The Health Benefits Of Tea

By Leland • Food, General, Health • 6 Jun 2017

Tea drinkers love their tea because it’s a delicious alternative to coffee and it has several health benefits. There are several different types of tea all for different uses. Consider integrating tea into your nightly routine and your diet in general for an array of health benefits.

Green tea

Nowadays, we see green tea everywhere. Green tea facials, iced drinks, and multivitamins. One of the biggest health benefits of green tea is that it boosts your metabolism and is a great alternative to sugary drinks. Along with weight control, green tea has also been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It’s a great drink to help stabilize blood sugar for those with diabetes. Green tea is a great alternative to coffee as it contains caffeine. Green tea leaves in facial products have shown to reduce skin redness and dryness.

Black tea

Black tea comes from the same plant as green tea but is oxidized further to make the leaves black. Black tea contains caffeine but also theophylline which helps you stay alert longer. It’s also high in antioxidants, which help strengthen your immune system and prevent damage from free radicals in your body. Black tea also reduces the risk of cancer, heart attacks, and kidney stones. According to WebMD, A study has shown that women who drink black tea regularly showed a lower risk of ovarian cancer.

White tea

White tea has, even more, antioxidants than green and black tea. These antioxidants help promote cardiovascular health and reduce the risks of cancer. White tea also contains anti-aging properties which help reduce the risk of premature aging. There is fluoride found in white tea that promotes oral health and prevents tooth decay. White tea has classicly been a remedy for common diseases like the common cold.

Oolong

Oolong is from the same leaves as green and black tea, except that it is fully fermented while black tea is partially fermented and green is not fermented. Oolong has most commonly been used to promote brain function and sharpen thinking skills. It’s also been used by people with skin allergies, like eczema, to reduce skin irritation. Along with most other teas, oolong has been shown to reduce risks of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and certain cancers.

Drinking tea can do a lot for the human body. If you’re looking to improve your overall health by drinking tea, Newby Teas offers all of these varieties and more in their tea selection.

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