Tea a Natural Spirit Booster!
Tea contains small, healthy amounts of caffeine, along with the amino acid L-theanine. These two components of tea work harmoniously to provide rejuvenation, relaxation and focus. It’s amazing! Tea energizes without leaving you feeling drained shortly afterwards. It calms and eases your mood, without putting you to sleep. It motivates and gives you a buzz, without leaving you “jittery” as coffee does. Tea gives your spirit a wonderful, natural and healthy boost!
Tea Reduces Heart Diseases
- Drinking green tea rapidly improves the health of the delicate cells lining the blood vessels and helps lower one’s risk of heart disease.
- Specifically, green tea improves the function of endothelial cells.
- Black tea is linked to short- and long-term improvements in endothelial function.
- Powerful antioxidants in green tea called flavonoids can help protect the heart.
- Tea is known to be rich in antioxidants, which help keep down cholesterol levels in the blood.
Losing Weight with Tea
- Tea can burn fats naturally while increasing the metabolism, effectively preventing you from gaining weight. And, new research has shown green tea may help our bodies burn more calories, faster, which is why it’s showing up in more and more fat-loss formulas.
- Tea can enhance Fat Loss as it increases resting metabolic rate and increases the rate the body burns fat to support weight loss.
- In addition to caffeine, green tea contains catechin polyphenols that raise thermogenesis (the rate at which calories are burned), and hence increases energy expenditure.
Tea and Cancer
- There is direct evidence tea can protect against cancer in humans. The antioxidants in tea neutralize free radicals that damage the body.
- The rates of breast, colon, skin, pancreatic, esophageal and stomach cancer have been found to be lower among drinkers of green tea.
Good for Diabetes
- Tea may be a simple, inexpensive means of preventing or retarding human diabetes and the ensuing complications. Both Black and Green teas inhibit diabetic cataracts. Tea also has a blood-sugar-lowering effect. Drinking tea can improve insulin activity up to 15 times, and it can be black, green or oolong.
- Recent studies suggest that green tea catechins may reduce the amount of glucose that passes through the intestine and into the bloodstream. This will benefit diabetics by preventing blood-sugar spikes when tea is taken with meals.
Tea can Reduce Stroke
A new research suggests that by drinking two or more cups of tea a day can reduce risk of stroke. Gallotannin, a substance found in green tea, is up to 100 times more powerful than comparable existing medicines in preventing brain damage after stroke.
Stronger Teeth with Tea
Tea has bacteria killing properties to fight plaque, gum disease, and bad breath. Tea contains fluoride, which can protect against cavities and strengthens teeth.
Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in Old Age
Multiple studies show that catechin compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons in test tubes and animal models, potentally lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Given all the health benefits of tea, particularly green tea, it makes sense that it could help you live longer. In a study of 40,530 Japanese adults, those who drank the most green tea (5 or more cups per day) were considerably less likely to die during an 11-year period:
- Death of all causes: 23% lower in women, 12% lower in men.
- Death from heart disease: 31% lower in women, 22% lower in men.
- Death from stroke: 42% lower in women, 35% lower in men.
Another study in 14,001 elderly Japanese individuals aged 65-84 years found that those who drank the most green tea were 76% less likely to die during the 6-year study period.