Coffee or Tea?
Surely, after reading this, you’ll consider drinking a cup of tea regularly.
Tea is officially great for your health. This soothing and aromatic drink has been around for over 500 years. Researchers attribute its health properties to polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) and phytochemicals.
See to it that your “tea” is actually a real tea. Real tea is derived from a particular plant (Camellia sinensis) and has only four varieties—green, white, black and oolong. C’mon lets find out why it rocks your health.
Here Are Some Of The Goodness A Cup Of Tea Can Give:
- Research says that the catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract increase body’s ability to burn fats as fuel thus, boost exercise endurance.
- Tea can possibly help protect against different types of cancers including – lung, stomach, esophagus small intestine, breast skin, colon, colorectal, prostate, pancreas, ovarian, liver and oral cancers.
- When considered with other factors like age, body mass index, physical activities, and smoking, a regular cup of tea can lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease in both men and women.
- Many factors influence brain health. Polyphenols in green tea may help maintain the parts of the brain that regulate learning and memory. Therefore, it can be an effective agent in the treatment and prevention of neurological disease, particularly degenerative diseases – think Alzheimer’s.
- Aside from reducing the risk of heart attack, tea can also help protect against degenerative and cardiovascular diseases.
- Coz we all know what it’s like to feel the burn, a limited exposure to UV rays is always a must. But don’t you worry! Green tea can protect you from ultraviolet rays as it can act as a backup sunscreen.
- As tea is high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), it can help destroy free radicals (which damage the DNA) in the body.
- Tea is hydrating to the body. Moreover, a regular cup might also work against some of the negative effects of smoking and in the long run, might even lessen the risk of lung cancer.
- People with type 2 diabetes can also benefit from tea. The compounds found in green tea could help them better process sugars.
- After a body was exposed to radiation, tea can help protect it against cellular degeneration. Aside from this, some studies found out that it can also aid skin to bounce back after exposure.
- Need to keep in shape? Well, in one study conducted, it was revealed that participants who consume hot tea had lower waist circumference as well as lower BMI than non-consuming participants. It was hypothesized by experts that a regular sip of tea can lower the risk of metabolic syndrome — which increases the risk of stroke, artery disease, and diabetes.
- Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral strength and density.
Consider These Reminders Before Stocking Up On Gallons Of The Stuff:
- Give tea several minutes to cool off before sipping as repeatedly drinking hot beverages my increases the risk for esophageal cancer.
- All tea drinks are not created the same. The amount of benefits your body can access depends on the tea variety, processing and canning and the way it was brewed as well
- Tea might not always benefit human health to the same degree as in lab studies suggest.
Tea should be safe to consume, just not in excessive amounts. So brew up a batch, hot or cold and enjoy!