The Health Benefits of Taking Tea

There has been a great deal of emphasis on health in recent years, in the press, in the general public – throughout the world over. This is excellent news as it marks a change in perceptions and a steering away from the junk food culture which has tainted the lives of so many in the past twenty or thirty years.

Everyone you speak to nowadays is professing their allegiance to whatever the latest food or diet fad is however did you know that one of the healthiest drinks is also one of the ones which most of us have taken for granted for years – tea.

Tea is consumed the world over and is actually the most common drink in the world after water. There have been many studies into the health benefits of tea for many many years, some of which have focused on black oolong tea.

Anti cancer

Cancer is a terrible worry to many of us nowadays. We all know someone who has been affected by this cruel and unrelentless disease. However there is hope and modern medicine has been making considerable advances in the field of treatment.

There are also many foods and drinks which can offer some degree of protection against cancer. Tea is absolutely filled with polyphenols which have amazing antioxidant powers. There is research to suggest that these polyphenols can potentially cut the risk of contracting skin, gastric and esophageal cancers. This is in cases where individuals are drinking up to around six cups or so per day.

Drinking a few cups a day can significantly lower a woman’s likelihood of contracting ovarian cancer too. Drinking tea thins the blood a little and can lower cholesterol. What more is that it tastes good too! For best results however it is important that you don’t pollute your tea with milk as this can negate any positive effects.

Black oolong tea

Oolong tea is from the Camelia sinensis tree. When the tea goes through lots of processing, the leaves become a lot darker.  Interesting one extra benefit of black oolong tea is that consuming it can contribute to weight loss over time so there is lots to enjoy and many benefits to be gained!

Is herbal tea healthy?

Obviously herbal teas are not derived from the tea plant and therefore do not have the same health giving properties as regular teas. However hers themselves often have many different uses and properties and are actually often health promoting in themselves. For example peppermint tea is good for the stomach, chamomile for the nerves and so on.

So there you have it, tea tastes good and the health benefits are far reaching. So what are you waiting for?

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