Blog 19 January 2017

Benefits of Tea

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Tea. I find that both settles the stomach and concentrates the mind. Wonderful drink, tea.

― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

For the average Indian, tea is a part of everyday life. Waking up to its tantalising aroma early in the morning, enjoying it with pakoras on a cool rainy day, stopping for a snack and drink at roadside stalls while on a long road trip, letting it trickle down your sore throat with a hint of ginger, dipping biscuits in it as you watch the sun go down, tea is such a versatile drink that it can be served anytime and anywhere. But did you know that apart from being calming and extremely tasty, tea has a lot of health benefits too? Read on to find out:

Black Tea:

Black tea is the most commonly consumed tea. It has a lot of health benefits. Some of these include:

  • Good for the heart. Researches have shown that it lowers the risk of a stroke by about 20%.
  • Contains “tannin” that helps boost the immune system and fights certain types of viruses.
  • Researches have shown that black tea helps in preventing cancer.
  • Good for oral health. Helps reduce the formation of plaque and helps prevent oral cancer.
  • Makes the bones stronger.
  • Calms the stomach and helps in digestion. Also helps prevent many digestion related problems like diarrhoea, gastric and intestinal problems.
  • Can lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Lowers cholesterol and aids in weight loss.

Green Tea:

Green tea is considered to be one of the healthiest drinks on the planet. It is rich in antioxidants that are beneficial to the body. Some of the health benefits are:

  • Helps in weight loss.
  • Boosts the metabolism.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Good for oral health.
  • The antioxidants help slow down skin aging and wrinkle formation.
  • Good for the brain. Green tea can help improve brain functions and make you smarter.
  • Can prove effective in reducing high blood pressure.
  • Helps in prevention of cancer.
  • Lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease as it protects and restores brain cells.

Oolong Tea:

Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea that is now being consumed all over the world. It has a lot of health benefits:

  • Keeps the hair healthy and strong.
  • Lowers cholesterol and aids in weight loss.
  • Helps in decreasing the blood sugar level. Beneficial for people with diabetes.
  • Good for oral health. Helps prevent tooth decay.
  • Good for the skin. Slows down skin aging and wrinkle formation.
  • Good for the bones.
  • Boosts metabolism.

Who knew something as regular and ordinary as tea could be so good for your health? What are you waiting for? Go grab that cup of tea now!

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