Health Benefits of Tea
 

Tea Many studies have shown and supported the health benefits of drinking tea. Teas contain many powerful antioxidants, some of which are called polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins, which strongly contribute to its vast benefits of tea. Antioxidants in general work to neutralize ‘free radicals’, which are believed to damage elements in the body over time, such as genetic material and lipids, and contribute to chronic disease.

Health Benefits

Increases the Metabolic Rate: Studies indicate that tea raise the metabolic rates, speeds up fat oxidation and improves insulin sensitivity & glucose tolerance. The catechin polyphenols in tea raise the rate at which calories are burned, and so increase energy expenditure.

Protects the body from aging and pollution: Tea contains antioxidants that protect the body from the ravages of aging and the effects of pollution.

Lowers Stress: Drinking tea lowers stress hormone levels. Research suggests that tea drinkers following a high stress event have a twenty percent greater drop in cortisol, also called the Stress Hormone. The study also showed that blood platelet activation, which is linked to blood clotting and the risk of heart attacks was also lower for tea drinkers.

Protects Teeth: Tea contains fluoride and tannins that may keep plaque at bay and also helps inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath.

Improves the Immune System: Drinking tea may help your body's immune system fight off infections by boosting the disease-fighting capacity of Gamma Delta T cells.

Boosts Alertness: L-theanine, an amino acid, found almost exclusively in tea, has been found to activate the attention networks of the brain. The small intestine passes theanine to the bloods and makes it way to the blood-brain barrier, where it affects the brain's neurotransmitters and increases alpha brain-wave activity. The result is a calmer, but more alert, state of mind.

Calorie Free: Tea by itself is calorie-free. It contains no calories, unless you add sugar or milk.

Stronger Bones: Drinking tea helps protect bones. Research has found that people who drink tea regularly have some of the strongest bone structures. The research found this after discounting effects of age, body weight, exercise, smoking and other risk factors.

Helps prevent Parkinson's Disease: Tea contains caffeine and research has shown that caffeine aids in the reduction of likelihood of Parkinson's disease and a temporary increase in short term memory.

Cancer Protection: Polyphenols, an antioxidants found in tea, possesses cancer-fighting effects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
 
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