Author: Samuel Kim

A number of scientific researchers have been investigating the possible health benefits contained within tea. And now it appears there’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that drinking tea could actually ward off some very serious conditions, including cancer, obesity and dehydration. Studies have suggested that drinking three or more cups of tea a day could actually be better for you than drinking the same amount of water, with the antioxidants contained within tea boosting the body’s health, at the same time as rehydrating it. The main health benefits of tea drinking Here are some of the key health benefits that scientists reckon tea drinking can bring: Tea reduces the risk of heart disease – Tea can potentially improve the blood flow around the body, by widening key arteries and reducing the risk of clots. Tea also contains antioxidants called ‘flavonoids’, which may slow down the onset and risk of heart disease. Tea hydrates the body – Although water is the prime fluid for rehydrating the body after exercise or a long day in the office, some scientists believe that drinking tea could be equally useful. Although high in caffeine, tea is still great for hydration as it provides a rich and flavorsome source of water. Tea prevents tooth decay – Believe it or not, a regular supply of tea can really strengthen your teeth and lower the risk of tooth decay. Tea is a great source of fluoride, which can bolster tooth enamel. The antioxidants contained within a cuppa have also been known to fight against bacteria and gum disease. Slimming through tea drinking? – Some scientific studies have suggested that regular tea drinking can help to keep body fat down by speeding up the burning of calories. If nothing else, it’s less fattening than sipping on a soft drink. Boosting memory power with tea – Many scientists believe that certain types of tea, such as green tea, can strengthen memory cells in the brain, and offer protection from the development of dementia and even Alzheimer’s Disease. No wonder old people drink so much tea. Beating cancer through the power of tea – Some high-profile studies have recently suggested that tea drinking could seriously help your chances of avoiding cancer. Although research is still developing in this area, reports indicate that prostate, mouth and breast cancer cases are much lower amongst those who regularly drink five or more cups of tea a day. Types of healthy tea With so many […]
The human body is roughly 60% water. Water keeps us alive and helps our overall health. It performs a number of essential functions, including regulating body temperature, aiding in digestion, removing waste from the body, and transporting oxygen. Every day you lose water through sweat, breathing, urine, and bowel movements, which is why it’s important to drink water throughout the day. But drinking water isn’t the only way to replenish yourself. Instead, water can come from a variety of foods and drinks, such as watermelon, spinach, and coffee. The question is, how much water do you need? Fill up with Fluids You may have heard the body needs roughly eight cups of water a day. This is somewhat true. However, scientists and nutritionists base their recommendations on total fluid intake rather than drinking water alone. If you’re one of the thousands of people who have difficulty drinking enough water throughout the day, consider adding tea to your diet. Tea not only provides a flavorful thirst quencher, a problem commonly cited by self-proclaimed non-water drinkers, but also several health benefits. What’s Exactly is Tea? All tea is derived from the plant Camellia sinensis. The three major tea types – black, green, and oolong – are categorized based on how long the plant is fermented (or oxidized) and dried. Tea is oxidized by crushing or tumbling the tea leaves. When damaged in this manner, cells within the tea leaves are exposed to surrounding oxygen. This chemical reaction produces the familiar tastes and colors of the teas you drink. Health Benefits of Tea A recent study conducted by researchers at King’s College in London claims tea is better for your health compared to water. Unlike water, tea contains a number of naturally occurring compounds, such as polyphenols, that have many health-promoting properties. Chemical processes throughout your body create byproducts known as free radicals. Although essential, too many free radicals can cause oxidative stress, a chemical process that is known for playing a developing role in several conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, macular degeneration, and ulcers. Polyphenols found in tea act as antioxidants by neutralizing free radicals throughout the body. There are four classes of polyphenols: phenolic acids, flavonoids, stilbenes, and lignans. One flavonoid found in tea – catechin – protects against heart disease and diabetes by reducing plaque buildup in your arteries and affecting glucose metabolism and insulin signaling. The concentration of polyphenols in tea is determined by the […]
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