Tea and higher bone density

Research has indicated that tea flavonoids may strengthen bones and help to prevent osteoporosis. And in one study, long term tea drinkers were more likely to have stronger bones than non tea drinkers – even to the point where those drinking tea for longer than 10 years had the highest bone mineral density throughout the body.


People who have been drinking tea for 6 to 10 years showed higher bone mineral density of the lumbar spine than non tea drinkers.

(Arch Intern Med. 2002; 162:1001-1006).