Nutrition & Health Compounds Found in Tea
contains a small amount of vitamins)
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin):
Thiamin helps to build energy by converting energy from food. It is also
needed for growth and reproduction. Further, it promotes better appetite
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin):
Riboflavin is used for maintenance of healthy skin, eyes, and nerves. It
also is an essential vitamin for proteins and energy metabolism.
- Vitamin B6:
This vitamin helps to release energy from food and enhances the
metabolism of proteins. It also helps the red blood cells formation and
is an important compound in the regulation of the central nervous
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid):
This vitamin helps to heal wounds and mend fractures. It also fights
some common types of virus and bacterial infections.
- Vitamin K:
This to helps build bone metabolism and is essential for preventing
- Carotene (precursor of vitamin A):
Carotene is converted to vitamin A upon digestion. Vitamin A promotes
good eyesight and healthy skin.
- Folic Acid:
This acid is essential for the red blood cell formation and gene
Minerals (Tea is a rich source for
It is vital for growth and the body’s development
It is essential for maintaining normal fluid level and a normal heart
Zinc is essential for the development of the reproduction organs and
protein synthesis. It also helps in wound healing.
As you might know, Fluorine protects the teeth and strengthens the
Polyphenols (Tea is a rich source for
Flavonoids and catechins are groups of polyphenolic compounds. They help
fight against cancer-causing radicals and heart disease.