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The Many Benefits of Drinking Tea

Updated on October 9, 2010

This is My Cup 'O Tea

There's nothing like sitting down with a hot cup of tea on a rainy day, but many do not know of the many powerful nutrients swirling around in their cup.

Catechins are also anti-bacterial and can prevent viruses like the flu. Not to mention they can help prevent food poisioning! A good reason to serve green tea at sushi bars.

Green Tea Benefits

Believe it or not but green tea

has been shown to fight:

- Cancer

-Heart Disease

- Regulates Blood Sugar

- Anti-Acid

- Anti-Allergy

- Increases Metabolism

It's a wonderful mental stimulant containing theanine (an amino acid that affects the glutamate receptors) which may reduce stress and increase cognition and mood. Green tea also contains catechins, the strongest antioxidant science has found.

Types of Green Tea

Sencha - Gyokuro - Matcha - Bancha

These four types of green tea contain the most catechins (therefore the most antioxidant power). Sencha being the most potent oxidant killer of them all.

White Tea Benefits

Not only is white tea delicious, but tea drinkers also have their perks. White tea has been shown to reduce:

- Arthritis and Osteoporosis

- Stronger Teeth and Gums (contains small amounts of flouride among other plaque and disease fighting nutrients)

- Reducing Cholesterol

- Fights Cancer

- Protects against harmful UV rays (applied topically)

Puehr (Pu-ehr) Tea Benefits

Many in the US have not heard of this type of tea, although it is quite common in china. It is used for aid in digestion, and especially useful after heavy, greasy meals.

Also Pu-ehr tea has been proven to be just as powerful in reducing cholesterol as medications prescribed.

- Blood Cleansing Properties

- Significant weight loss

- Anti-aging

- Anti-Inflammatory

- Insulin Regulator for Diabetics

- Detoxifier

- Improves Eyesight and Blood Circulation

- Revives those who have alcohol poisoning


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      zaureny 6 years ago

      Oh definitely, the only thing that dehydrates is the caffeine in tea. People don't realize tea is still 90% water.

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      Ann Trenton 7 years ago

      Drinking four or more cups of tea every day could be more beneficial than drinking water. They say that tea not only rehydrates you as well as water does, but it can also offer protection against heart disease and cancer. It is commonly thought that drinking tea leads to loss of fluid and may lead to dehydration. But according to researchers, the water in the tea can actually help replenish fluids in the body.