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The results of my research into people drinking six cups of tea a day, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, in 2011, showed that drinking tea doesn't dehydrate you, as was previously thought.

Drinking several cups of green tea a day is a great way to replenish your body's fluid levels. Unlike water, tea is rich with health enhancing flavonoids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, folic acid, zinc, manganese and potassium.

Green tea extract is derived from leaves of camellia sinensis, the plant from which green, black and oolong teas are made.

It is associated with several health benefits, many supported by preliminary scientific research. This includes potential cancer-fighting properties, and a strong antioxidant effect that protects the body from the damaging effect of free radicals. The scientific community notes, however, that continued research is necessary.

Tea's health benefits are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins.

To make green tea, the leaves are picked and then immediately fired, a tea processing term which means they are either steamed or heated.

The leaves are then dried and prepared for either sale or further processing. Other teas are picked, dried by a process commonly called "withering," rolled or broken to induce oxidation, and then dried. Oxidation removes most of the necessary nutritional values from the tea, and then the leaves are dried to halt the process.

Teas that have been oxidized are called black teas, and they include most of the tea people drink in the Western hemisphere. Because of the process used tea to make this, most of the antioxidants that are proven to provide health benefits are removed.

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