Unique benefits of popular teas

Unique benefits of popular teas

  • As seen on Doctor Oz, tea has been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of ailments. It is the perfect drink to keep you refreshed, awake, and relaxed. It is popular not only for its ability to wake you up, but to keep you healthy. There are many types of teas, and most of them are loaded with antioxidants and important nutrients for your health. Let’s take a quick look at a unique benefit of each of these different types of teas.
  • Black Tea: Better breath
  • Black tea promotes fresh, sweet breath because of its polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that help with plaque buildup. It is well known that plaque can eventually lead to bad breath. Dr. Christina Wu, the lead author in a black tea study, “It is our belief of these researchers that the intake of black tea can be significant to improve oral health of the general public.”
  • Chamomile tea: Gastrointestinal help
  • Many of chamomile’s benefits have to do with soothing in one way or another. A study from the National Institutes of Health explains, “Chamomile is used traditionally for numerous gastrointestinal conditions, including digestive disorders, “spasm” or colic, upset stomach, flatulence (gas), ulcers, and gastrointestinal irritation.Chamomile tea helps with gastrointestinal conditions by getting rid of excess gas, soothing the stomach, and relaxing the muscles in the intestines.
  • Ginger Tea: Headache reliever
  • Ginger is a good remedy for headaches. It contains unique compounds called gingerols, which are very powerful anti-inflammatory agents. These compounds block prostaglandins, which are messengers that cause swelling in the brain.
  • Green tea: Overall health
  • That’s right! Green tea is a potent drink for almost all aspects of health. Green tea helps protect the heart from disease, helps lower blood pressure, helps prevent blood clots, aids in weight loss, and may even prevent cancer. It is loaded with phytonutrients, catechins, and various other antioxidants that make it a potent remedy for overall health.
  • Oolong Tea: Weight loss
  • Oolong tea makes your metabolic system more efficient, leading to better burning of fat. Catechins, which are an antioxidant found in oolong tea, and caffeine combine to help boost your metabolism up to 2 hours after drinking it. A study from Tokyo confirmed these benefits of oolong tea.
  • White Tea: Weight loss
  • White tea is unique from most other teas because it is processed less, just the way nature intended. Therefore, its antioxidant properties are much stronger. White tea is a good source of ECGC, which is an antioxidant that inhibits the growth of new fat cells, and may reduce wrinkles.
  • Yerba Mate TeaWeight loss
  • Yerba mate tea is popular in South America. It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, which are thought to help you lose fat. It contains a compound called mateine, which boosts your metabolism and helps burn fat. It is also known as a craving reducer, so it helps curb overeating.
  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. Oz, Mehmet, M.D. “Health Benefits of Tea.” DoctorOz.com. The Dr. Oz Show, n.d. Web. 19 Aug. 2013.
  • 2. “Ingestion of a Tea Rich in Catechins Leads to a Reduction in Body Fat and Malondialdehyde-modified LDL in Men.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jan. 2005. Web. 19 Aug. 2013.
  • 3. “Tea Fights Cavities, Reduces Plaque.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 May 2001. Web. 19 Aug. 2013.
  • 4. Gupta, Sanjay, MD. “Chamomile: A Herbal Medicine of the past with Bright Future.” PMC. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 01 Nov. 2010. Web. 19 Aug. 2013.
  • For the health benefits of green tea.
  • For the health benefits of chamomile tea.

 

 

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