Heal with Tea: Types of Teas and their Health Benefits

People from all over the world drink tea, whatever type that may be! Studies have shown that a variety of teas contribute to boosting immunity, fighting off inflammation, and might also help with cancer, diabetes, weight loss, and bring mental alertness. 

Although you must keep in mind the quantity, and the way of preparing teas, as the additional sweetness will not do any good, however, let us get your water boiling with different types of teas and their benefits.

Health benefits of Teas: 

Green Tea: Let us start with the most common one, shall we? People used green tea in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine to control bleeding and heal wounds, aid digestion, improve heart and mental health, and regulate body temperature. Studies suggest that green tea may have positive effects on weight loss, liver disorders, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

Black Tea: Black tea is rich in antioxidants that may provide benefits including improved heart and gut health, lowered “bad” LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. Aside from water, black tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The antioxidants and other phytonutrients in Black Tea help in eliminating the toxins from the body, and kick-start the healing process. It is good for the skin as it helps the body fight against skin infections and blemishes.

White Tea: Health benefits of white tea include reduced risk of cancer(with the aid of polyphenols), cardiovascular disorder etc. With its antioxidant and anti-ageing properties, it helps in maintaining good health and wrinkle-free skin by impeding UV rays. The antibacterial properties of white tea protect the body from various infection-causing bacteria. It prevents type 2 diabetes and provides relief to diabetic people from symptoms such as decreased plasma glucose levels, increased insulin secretion and excessive thirst (polydipsia). Intake of white tea also helps in healthy weight loss by burning fat. It also aids the healthy liver, and teeth with a relatively low level of caffeine.

Oolong Tea: Studies show oolong tea stimulates fat burning and increases the number of calories your body burns by up to 3.4%. Oolong tea is high in an amino acid called L-theanine, which studies show has cognitive effects like improved brain activity, better sleep quality, and reduced stress and anxiety.

Hibiscus Tea: It can help boost your immune system and may help to prevent cell damage caused by free radicals in the body. This can reduce your risk of developing many significant health complications such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Hibiscus tea contains other antioxidants, such as anthocyanins.

Chamomile Tea: Reducing menstrual pain, treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar, slowing or preventing osteoporosis, reducing inflammation, cancer treatment and prevention, helping with sleep and relaxation, treating cold symptoms. It contains sesquiterpene lactone content which helps the liver clear its detoxification pathways. And, finally, the anti-inflammatory properties of the herb further allow the body to effectively deal with the smooth functioning of the detoxification process.

Ginger Tea: Ginger has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating nausea and vomiting after surgery, dizziness, menstrual pain, arthritis, and preventing morning sickness. Ginger has also been used for weight loss and to prevent motion sickness and seasickness.

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