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Supporting healthier lifestyles
Set some time aside when you ask anybody why they drink their favorite tea or infusion. They might stare at you blankly for a while before launching into a long discourse, eager to rectify your ignorance.
The fact is that hundreds of millions of people cannot imagine life without their customary morning, afternoon or evening cuppa. Some could not get out of bed without their first cup of strong English Breakfast; others wouldn’t get into bed before enjoying a delicate blend of chamomile, lavender and valerian, for instance.
A tasty way to feel good
Plants have been used as medicinal herbs throughout history and their health benefits have been actively researched for decades. And yet, they are still a largely unexplored field of study. At LIPTON Teas and Infusions, we are delighted to see this slowly changing – especially for herbal science. Now, even the World Health Organization seeks to further unlock the use of traditional medicines – including herbal remedies. Indeed, the WHO sees potential to help keep populations healthy by providing access to effective and affordable alternatives to conventional medicine – and to provide healthcare choices consistent with people’s cultural practices*.
There is already scientific evidence of how tea and herbal infusions, when consumed daily, may be beneficial in some areas of clinical and preventive health. The benefits of tea have been studied for over a decade.
Unsweetened teas and infusions made from boiled tap water contains 99.5% water, zero grams of added sugar, zero calories, making them an excellent part of a well-balanced diet that can help support a healthy lifestyle.
But there’s more. Tea is one of the top sources of naturally occurring bioactives called flavonoids. Drinking two or more cups a day of unsweetened black or green tea, for instance, is one of the simplest and most effective ways of consuming the intake of flavonoids recommended by scientific experts**.
* World Health Organisation (2013) WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014–2023. World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/ medicines/publications/traditional/trm_strategy14_23/en/
** Crowe-White et al., Flavan-3-ols and Cardiometabolic Health: a Guideline Recommendation by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Adv Nutr 2022,13(6):2070-2083.
Unsweetened teas and infusions contain 99.5% water, no added sugars and zero calories.
Herbals and health
LIPTON Teas and Infusions, however, is a business grounded in science. We are committed to developing the evidence-base for the opportunity that plants offer to create a positive impact on the welfare of people and our planet. We have a diverse team of scientists working on these exciting topics, leveraging decades of experience in the fields of human health, nutrition and sustainability.
LIPTON Teas and Infusions has a team of scientists focused on our scientific partnerships and studentships. Our scientists are collaborating with world-renowned academic institutions and industry partners on studies that show the exciting potential of camellia sinensis, herbs and other plants. Throughout the years, we have launched various research studies and initiatives that result in numerous peer-reviewed publications that support the needs of human wellbeing.