Well, I have been drinking tea since I was a little boy, not knowing all the benefits of drinking tea every day and how good it is for your body and mind. Tea has been around for thousands of years and people have been drinking it for all occasions from special ceremonies to any old reason. Next, I will break down all the different types of benefits teas have and the things they help you with.
General Health Benefits
Tea is chock-full of antioxidants that help your cells to regenerate and repair themselves and slow down aging. Who would not want to look younger? Drinking tea will keep you hydrated and it has been found that it does so even better than water because of the antioxidants. Most of us have probably been told that because of the caffeine, tea will dehydrate us but because of the low levels of caffeine, you would have drink a lot for that to happen! Caffeine, if consumed in low amounts, is helpful for you, but if you drink too much, it can be hard on your organs, including the heart. Coffee is high in caffeine and can give you “the jitters” or a headache. Tea will not have this effect on most people.
Disease and Sickness
Tea has many benefits in your overall health. It helps fight infections because of a chemical called alkylamine antigens. It boosts your body’s immune response. Another quality is that it protects you against cancers like breast, lung and prostate cancer. So have a cup of tea! Drinking tea even helps prevents you from getting the common cold so easily, because it boosts your immune system. Not only that, but tea can also help prevent getting rheumatoid arthritis. More studies are needed to confirm this. Other diseases and sicknesses tea may help prevent are: flu, nausea, decongestion, low blood sugar, food poisoning, Parkinson Disease, diabetes and green tea even helps prevent HIV.
Good for mental health
Tea can also help your short term memory. The caffeine in the tea gives your memory a jump-start for a short time. Try drinking some red tea the next time you have any of the following: insomnia, headaches, or nervous tension. It has been shown to help with all of these conditions. Tea has the ability to help you relax and concentrate on tasks better because of the amino acid L-theanine found in the plant. And let’s not forget green tea. Drinking two cups of green tea daily lowers cognitive impairment by half. Black tea has been shown to lower stress in our fast pace stressful lives, so drink some black tea when your feeling stressed out. No matter the color, tea has plenty of benefits!
Organs in the body
Tea is even great for your bones! Studies have shown that people who drink tea on a regular basis tend to have stronger bones than those who do not. Tea has also been shown to help prevent blood clots, which can lead to strokes or heart attacks. Black tea is the best tea for this. Drinking black and green tea may help prevent heart disease. More research needs to be done on this. Red tea can reduce stomach cramps. It has an anti-spasmodic agent in it. The tannis in tea can help in digestion after a meal. It has been used for this purpose in China for thousands of years. Green and oolong tea help reduce blood pressure if consumed regularly. In case you are wondering, oolong tea is a tea made from the leaves, buds and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make black tea and green tea. Tea, along with a low fat diet, can also help reduce your cholesterol, for those of you who tend to have high cholesterol. The polyphenols in green tea help inhibit intestinal inflammation, allowing people more comfort from a natural remedy.
Look great and feel fit
Green tea can help increase your metabolism, allowing you to burn a few more calories and help with acne-free skin too. Finally, tea can help with bad breath, as the polyphenols in it works on bacteria that causes bad breath. So, as you can see, there are many, many positive effects of drinking tea on a daily basis.
The benefits of drinking tea everyday go on and on as more research is done on it, so, as for me, I will keep on drinking tea just like people did thousands of years ago. Here’s to good health!