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Tea Benefits and Health Facts

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Nutritional Value of tea

What’s in your cup?

Tea goes beyond its flavor and it can basically be divided as Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea and White Tea. Real tea is derived from a particular plant named Camellia sinensis that contains antioxidants, catechins, and polyphenols which in return can positively impact our bodies. Some of its health benefits are mentioned below.

Lowers cholesterol

Tea can lower your cholesterol levels, particularly green tea. Green tea lowers your bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) while leaving your good cholesterol (HDL) untouched. Most sources suggest five cups per day to will provide results, but multiple studies have shown that higher consumption leads to the biggest drop in cholesterol.

Reduce cortisol levels

Tea has the ability to reduce your cortisol levels, a stress hormone that contributes to belly fat and skin ageing. Antioxidants in tea can significantly slow down the aging process by preventing the free radicals (oxidants) from damaging the metabolic, circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems through oxidation.

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Minimize chance of strokes

Drinking at least three cups of black tea can reduce the risk of stroke. A study of 6,200 people found those who drank tea every day had a 35 per cent lower chance of a cardiac arrest, stroke, heart attack or cardiovascular death than those who never drank tea.

Lower risk of dementia

A cuppa a day can keep the dementia away. Having a cup of tea can help you reduce the chance of neurocognitive disorders in late life. This is all thanks to the bioactive compounds in tea leaves, such as catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins and L-theanine.

Aids weight loss

Drinking tea can help you lose weight, research suggests that tea contains high levels of compounds that combat the absorption of fat. Additionally, tea is known to reduce the amount of calcium deposits in the coronary arteries around the heart.

Boost immunity and evict cancer

Ward off bacteria, fungal and viral infection that cause diseases and illnesses in your immune system by drinking tea. The antioxidants in tea will help protect against a boatload of cancers, including breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers.

So drink up to start your tea habit today, here’s to protecting yourself earlier and for your overall health to get a lot better!