The health benefits of tea
Tea – good for you? Maybe so!
Investigating the possible health benefits contained within a hot drink, a number of scientific researchers found that there appears to be growing evidence to suggest that you could actually ward off some very serious conditions, including cancer, obesity and dehydration simply by drinking tea.
Various studies have suggested that drinking tea at least three times a day could actually be better for you than drinking the same amount of water. Tea contains a number of antioxidants which boosts the body’s health, at the same time as rehydrating it.
Why not find out the key health benefits that scientists insist tea drinking can have on the body…
Reduces the risk of heart disease
Tea can potentially improve the blood flow around the body, by widening key arteries and reducing the risk of clots. Tea also contains ‘flavonoids’ which are antioxidants which may slow down the onset and risk of heart disease.
Hydrates the body
Some scientists believe that drinking tea could be as equally useful as water even though water is the prime fluid for rehydrating the body after exercise or a long day in the office.
Prevents tooth decay
Believe it or not, a regular supply of tea can really strengthen your teeth and lower the risk of tooth decay. The antioxidants within a cuppa have been known to fight against bacteria and gum disease. Also, tea is a great source of fluoride which can bolster your tooth enamel – so get slurping!
Great for weight loss
Some scientific studies have suggested that regular tea drinking can help to keep body fat down by speeding up the burning of calories. Why not Burn fat, speed up your metabolism and lose weight with our quality slimming teas! If nothing else, it’s less fattening than sipping on a soft drink…
Boosts memory power
Certain types of tea, such as green tea can strengthen memory cells in the brain and offer protection from the development of dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease according to many scientists. No wonder old people drink so much tea!
You could seriously help your chances of avoiding cancer by drinking tea according to some high-profile studies. Although research is still developing in this area, reports indicate that prostate, mouth and breast cancer cases are much lower amongst those who regularly drink five or more cups of tea daily.
Types of healthy tea
There has never been a better time to put the kettle on with so many potential health benefits. But which form of tea if most beneficial for you? Let’s find out!
Green tea has been found to boost the performance of the liver and prevent arthritis by strengthening bones as well as the numerous health benefits mentioned above. However, try to brew it from loose leaves rather than the tea bag as this provides you with the most benefits form your green tea. It will also add flavour and allow more antioxidants to be released into your cup!
Whilst green tea often grabs the headlines, black tea also possesses many of the health bonuses mentioned above. It is great for preventing viruses in the mouth and gums and has also been known to widen impaired arteries by as much as 50 per cent, preventing blood clots and also offers a strong source of antioxidants.
Wulong / Oolong Tea
This Chinese slimming tea is said to be one of the best for burning off calories, as well as hosting a range of health benefits which include boosting the body’s immune system. Oolong Tea tastes sweet instead of grassy unlike green tea which therefore offers a more welcoming taste, in addition to its myriad body and weight loss benefits.
So don’t be ‘tea-total’… brew up a healthy cuppa today!
How often to you have a cup of tea?