More on the Health Benefits of Tea
Iced tea is great, there are more types of teas that you can be hooked on. Various scientific researches have supported the good health effects of tea. It is incredibly medicinal and therapeutic. Because of such studies on tea, we now know that its value to our health is priceless.
The seven common tea varieties include: green, white, black, oolong, pu-erh, roobios and herbal. Some of these tea varieties might be more popular than others, so we’re giving you the 411 on the three most popular kinds of tea.
Green Tea is made by steaming. Because of this, green tea has the powerful antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG. EGCG inhibits the growth of cancer cells while being totally friendly with your healthy cells. Green tea lowers cholesterol levels and reduces risks of heart attacks and even strokes. Green tea also contains fluoride. It prevents tooth decay because it kills the bacteria that gives you plaque.
White tea is made of young tea leaves because it comes from buds which have not yet opened. Because white tea leaves go through the least amount of processing, it has a high levels of antioxidants while having very low caffeine content. It cleanses the body of free radicals therefore performing wonders with its anti-aging effects. It also makes your skin healthy.
Black tea contains a high number of polyphenols and flavonoids. These antioxidants cleanse the body of toxins and protect your body against cancer while also lessening the risks of strokes. It is believed that black tea has beneficial effects on gastric and intestinal illnesses.
February 13, 2008 Wednesday at 8:34 am