The Many Health Benefits of Tea
“For thousands of years, wise people have poured hot water over tea leaves and found pleasure in both the experience and the drink that is created.” -Theresa Cheung, Tea Bliss: Infuse Your Life with Health, Wisdom, and Contentment
A Favorite Among Many
After water, tea is the mostly commonly consumed drink in the world. It may not surprise you to hear that it offers many health benefits. But recently, researchers have found that it is offers more benefits than water!
Better than Water
“[Researchers] found clear evidence that drinking three to four cups of tea a day can cut the chances of having a heart attack.”-Dr. Carrie Ruxton
Water replaces the fluid you have lost. But researchers found that tea rehydrates just as well as water does. And tea provides antioxidants and flavonoids that water does not provide.
What are the Health Benefits of Tea?
(1) Drinking green tea helps reduce the risk of breast cancer.
(2) Drinking green tea or black tea regularly has anti-aging effects.
(3) Tea has been found to improve your cognitive if you are going to study all night, drink tea instead of coffee.
(4) There is a compound in green tea that may slow down or help to prevent type 1 diabetes, which suggests it may be good for children to drink as a preventative measure.
(5) Green tea has been found to help your body recover more quickly after weight lifting. And seems to increase endurance during exercise, in general.
(6) Even drinking one cup of black tea every day can help protect you from heart disease and lower your risk of having a stroke. Green tea and rooibos tea do, as well.
(7) Drinking tea boosts immunity. And white tea, in particular, helps fight germs by slowing down bacteria growth.
(8) Speaking of white tea, research suggests it may be the answer to our national problem with obesity. It has been found to prevent the formation of new fat cells. Green tea also has been found to be helpful in preventing weight gain.
(9) If you’re stressed out, black tea will be soothing. And daily cups of black tea may improve your ability to manage stress and recover from it.
(10) Chamomile tea has a very tranquilizing effect and is a good way to calm down. It has been shown to help with heartburn, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, morning sickness and other stomach upsets. It also can help with tension headaches, allergies and menstrual cramps.