Why drink tea? There are many healthy reasons to drinking tea as a daily ritual. Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease and diabetes; encourage weight loss and lower cholesterol.
White tea: Has the most potent anticancer properties compared to more processed teas. Fights the signs of aging and may protect against cancers.
Green tea: High level of antioxidants that makes it an effective cancer fighter and helps to slow down the aging process. May potentially prevent the onset or slow the progression of dementia.
Oolong tea: Boosts metabolism, helping fat to burn faster. Lowers bad cholesterol levels.
Black tea: Contains polyphenols that prevents plaque and keeps your breath smelling sweet. May also help prevent diabetes.
Pu-erh tea: Beneficial to “blood cleansing” and digestion. Lower cholesterol & blood pressure and increase metabolism.
Teas that do not come from the traditional tea plant are considered herbal teas. They are caffeine-free and are well-known for their health and therapeutic properties, giving a sense of calm and peace.
The variety of herbal teas and their benefits are : -
Rose – remove fatigue; enhance metabolism and blood circulation, moist skin (for natural glowing complexion).
Osmanthus – warm lungs, relieve chills, warm stomach and alleviate pains.
Chrysanthemum – cooling properties, decrease body heat (for those with fever, sore throats), strengthen liver and gallbladder.
Chamomile – consumed teas in the world behind regular black tea. Aids toothaches, excellent in the evening (for those with insomnia) or in times of stress because of its mildly sedative and soothing properties.
Peppermint – great digestive drink to consume after a heavy meal. Helpful for heartburn, nausea and indigestion. Relieves constipation to get you going!
Best to brew your tea using a cup or bottle made of glass as the container.
Taken regularly, tea is awesome for your health and can help contribute to your overall well-being. Enjoy a cup today!