by 21 per cent, says new research from UCLA.
Green tea may protect against breast cancer: Study
Regular consumption of green tea may reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer by about 12 per cent, according to a new study from the US and China.
Tea yoghurt may expand healthy dairy options
Addition of green and black teas to yoghurt may boost the colour and flavour of the product, without affecting the starter cultures, says a French-Tunisian study.
Green tea's heart benefits gain support
Regular consumption of green tea may improve the function of
endothelial cells - cells lining the walls of blood vessels - and
boost cardiovascular health, according to new research from Greece.
Wine and tea compounds linked to diabetes benefits
Antioxidant-rich red wine and tea could help regulate blood sugar
levels in diabetics, suggests a new study from the University of
Black tea compounds may protect against diabetes
Compounds in black tea may be able to mimic insulin and help
prevent diabetes, suggests new research from Scotland.
Black tea may slash Parkinson's disease risk
Drinking at least 23 cups of black tea a month, or about
three-quarters of a cup a day, may slash the risk of developing
Parkinson's disease by a whopping 71 per cent, suggests new
research from Singapore.
Citrus boosts tea's antioxidant punch - study
Combining citrus juice or vitamin C with green tea or its extracts
could increase the absorption of antioxidants from the tea up to
13-fold, suggests new research.
Green tea may halve prostate cancer risk
Drinking five cups of green tea a day may reduce the risk of
prostate cancer by 48 per cent, reports a new study from Japan.
Tea Council under fire for health claims posters
The UK Tea Council has been criticised for exaggerating the
benefits of tea and banned from making further claims about the
drinks antioxidant potential after running a series of adverts.
Milk in tea may hamper heart health benefits
The British way of drinking tea with milk may block the
cardiovascular benefits of the catechins, according to a small
study that highlights the need for nutrition studies to consider
confounding factors from the surrounding food...
More evidence for tea's anticancer potential
Teas, both green and black, have potent anti-cancer effects against
a wide range of tumours, says a new study led by the US Department
of Agriculture that adds to an ever growing body of science behind
Polyphenol-enriched tea may double cholesterol excretion
Drinking a cup of polyphenol-enriched oolong tea with a high fat
meal may increase the amount of cholesterol excreted by the body by
half, says a small study from Japan and Taiwan.
Health Sciences intends to move into healthy teas
Health Sciences Group is intending to acquire specialty tea and
food company Kalahari - the first acquisition since its focus shift
from ingredients to branded finished foods and an indication of its
new, market-driven strategy.
Black tea may speed up recovery from stress
Drinking black tea could reduce stress hormone levels and help ease
the burden of heart disease, says the first randomized clinical
trial into the effects of the beverage on stress.
Do antioxidants make tea healthier than water?
The antioxidant content of tea could mean that drinking three or
more cups a day could reduce the risk of a wide range of health
problems, ranging from cancer to heart disease, and may even be
healthier than water, says a review from...
Tea linked to lower risk of bile stones and cancer
Drinking at least one cup of tea a day could cut the risk of cancer
in the gallbladder and bile ducts by about 40 per cent, suggests a
population-based study from China.
Caffeine could protect against diabetes
People who drink lots of green tea or coffee every day could lower
their risk of diabetes by 33 percent, a result linked to caffeine
content, says new research from Japan.
Green tea could protect against Alzheimer's
Drinking more than two cups of green tea a day could cut the risk
of dementia by half, claims a population-based study of elderly
WellGen prepares for nutrigenomic launch
WellGen's first food-derived nutrigenomic product could be on the
market as early as next year, if research continues according to
plan and a suitable commercial partner can be found.
Coffee surpasses fruit and veg as dietary antioxidant source
Most Americans are not consuming enough fruit and vegetables in
their diet and are gleaning the majority of their antioxidants from
coffee, according to new research from the University of Scranton,
Green tea stirs growth, despite FDA anti-cancer doubts
As the most dynamic specialty tea, green tea is helping to fuel a
rapidly expanding market as consumers look for healthier
alternatives to coffee and soda, according to a new market report.
Wrong form of theanine interferes with absorption
D-theanine can inhibit the body's absorption of the amino
L-theanine and may present a health risk to consumers, suggest
researchers at Iowa University.
Tea could prevent diabetes and cataracts
Tea is once again being heralded as something more than a
refreshing brew as research suggests it may prevent diabetes and
complications associated with the disease.
New evidence supports camomile tea's health benefits
The popular herbal tea camomile may help relieve a wide range of
health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps, UK
researchers will report.
China builds up green tea supplies
At 3.15 million tonnes world tea production in 2003 beat 2002
supplies but prices remained firm reflecting season variability,
reports the UN food and farm body, adding that China has pushed up
green tea supplies.
Pomegranate juice in heart health trial
Researchers in Britain are to test whether drinking pomegranate
juice can prevent blood vessel damage and help to protect against
Health benefits of red tea boosts sales
While green tea has been getting its name around the block, red tea
has taken a little longer to become a household name, but its sales
are said to be soaring on the back of its purported health
Tea found to fight Alzheimer's enzymes
Drinking tea could help improve memory and may also slow the
development of Alzheimer's disease, suggests new research from the
Tea keeps blood pressure down
Tea drinkers are less likely to suffer from hypertension, report
Chinese researchers in a study out this week.
Sleep easy with green tea
The health benefits of green tea dovetail into sleep as researchers
in Japan find an amino acid located in green tea could improve
slumber in young men, writes Lindsey Partos.
Time to take tea seriously?
Early results on a new topical cream containing compounds found in
tea suggest that it could soon be used to help fight skin cancer,
the most common type of cancer in the United States.
A wise name change
Herbal tea and extract maker Wisdom Herbs will change its name to
to Wisdom Natural Brands to reflect its growing product diversity,
it has announced.