Tea is a healthy alternative to most drinks. In addition to hydrating the body, its antioxidants and phytochemicals provide a variety of health benefits, from boosting exercise endurance to reducing the risk of heart attacks.
The polyphenols in tea can help maintain parts of the brain that regulate memory and learning, thus preventing degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Tea also helps prevent a variety of cancers, including breast, colon and pancreatic cancers, and other disease such as Parkinson's disease. For diabetics, tea can help process sugars more efficiently as well as lower the risk of metabolic syndrome. Green tea specifically can help improve bone mineral density.