Health Benefits of Drinking TEA

Friday, June 10, 2016

I love drinking coffee but lately I've been fond of drinking tea and the effects of drinking tea gives me more positive outcome compared to drinking coffee. So I googled some of the effects of Tea in the body and here's nwhat I found, thought of sharing it here in my blog as well so that everyone will know the good benefits of drinking tea. I've posted a Photo and text as well.

Here are the top 10 health benefits of tea:

1. Tea contains antioxidants
Antioxidants work to prevent the body's version of rust and thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from pollution.

2. Tea has less caffeine than coffee
Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what typically is found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system, says Leslie Bonci, nutritionist and owner of Active Eating Advice.

3. Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke
A study published earlier this year that combined data from a host of earlier reports found a nearly 20 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack and a 35 percent reduced risk of stroke among those who drank one to three cups of green tea a day. Those who drank four or more cups of green tea daily had a 32 percent reduction in the risk of having a heart attack and lower levels of LDL cholesterol.

4. Tea may help with weight loss
Research on this isn't as strong, Ardine says, adding that studies that have shown an effect have depended on consumption of large amounts of tea, often in pill form.

5. Tea may help protect your bones
Data from recent animal studies has shown that green tea may prevent bone loss.

6. Tea may keep your smile bright
It changes the pH in your mouth when you drink it and that may be what prevents cavities. Beyond that, tea, unlike many other beverages does not appear to erode tooth enamel.

7. Tea may boost the immune system
Studies have shown tea can tune up immune cells so they reach their targets quicker.

8. Tea may help battle cancer
If you've got a strong family history of cancer and you want to do anything you can, you might increase your tea consumption. 

9. Herbal tea may soothe the digestive system
Herbal teas, in particular chamomile, can be good for people with irritable bowel syndrome because it is an antispasmodic and ginger teas can calm nausea.

10. Tea — unadulterated, that is — is calorie free
It's a great no-calorie alternative to water. It provides so many options for flavor and versatility. You can have it hot or cold. And you don't have to put anything in it, though you might want to add a cinnamon stick or some ginger. That means you're able to hydrate with something other than water alone.

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