Power of Tea
6 Nov 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
Real tea is derived from a particular plant (Camellia sinensis) and includes only four varieties: green, black, white, and oolong. Anything else is an infusion of a different plant and isn’t technically tea. it has been an integral part of traditional medicine and is revered as a cure-all in many Asian countries. The Chinese and Japanese have consumed it to improve health for centuries. It’s even promoted in Western medicine as a way to treat symptoms of the cold and flu.
Here’s given some studies result have found about the potential health benefits :
- Green tea: Made with steamed leaves, it has a high concentration of EGCG and has been widely studied. It’s antioxidants may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.
- Black tea: Made with fermented leaves, It has the highest caffeine content and forms the basis for flavored teas like chai, along with some instant teas. Studies have shown that black tea may protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It also may reduce the risk of stroke.
- White tea: Uncured and unfermented. One study showed that white tea has the most potent anticancer properties compared to more processed teas.
- Oolong tea: In an animal study, those given antioxidants from oolong tea were found to have lower bad cholesterol levels. One variety of oolong, Wuyi, is heavily marketed as a weight loss supplement, but science hasn’t backed the claims.
- Pu-erh tea: Made from fermented and aged leaves. Considered a black tea, its leaves are pressed into cakes. One animal study showed that animals given pu-erh had less weight gain and reduced LDL cholesterol.
Health Benefits of Tea
1. Protects Heart Health
It could help reduce the risk of heart attack. it might also help protect against cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.
2. Boosts Energy
It contains a small amount of caffeine that can help increase energy. The low caffeine amounts make green tea a good choice for people who are looking to cut back on their caffeine intake.
3. Supports Mental Health
its consumption has been linked to lower risk of neurological disease and decreased stress levels. Green tea consumption has also shown promise in preventing cognitive decline associated with brain disease such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. Tea offers natural calming effects that can reduce stress and help you unwind after a tough day.
4. May Regulate Blood Sugar
Drinking it may help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent or control disease such as type 2 diabetes. it has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels after eating a meal.
5. Aids Digestion
It helps streamline digestion and can treat a host of issues ranging from nausea and upset stomach to diarrhea. Ginger is an herbal tea that has long been used in China and India to treat upset stomach.
Drink to Your Health
The potential health benefits of tea go far beyond simply improving immune system health. Drink it daily to prevent the onset of neurological decline and help protect heart health.
Whether you prefer drinking green , you’re sure to find a tea flavor you love. Explore the varied earthy and vegetal flavors of the true teas or mix it up with the floral, citrus, spicy, and fruity tastes of herbal teas. As long as you’re drinking it. You’re sure to reap the health benefits of this delightful elixir.