Everything You Need to Know About the Health Benefits of Tea

Tea as energy booster

To get instant boost to your health, drink a cup of tea instead of all the chemical stimulant energy boosters which has side effects to your body.

Even research has proved there are no side effects when you consume tea, even the quantity is on the higher side.

One thing every nutritionist agrees upon, any tea is a good tea to consume.

Researchers are working overtime now about health benefits of tea.

Tea basically derived from Camelliasinensis plant and brewed. It takes into different shape like green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea.

Researchers attribute the health benefits of tea to the properties of polyphenols and phytochemicals which will push you to better health.

Tea hydrates your body

Even drinking 3 or more cup of teas help in more fluid into your system almost equivalent to water and doesn’t dehydrate your body as it was previously believed.

Even you have strong cup of tea, you will still end up having more fluid into your body.

Tea helps in better heart rate

Green tea has the properties of flavonoids and antioxidants that help in breaking down cholesterol and improving functionality of your blood vessels thus reducing heart ailments.

Polyphenols found in tea leaves helps in preventing damages to your cells.

Japanese are quite fond of having green tea, one of the reasons for their robust health

Most of the Japanese who drank 4 or 5 cups of green tea every day have less death risk from heart attack or stroke from the recent study.

Consuming green tea regularly clears arteries vessels in the process preventing coronary ailments.

Tea your savior against Parkinson’s disease

Tea is composed of polyphenols, methylxanthine, amino acids and other phytochemicals properties which lowers the risk of Parkinson’s disease in both men and women.

According to Parkinson’s foundation, flavonoids, theanine  aids in protecting your brain cells thus lowering the risk of getting Parkinson’s ailments.

Even if you drank more cup of tea it didn’t impact the risk. For protecting against Parkinson’s disease more black tea is preferable.

Tea your secret beauty agent

Research are slowly revealing that consuming tea not only have health benefits, it  enhances your beauty.

Tea might provide protection from UV rays. Green tea has the property  to act as a backup sunscreen.

Green tea and even white tea comprises a powerful antioxidant called Epigallocatechine gallate(EGCG) that prevents DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer.

Green tea by promoting DNA repair helps in fighting skin cancer.

What these results answer is, green tea is also a strong anti-ageing agent that fights signs of ageing.

Tea also has anti-inflammatory properties due to high content of polyphenols called catechins. These catechins reduce irritation, redness and swelling.

Tea your fitness booster

Tea boosts exercise endurance.

Scientists have found that the catechins or antioxidants in green tea extracts increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance.

Researchers also suggest that drinking Oolong tea promote weight loss as well as boost your immune system.

The metabolism-revving, plus the potent antioxidant EGCG in green tea activates  the sympathetic nervous system to encourage fat burning.

It is found that people would burn more fat during workouts when they had tea beforehand. Tea decrease fat absorption and contribute to weight loss.

Tea has more health benefits like fighting cancer, tooth decay and much more. It’s right time to get into healthy mode with cup of tea. Cheers.

My gratitude to Dr. Siby Mathew, Head of R&D department, Ripple Tea factory, Munnar, India for the insight about the benefits of tea.

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