A Cup Of Tea, Anyone? Amazing Health Benefits

19. June 2014 by NutriHelp
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A Cup of TeaTea, it could do wonders to your health apart from refreshing your mood. Likely originated in China, it is now consumed by the world.
An aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.

Research has shown that the ancient elixir (liquid to cure illness), first drank thousands of years ago — could do more than warm our bodies. The antioxidant polyphenols in tea, called catechins, have been linked with anti-cancer activity, and certain teas — like green tea — are also known to have heart benefits, according to the Mayo Clinic.

However, it’s important to note that much more research is needed before it can be said that drinking tea can cure you of any disease.

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But there is some evidence of the potential ways tea can improve health. And not only have scientists been honing in on how it affects our bodies when we drink it, they have also been finding it may have uses in medicines to fight certain diseases, like cancer. Below are some of the benefits:

Boosts The Immune System

Green tea boosts the number of “regulatory T cells” in the body, which are important for the immune system, according to research from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.

Re-hydrates

“Studies on caffeine have found very high doses dehydrate and everyone assumes that caffeine-containing beverages dehydrate. But even if you had a really, really strong cup of tea or coffee, which is quite hard to make, you would still have anet gain of fluid,” study researcher Carrie Ruxton, of Kings College London, told BBC News.

Reduces risk of Heart Diseases

Drinking three or more cups of tea per day is linked with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, potentially because of the amount of antioxidants found in tea, green tea in particular, because it contains an exceptionally high number of catechins.

Lower risks of Parkinson’s disease

Drinking tea is linked with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. When considered with other factors like smoking, physical activity, age and body mass index, regular tea drinking was associated with a lowered risk of Parkinson’s disease in both men and women.

Tea is calorie-free

Tea doesn’t have any calories, unless you add sweetener or milk. Consuming even 250 fewer calories per day can result in losing one pound per week. If you’re looking for a satisfying, calorie-free beverage, tea is a top choice. Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength. It is also believe to increase metabolism

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