Tea: It Does More Than Just Refresh!

Tea and Its Benefits

A cup of tea is a pleasant way to enjoy many potentially important health benefits.

There are a number of ways in which one can effectively consume tea for health.

 

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It’s important to know the difference between different kinds of tea.

Depending on how it’s processed, tea becomes green, black, white or oolong. All teas seem to have some health benefits, but those that are less processed are superior so you may want to focus on green and white teas.

The Power Of Tea

Tea contains antioxidants that can slow down cell damage due to aging and diseases like cancer.

In particular, tea contains a category of antioxidants called catechins that are even more effective than vitamins C and E in boosting your immune system.


Recognize the limitations

There are still limitations when it comes to health claims about tea, about lowering the risk of heart disease or cancer. Still, many health experts think a growing body of research is promising, if still tentative.


Keep up with relevant research

Tea has been credited with reducing the risk for many cancers as well as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Other health benefits may include lower cholesterol, improved memory, and burning body fat more efficiently.
 

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Some useful tips to keep in mind:

Avoid mixing tea with aspirin and some prescription drugs

Consuming tea and aspirin together can cause internal bleeding because they both inhibit platelets from clotting. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for all prescription drugs.

Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about caffeine

Caffeine is a mild stimulant that’s safe for most people in moderation.

On the other hand, you may want to discuss consuming any caffeinated beverages with your doctor if you take drugs for conditions like high blood pressure or heart disease.

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Get The Most Benefits 

Give tea time to steep

Steeping brings out the catechins in tea as well as the full flavor. Let it sit for three to five minutes.


Aim for about 3 cups a day

Tea is a popular beverage, and given that people drink a lot of tea in some countries, it’s reasonable to assume that several cups a day is a safe level. Brew a pot to make refills more convenient.

Visit a tea outlet

To bring some variety into your tea, visit a tea outlet to discover new blends. You can sample a cup before buying a batch you like to take home.

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Switch from soft drinks to tea

Tea is a certain healthier choice. The empty calories from sodas and soft sugary drinks contribute to obesity and colas may lower mineral bone density.


Read the labels on bottled tea

Many bottled teas contain very little tea and may be loaded with sugar. Brew the real thing instead.

Opt for tea rather than supplements

You’re likely to get more advantages from drinking actual tea than taking a pill.

A few cups of tea a day is an easy way to put more antioxidants into your diet and may help protect you from many serious diseases.

Talk to your doctor about your individual concerns and make tea part of your daily routine.

With inputs from the Internet and print sources

 

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