Thursday, May 9, 2013

Benefits Of Drinking Tea

There are many benefits of drinking tea, tea's health benefits are due to their high content of flavonoids this is a plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. The October issue of Harvard Women's Health Watch recognizes the healthy power of tea while helping readers get the most out of their cups. Of course drinking tea in moderation not over doing it too much of anything is bad.

I remember always every evening after dinner I would make tea for my grandmother and I, we both would just sit down for evening tea and watch some TV and chat away of the day's event's school, work etc. It was a time in the day that we would just take to relax and wind down from a busy day. This is where my love of tea started, my grandmother taught me how to make ginger tea and the anise tea, and so many different teas i could make from scratch. 

While doing this i was not aware of the health benefits tea has, but I know my grandmother did as she would explain to me what certain tea's would be beneficial for when one was not feeling well. One should consider adding tea to their daily routine if able to. Below I have gathered some information of health benefits of drinking tea.

1.Tea helps fight free radicals. Tea is high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (“ORAC” to its friends), which is a fancy way of saying that it helps destroy free radicals (which can damage DNA) in the body.

2.Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength.

3.Rooibos (a caffeine-free, herbal tea) may reduce and treat metabolic diseases.

4.White tea was found to be more protective against oxidative stress when compared to green tea.

5.Rooibos tea (both red and green) were shown to have the highest protection for male fertility against oxidative stress: In a study that tested the oxidative stress reducing properties of supplements made from green tea, red rooibos, green rooibos, or Chinese green tea, rooibos extracts helped protect sperm health the most.

6.Tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help slow down aging and help your cells to regenerate and repair. Teas of all varieties contain high levels of antioxidant polyphenols that can help keep your body healthier and some studies suggest even ward of some cancers.

7.Tea lowers stress hormone levels. Black tea has been shown to reduce the effects of a stressful event. Participants in a study experienced a 20% drop in cortisol, a stress hormone, after drinking 4 cups of tea daily for one month. ( Before increasing your intact of tea please speak, to your doctor to make sure none of the medication will have a negative reaction)

When we feel under the weather, drinking a cup of tea makes you feel so much better, sipping on a cup of warm tea makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and just relaxes you. So sip your tea and have a fabulous day. What are your favorite tea's?

Resources: Health and Time,Nursing degree, Harvard Health, Mother Nature network



Post a Comment