What Are The Health Benefits of Drinking Tea?
There are four main types of tea, white, green, oolong and black. Herbal tea isn’t really a tea, it is a tisane. Herbal tea is made from a mixture of dried leaves, seeds, grasses, nuts, barks, fruits, flowers, or other botanical elements. For this article we will consider it the fifth type of tea.
Some general benefits of white, green, oolong and black tea:
*May inhibit cancer growth, lowering the risk of stomach, colon and breast cancer.
*May suppress the gene that triggers inflammation in the body.
*May deactivate viruses, especially in the mouth.
*Is high in antioxidants that attack free radicals in the body. Polyphenois help to increase the white blood cell count which fights infection.
*May help to prevent heart disease and stroke.
*Is high in vitamin C, and a good source of manganese, potassium, niacin, folic acid and trace amounts of vitamins B1, B2 and K.
*Stimulate the circulatory system to strengthen the blood vessels.
*Helps to lower Cholesterol levels,
*Aids in digestion.
*Burns calories and can help in reducing weight by having an effect on the fats in the blood stream and in the tissues.
*Is rich in fluorides to strengthen tooth enamel and fight plaque build-up and to strengthen bones in the fight against osteoporosis.
*Acts as a mild germicide, to help fight food poisoning and has antibacterial properties to help throat infections.
*Improves alertness, problem-solving ability and concentration.
*Green tea may protect against glaucoma and other common eye disease.
Some general benefits of herbal tea:
*Promotes wellness and energy.
*Promotes a more calm and relaxed state of mind.
*Helps to aid with stomach and digestive problems.
*Supports heart health.
*Promotes cleansing properties for the body.
*May help to nourish the nervous system.
*May help to strengthen the immune system.
*Is high in antioxidants.
*May help to Stimulate the internal organs.
*May help to avoid the cold virus.
*Promotes a good night’s sleep.
*Is caffeine free and tastes good too!
The studies about the health benefits of teas are still ongoing. It seems there is new information every day. So go ahead and have a few cups of tea today and everyday! You will feel better and be more alert!
I just love my cup of tea. There are many reasons to drink tea. Health benefits, feel good benefits, warm hands while you are holding your cup of hot tea, and did you know that tea alone has zero calories? Wow, who would have known tea was so good for you!