The Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

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Doesn’t a cup of tea sound good right now? Perhaps peppermint tea rejuvenates and refreshes you. Or maybe you like the warmth that you get by holding a cup of tea? Well, apart from making you feel awesome, tea offers many other health benefits. Read on to find out what these other benefits are.

Tea is packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants assist in fighting the signs of aging. They also protect also cellular injury caused by free radicals. The proportion of antioxidants is always high in white variety of tea, followed by green variety of tea and finally the black variety of tea. Tea has a highly effective anti-aging ingredient called catechin. This ingredient controls blood cholesterol levels by decreasing the absorption rate of cholesterol in the small intestine. 

Tea helps in fighting against diabetes. Tea is excellent for reducing blood sugar. It develops insulin sensitivity and regulates blood pressure to protect you from diabetes and any other similar complications like diabetic cataracts.

Tea keeps you fit. Tea has virtually no calories as long as there is no addition of sweeteners or milk. Tea increases the metabolic rate so that you can burn more calories. Tea’s caffeine also helps to burn calories.

Tea is advantageous for oral health. Tea has antibacterial properties which inhibit the formation of dental caries and cavities. It also suppresses the development of dental plaque. These antibacterial properties also strengthen the body’s immune system. 

Tea helps your brain. Alongside having stress decreasing properties, the antioxidants in tea offsets the oxidative stress on the brain and reduces the danger of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Tea keeps your heart healthy. Drinking tea regularly has a positive impact on the health of your heart. Fluoride and tannins lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke by preventing clogged arteries and maintaining good blood circulation. 

Tea has a good amount of caffeine. The quantity of caffeine in tea ensures that you don’t experience jitters, indigestion, sleeplessness, anxieties, or headaches associated with caffeine-rich drinks like coffee. Recent research shows that the minimal caffeine content in tea helps to enhance cancer protection effects and raises mental alertness.

As you can see, tea offers many benefits that are great for those on the Paleo diet and anybody who wants to improve their health. Drinking tea not only provides a wonderful satisfying feeling, it can help you to live a stress-free and healthy life.
James Christopher, Creative Writer