Green Tea
By contactus
January 12, 2012
Category: Diet
Tags: Green Tea  

Green Tea and Fluoride

Drink something good for you to help protect your teeth!

Green tea, like all teas made from the Camellia sinensis bush, contains fluoride, a natural compound that hardens tooth enamel and helps prevent tooth decay.  Did you know that different teas have different amounts of fluoride in them. Tea plants accumulate fluoride in their leaves over time, so the oldest leaves contain the most fluoride, while the youngest contain the least.  Therefore, white tea(made from the youngest leaves) has the least amount of fluoride. (this is the best to take if your trying to get the minimal amount  of fluoride).  Green tea is made from older leaves, oolong tea and black tea have slightly more fluoride.  The highest amount of fluoride is found in brick tea which is a lower quality of tea. 

The next question may be- How much is to much?  The daily recommended amount of fluoride is 3mg.  An entire liter of green tea contains only about half that amount, or between 1.2 and 1.7mg. of fluoride.    Black tea contains roughly the same amount as green tea and black tea has slightly less.  So...even if you drink 7-8oz. cups of green,black or oolong tea every day your fluoride intake would still be within the "safe zone".  

More Info On Green Tea to Come!!!!!

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