What are the Health Benefits of Tea

ID-10046439Tea has many health benefits and we all are aware of it. The enormous health benefits of tea can be best explained by a Chinese proverb “you can go without food for a week, but can not go without tea for a day”. Tea is a source of several healthy ingredients such as antioxidants, minerals and vitamins to name a few. Tea is only next to water for replacing fluid in our body, and water only replace the body fluid but tea can supply many nutrients along with replacing water for the body.

Some of the health benefits of tea are mentioned here and they are

  • Tea has anticancer properties and tea is credited with preventing certain cancers due to presence of large amounts of antioxidants in tea.
  • Tea can boost mental alertness and help to remain awake and very helpful for students, especially before exams. Tea helps in remaining calm as well as alert.
  • Tea has some anti diabetic properties and can postpone development of type II diabetes among susceptible individuals.
  • Tea increases the metabolic rate and help in improving fat metabolism and also causes increase energy expenditure. Increase energy expenditure is useful for obese persons to maintain body weight.
  • There are several ingredients in tea which can improve the immune system of our body.
  • Tea can be useful in halitosis or bad breath, as polyphenols contained in tea can inhibit the bacteria which cause bad breath.
  • A study in Japan showed that drinking tea is associated with reduced rate of psychological distress such as depression.
  • Tea can help in reducing cardiovascular health problems as found in a study conducted by University of L’Aquila funded by Lipton Tea Institute.

Here only some of the health benefits of tea among several other health benefits are discussed. Tea has many other health benefits.

 

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