A hot cup of tea on a cold winter evening
after a hard day’s work livens up your senses, gives you that extra energy and
charges your batteries. There is more to the cup of tea than you think. Make
yourself a nice hot cup of tea and enjoy as you read this article.
Tea boasts of a host of health benefits. There is white tea, green tea and
herbal tea to make your day. Tea may reduce heart attack and stroke. It helps
the artery to remain clog free and thereby reduces heart attacks.
Not only this tea protects your bones, increases immunity, increases
metabolism, keeps your body hydrated and tea contains tannins and fluoride that
prevents plaque formation in the teeth.
Now let’s look at the significance of green tea. Green tea contains polyphenols
which has the antioxidant properties and help prevent cancer. Green tea
antioxidants called catechins fights free radicals that damage DNA. The free
radicals also contribute cancer, blood clots and atherosclerosis.
Green tea is processed minimally and so it retains its unique goodness to be
specific the catechins particularly the epigallocatechin 3-gallate. Drinking
green tea prevents the resurgence of breast cancer, reduces the risk of
developing stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic
cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer.
Now you are beginning to get what I mean to say isn’t it? Green tea fights
obesity and lowers LDL or the bad cholesterol which is great news for the
heart. According to a recent study at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
green tea is effective in treating genetic disorder and types of tumors.
A recent study has found out that green tea could modulate the effect of
smoking on lung cancer. Thus far we have discussed so much about green tea.
White tea also has the great health benefits.
White tea keeps you healthy and makes you look younger. It helps to reduce
cancer risk, rheumatoid arthritis and reduces wrinkles. A study conducted at Pace University
found out that white tea extract has the prophylactic application in reducing
the growth of bacteria that cause staphylococcus infection.
An article in the recent issue of Agricultural Research Magazine states that
chamomile tea has the antimicrobial and significant platelet-clumping activity.
Peppermint tea has anti microbial, antiviral, strong antioxidant and anti tumor
actions and some anti allergenic potential. Hope you have enjoyed your cup of
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