Health benefits. Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. The lighter the tea, the less it has been processed. White, red & green teas are especially helpful. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control.
Yes. Green tea contains many natural antioxidants which support a healthy immune system. However, it is not a weight loss product as some claim.