The Many Benefits of Drinking Tea
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:
- Regulates Blood Sugar
- 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
- Insulin Regulator for Diabetics
- Improves Eyesight and Blood Circulation
- Revives those who have alcohol poisoning