Health Benefits of Tea
Tea is the most consumed drink in the world after water. Green tea is a 'non-fermented' tea, and contains more catechins, than black tea or oolong tea. Catechins are in vitro and in vivo strong antioxidants. In addition, its content of certain minerals and vitamins increases the antioxidant potential of this type of tea. Since ancient times, green tea has been considered by the traditional Chinese medicine as a healthful beverage. Recent human studies suggest that green tea may contribute to a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer, as well as to the promotion of oral health and other physiological functions such as anti-hypertensive effect, body weight control, antibacterial and antivirasic activity, solar ultraviolet protection, bone mineral density increase, anti-fibrotic properties, and neuroprotective power. Increasing interest in its health benefits has led to the inclusion of green tea in the group of beverages with functional properties.
Though green and black tea are obtained from the same plant, there are quite a few significant differences between them. Research demonstrates that there are similar health benefits in almost every tea.
Green Tea increases your body temperature, which burns fat! Bada Boom! It's that simple. Green Tea extract has two compounds called Polyphenols and the more popular caffeine. These two things induce thermogenesis (heating up) which causes fat oxidation (losing weight). So, your metabolism gets a boost without even increasing your heart rate.
According to the American Heart Association, researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine gave black tea to 70 people with coronary artery blockages for four weeks to study its effect on blood vessel function. At the conclusion of the study, they found that the patients' blood vessels had become nearly 50 percent more efficient. The researchers believe that the flavonoids in the tea prevent plaque from forming on artery walls, potentially protecting tea drinkers from artery diseases that result in heart attack and stroke.
- Boosts Body Immune System
- Burns calories and helps in reducing weight
- Improves blood circulation and regulates blood pressure
- Reduces risk of heart attack
- Boosts functioning in old age
- Reduces the risk of cancer
- Protects and strengthens bones
- Results in Whiter & Plaque-free Teeth