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6 Amazing White Tea Benefits

Updated on May 23, 2010

White Tea Benefits

White tea has more benefits to health than any other tea known to man. It was originally discovered in a small province in China a thousand or so years ago. They used to use it as normal tea as well as for healing. Fast forward to 2010 and white tea is increasingly becoming a popular diet option for most westerners. Its easily available and has almost no side effects.

White tea has a more bland taste than black or green tea and is generally suitable for as many as 5 cups a day. What makes white tea a better option is what it contains. Its the purpose of this lens to educate you on how it can make your diet way better than what it already is.

Most of White tea's healing properties come from the extraordinary amount of antioxidants it contains. Antioxidants have been know to have alot of benefits and white tea is a good way to get lots of em!

white tea cancer
white tea cancer

#1 - Cancer Prevention

While it hasn't been proven yet, White tea contains a lot of antioxidants one of which are called "flavanoids". These antioxidants have special properties that inhibit the formation of new cancer cells as well as remove older cancer causing cells. Now I'm not saying that you should stop your cancer treatment and resort to white tea. Its just that regular consumption of white tea could help reduce the probability of getting cancer. Its more of a new phenomenon and research is still being done.

white tea weight loss
white tea weight loss

#2 - Lose That Fat

Yep! The favorite one. White tea aids weight loss in a number of ways. It increases your metabolism rate which in turn increases your calories losing rate and you end up losing pounds!

It is able to increase your metabolism rate because it contains more antioxidants than any other tea available. This makes it the perfect choice for those wanting to lose weight. Dare I say it works even better than green tea.

white tea cholesterol
white tea cholesterol

#3 - Rededuce That Cholestrol

Cholesterol, especially the bad kind can be detrimental to your health. It becomes a problem for many people as soon as they enter their forties. White tea is unique in the sense that it reduces the bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol. It does this by using catechins which is a form of antioxidants. White tea has got tons of catechins and this can be an awesome adddition to your diet especially if you're nearing the half century mark. There's also another benefit to white tea for people in that age group that i'll discuss below.

white tea blood pressure
white tea blood pressure

#4 - Lower Blood Pressure

White tea actually has the possibility of reducing your blood pressure. It does this by thinning the blood and improving your artery function. obviously its more of a long term thing. This means that an addition of white tea in your diet may help in recuing your overall blood pressure if you're someone who suffers from high blood pressure. This isn't intended as a replacement for your meds. its more of a herbal remedy that improves your overall blood pressure.

White tea's blood thinning and pressure regulating properties also make it a good way to maintain a healthy heart. It seems then that white tea may be able to prevent heart related diseases to a certain extent.

white tea antibacterial
white tea antibacterial

#5 - Scare Those Bacteria To Oblivion

White tea has an abundance of antioxidants. These help strengthen the immune system and prevent intrusion from bacteria and viruses. This leads to lesser occurrences of infection and gives you a more healthier feeling. It really helps people infected with HIV as it reduces the symptoms of a poor immune system. It reduces your chances of catching a common cold or flu during season because of a more stronger immune system.

white tea skin
white tea skin

#6 - Healthier Skin And Acne prevention

White tea has antioxidants which get rid of free radicals in the skin. These free radicals which arise due to a poor diet and staying out in the sun too long, can be the cause of premature aged skin. Drinking white tea every day helps keep the skin more rejuvenated. You should look for white tea craem which makes it easy to get the healthy skin benefits that white tea has to offer.

White tea also aids in preventing acne. Acne buildup usually occurs due to the high amount of toxins that keep accumulating in the body. Antioxidants in white tea help eliminate excess toxins and keep your skin clear from acne related lesions.

Information in this lens can not be substituted for expert medical advice. As with all herbal remedies the research done may be inadequate to justify a radical change in lifestyle. It is important to notify your doctor before trying anything new.

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      SmBizGuru LM 6 years ago

      Wow - I never realized that White Tea was such a great disease fighting tool. Green Tea is all the rage but it sounds like white tea is really under promoted. Great Lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Tea is known as natureâs 'wonder drug'. Of late, tea and its healthy benefits have been receiving wide attention in the media. The ability of tea to promote good health has long been believed in many countries, especially Japan, China, India, and even England.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This has been a new information for me..Thanks a lot for sharing such useful information about white tea

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have been drinking white tea for about 2 months now. I have lost 12 pounds!. I was not working out but am now. I am a believer in white tea!!!! : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm a white tea lover..found a very good online seller of white tea : www.identitea-corp.com with a reasonable price..:D

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      surfer1969 lm 4 years ago

      Nice lens and yep white tea has a lot of healthy things about It.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: thanks! I've been looking for a good place to buy.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      YinZhen.com has the finest white teas in the world. They only sell high end, premium white teas including the famous Yin Zhen White Tea.

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the benefits. I never knew white tea had benefits, appreciate it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is great info, and yes white tea has many benefits.

      For more great info, Visit: www.White-Tea-Benefits.net

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      For more information on white tea benefits and publication citations go on white-tea-benefits.blogspot.com ;)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      How much White Tea does one consume before they see "the benefits"

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: According to dr. Oz- 2 cups per day is good.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Does drinking white tea soothe and help heal sore throats?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Please....Dr. Oz will say anything for a buck... I'm not dissing the tea just the wizard of Oz

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm sipping a cup of Organic Jasmine Silver Needles White tea from David's tea, fantastic!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yay! Thanks for saying that. He reminds me of the wiz too! Dr. Oz is a money hungry puppet.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Oz is way over-rated

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      All true and nothing but a true. My own favourite is Pai Mu Tan White Peony 1st Grade. Somewhat more flavorful than Silver Needle and specially not as spendy. I get mine from Tea Story based in London, good price and high quality.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I believe white tea also has anti-fungal and anti viral benefits

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Add 6 or 7 teaspoons of white sugar per cup of white tea and you'll have something that tastes real good too!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The best white tea called Yin Zhen. It is buds only with no leaves. It has a much better flavor than silver needles, especially the Yin Zhen pearls! Best source is Yinzhen.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Honey and sugar makes it taste better :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      White Peony from EnlighTea.com is the bomb.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Are you joking? All that sugar will nullify any positive effects it could have had on your body! Lol

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Save mon

      Money go to teagevity.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Try going to Teavana.com. some of the best white and flavored whites ever! I've been going to their stores and ordering online for years!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Teagevity.com

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