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Tea has played a large role in the history of man kind. From sparking revolutions to opening international trade routes. Considered for thousands of years as the key to good health and wisdom, researchers are still discovering the benefits of drinking this simple concoction. Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; encourage weight loss; lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness. With different levels of caffeine, there is a tea for everyone at any time of day! Here are some benefits of your favorite teas, broken down by type: Green tea: Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Antioxidants are substances that fight compounds in the body that change cells, damage DNA, and even cause cell death. - Lower risk of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers - Prevent clogging of the arteries - Burn fat - Reduce risk of stroke - Improve cholesterol levels - Improve eye strength Black tea: Black tea, with its rich, full-bodied flavor isn't only a delight to the taste buds, but it's brimming with health benefits, as well. Black tea isn't just your grandmother's tea... it's a smart and delicious choice for you, too. - Protect lungs from damage - Reduce the risk of stroke - Reduce stress levels White tea: With its appealing flavor, white tea is fast becoming a favorite with tea drinkers everywhere. Add the many white tea health benefits into the mix, and you'll want to keep this delightful tea on hand in your tea cupboard! - Has most potent anticancer properties - Improves elastin and collagen to make your skin look younger Oolong tea: The health benefits of oolong tea are basically doubled because of the combined qualities of black tea and green tea. There are numerous kinds of tea in this world; but oolong tea might be one of the most beneficial. - Improve cholesterol levels - Reduce Stress Red Tea: The health benefits of Rooibos tea or red bush tea as it is also known as, are numerous and remarkable. It is grown from a small shrub, which only thrives in the region near Cape Town, South Africa. - Improves circulation - Relieves stomach complaints - Aids absorption of iron
So it seems like green tea can do just about anything. Good thing I'm actually sipping on some right now :)
Wow, this is really informative! So many benefits to my drink of choice! Have you heard about all this @uberwren?
White tea is usually a little too boring for my taste but I'm always interested in younger looking skin!
I've actually never tried rooibos tea!