6 Amazing Benefits of Tea
Tea can help you in maintaining a healthy weight
A 2011 study in the Journal Obesity found that mice fed a high fat diet and given compounds found in green tea gained weight at a slower rate than mice that were not fed the same compounds. The findings from this study suggest that green tea extracts may actually interfere with fat formation in the body.
White tea can help you look younger
White tea has a very high polyphenol count (that means it’s really good for you), which deliver fabulously gorgeous benefits! A recent study demonstrated that extracts in white tea inhibited wrinkle production by strengthening elastin and collagen — two important factors in your chances of developing fine lines and wrinkles. White tea can keep your joints younger too according to this 2011 study.
Black tea can help to reduce stress levels.
One study found that black tea actually helped in reducing levels of the stress hormones in study participants. As stress goes up, blood pressure does too, putting us at risk for developing a heart attack or stroke. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that six months of black tea consumption lowered systolic blood pressure.
It may help you fight diabetes.
A 2010 study reviewing a variety of caffeinated teas found that the caffeine in tea may help in reducing the overall risk of diabetes.
Tea can make your heart stronger
One study found that green tea helped to improve endothelial function.
You can use tea bags or go loose, drink it hot or drink it cold. Either way, tea is fabulous — and so are all of its benefits. For all the tea veterans, keep drinking your way to good health! For those that have not yet embraced a tea-drinking habit, it’s never too late to start brewing a batch! Explore the various types, flavors, and brands to find your tea-mate.
Part of my Beautiful Health series