BENEFITS OF DRINKING TEA
People have been enjoying tea for centuries. Tea drinking
is said to have begun in the Yunnan province of China during the Shang Dynasty nearly 3600 years ago. In China and much of the Far East, tea is considered a medicinal drink and the key to wisdom, happiness, and good health. Tea may help you lose weight, boost mental alertness and lower your cholesterol.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TEA INCLUDE:
- Tea contains the antioxidants
which fight off the free radicals that cause damage in your body. All have these to a certain extent. However, white and green tea has more than black does. When free radicals are left to wreak havoc in your body they can cause many problems to happen including cancer.
Less Caffeine - A cup of tea has far less caffeine than coffee does. This means you can drink more in a day without overdoing it than coffee. A cup of coffee has about 100mg of caffeine. Whereas the black tea has about 50 mg or less of caffeine, green tea has about 30 mg or less of caffeine, and oolong is 35 mg or less of caffeine in a cup. You can even get decaffeinated if you want to completely eliminate caffeine.
Reduces Stress - Black tea can help reduce how much cortisol (a stress hormone) there is in the body. This helps you react to stressful situations more effectively.
- Tea gives your immune system
a boost so you can keep from getting various diseases or fight them off more easily. So if you have a sluggish immune system try some tea to see what happens.
Reduces Inflammation - Tea has anti-inflammatory qualities. You can place a cool tea bag on your eyes even to reduce puffiness that comes with a lack of sleep sometimes.
Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth
- Green and black teas have been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells
in the digestive system as well as other systems of the body. The scientists believe it is the polyphenols contained in it that are partially the reason.
Protects Your Heart
- There have been studies done that prove that drinking tea each day lowers the risk from dying from a heart attack by a whopping 44 percent. This was by drinking 3 or more cups daily. This is because tea contains myricetin, kaempferol, and quercetin which are all flavanoids. In fact, drinking only 1 1/2 cups of tea daily has shown to lower the risk of having a heart attack by 40% compared to people that do not drink it. Simply put - drinking tea will protect your heart
Aids Digestion - Tea is a great digestive aid. After eating a meal, have a cup of tea to help your stomach digest your food more effectively. It can be used for relief of stomach cramps too.
HERBAL TEAS AND THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS
Rooibos - Rooibos (red) tea originates from South Africa and is an extract from a red bush plant called rooibos. Rooibos tea can boost the cells involved in bone density and growth.
Hibiscus - Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea extracted from the flowers of the hibiscus plant. It aids in fighting oxidative stress and lowering high blood pressure.
Peppermint - Peppermint tea is infused from dry leaves of peppermint plant. Its menthol component makes it have an appealing flavor and lovely aroma. Peppermint tea contains antioxidants, antiviral and antibacterial qualities and is often used as a digestive aid.
White Tea - White tea is unfermented and uncured. White contains catechins, which have high antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Additionally, catechins have been found to hinder the increase in blood pressure and lower cholesterol. In a study conducted at Pace University, white tea was found to retard the development of bacteria that lead to dental caries, pneumonia, and systemic infections.
Chamomile - Chamomile tea is extracted from a plant called Asteraceae and produces a golden-colored tea. The tea type has calming effect and people frequently use it as a sleep aid to treat insomnia.
Green Tea - The antioxidants in green tea may prevent the growth of cancers such as colorectal, breast, bladder, stomach and lung. Green tea helps to burn fat and has been found to lower the risks of neurological issues such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
Black Tea - Black tea contains more caffeine than most teas as it is extracted from fermented tea leaves. It is often used as the base for flavored teas such as chai and instant teas. Drinking black tea may repair and protect your lungs.
Teas are available in numerous natural varieties
with delicious flavors and breathtaking aromas. Pure fine tea
is naturally free of calories and sugar. As you’ve seen, many herbal teas provide health-boosting effects and benefits.
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