Tea lovers have a lot to cheer
about. The medical community now acknowledges the positive effects tea
imparts on health. Drinking tea can actually delay aging while adding years
to your life and provide protection against chronic diseases. Research
has concluded that tea is an extraodinary chemical soup full of the antioxidants.
Catechins and Quercetin, Tea intake helps the liver in the detoxification
efforts and in cleansing the body of its free radicals which enter by way
of eating wrong foods. There is more a cup of tea cantains less than half
the amount of caffeine present in a cup of coffee, in fact, tea has been
used as a health drink in Asia for thousands of years.
The antioxidant properties of
tea inhibit cell mutations and formation of cancer causing substances.
The White blood corpuscles (WBC)
are generally responsible for fighting any infection present in the body.
Both polyphenols and Vitamin C which are present in green tea help to increase
the WBC count thereby increasing, immunity to colds and diseases. Tea and
Heart Research suggestes that any diet rich in antioxidants is capable
of stimulating circulation, strengthening the blood vessels and decreasing
the cholessterol levels. The being rich in antioxidants can thus help in
the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
AND WEIGHT LOSS
Certain slimming teas are known
to facilitate weight loss as these teas have an effect on the tissues and
on the fats in the blood stream.
The essential oils present in
tea increases the flow of the digestive jices. This aids digestion. The
most popularly known of this type of tea is the Chinese Tea which the Chinese
usuallly drink along with or after their meals.
Tea helps to fight food poisioning
in the digestive tract and the antibacterial properties of tea help fight
anainst throat infection.
AND DENTAL HEALTH
Tea is rich in fluorides - merial
which helps strengthen bones and tooth enamel. Therefore tea drinking can
also help fight Oesteoporosis. The polyphenols present in tea destroy the
bacteria present in the mouth thereby preventing plaque formation.
The best way to make tea ensure
maximum antioxidant benefit - Add tea powder to boiling water (do not boil
the tea) filter after three minutes and do not add milk or sugar. Tea should
be sipped along with your meals.
SUM IT UP
By drinking 2-4 cups a day of
tea, you can reap in the numerous curative and preventive health benefits
which teta offers. We now have substancial evidence which indicates that
tea drinking can lead to a healthier and longer life.