Benefits of Tea for Health
Studies that support the health benefits of drinking tea continue to fill the headlines. There is no denying that tea is beneficial to the body every day.
Although researchers cannot fully agree on every aspect, I sell the fact that a few cups a day will do their best to protect me from heart disease, stroke, cancer, and more.
What Makes Tea Good for the Body?
The very high antioxidant content in tea can prevent free radicals from damaging healthy cells in the human body, among which the contents of tea are polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins
In other words, sending antioxidants is the prevention of disease in its best form. Antioxidants are ready and waiting not only in tea but also in some fruits, vegetables, nuts, meat and even wine.
If that is not enough, tea also contains fluoride which is beneficial to your teeth and has bacterial killing properties that help control bad breath and plaque formation.
Are all teas the same for the body?
This is a question that researchers still question. Is the antioxidant content in black tea less than green tea? between Instant tea or teh daun, which one is better? Is hot tea better than iced tea? And this is the purpose:
Higher quality tea may have more catechin antioxidants than lower quality tea.
White tea has more antioxidants than other teas.
Green tea has more antioxidant catechins than black tea because black tea is more processed.
Fermented rooibos tea has more polyphenol antioxidants than fermented rooibos.
Freshly brewed tea has more polyphenol antioxidants than instant tea or bottled tea.
More researchers seem to agree that tea brewed (cold or hot) or caffeinated has more antioxidants than instant tea.
Here is a brief preview of hundreds of recent studies that boast the health benefits of tea and its antioxidants:
The study found tea drinkers had low blood pressure (Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004).
Tea can reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease (Journal of Nutrition, 2003).
Black tea can reduce "bad" cholesterol (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, 2003).
Tea consumption can help heart disease patients (Circulation: The Journal of the American Heart Association, 2001).
Green tea can help stem esophageal cancer. (Harvard Medical School, 2004).
Green and black tea can slow the spread of prostate cancer (Center for Human Nutrition in the Medical Faculty David Geffen, 2004).
Tea can protect against cancer caused by smoking. (Journal of Nutrition, 2003).
Green tea and white tea fight colon cancer (Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, Carcinogenesis, 2003).
Hot tea can reduce the risk of some skin cancers (University of Arizona research, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention (Vol. 9, No. 7), 2001).
Consumption of green tea can reduce the risk of stomach cancer (University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Public Health study, International Journal of Cancer (Vol. 92: 600-604), 2001).
Benefits of Reducing Hypertension:
Green tea and oolong reduce the risk of hypertension (National Cheng Kung University study, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004).
Benefits of Enhancing Immunity
Tea is believed to increase body defense (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2003)
Benefits of Fighting Leukemia:
Components of green tea help kill leukemia cells (Mayo Clinic, 2004).
Benefits of Fighting Alzheimer's:
Drinking tea may delay Alzheimer's disease (study of the University of Newcastle Medicinal Research Center, Phytotherapy Research, 2004).
Benefits of Fighting AIDS:
Tea can act as an AIDS warrior (University of Tokyo, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2003).
So, how do you start doing body tea well?
To get the best health benefits from your tea, choose high-quality loose leaf tea from your local tea shop or online. Destroy and enjoy. And of course, don't waste the idea of enjoying instant tea or bottles when you travel. You may need to drink a little more.
Don't wait any longer. Taste, enjoy, and fight disease today. It's never too late to enjoy the many benefits of tea for health!