Tea is beverage made by pouring boiling or hot water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis(bush that is evergreen and native to asia) . Tea is one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. Drinking tea has many positive physical and mental heath benefits. Green tea and black tea are one of the most popular types of teas.
Black tea is good for your oral health. It Contains polyphenols that kill cavity-causing bacteria and reduce plaque formation. Polyphenols are also antioxidants that help block oxidative damage caused by free-radicals. Polyphenols are also found to prevent some types of cancer. The phytochemicals found in the black tea lower the probabilty of developing arthritis. People who consume black tea can reduce their LDL cholesterol levels which prevents heart disease.
Studies have shown that people who consume black tea have stronger bones and lower chance of developing arthritis. Black tea has been shown to reduce cortisol(stress hormone) when consumed regularly.The amino acid L-theanine found in black tea will help you relax, improve your mood and relieve your stress. The alkylamine antigens found in black tea will increase your immune system. The tannins in the black tea fight viruses and prevent diseases like influenza(flu) stomach flu and also help with gastric and intestinal illnesses as well as decrease digestive activity.
Green tea contains loads of bioactive compounds bringing many health benefits. Green tea will help you increase energy, lose weight and improve your athletic performance. Green tea has many strong antioxidants which help lower the risk of various types of cancer(colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer). Many studies show that green tea helps improve brain function and lowers the risk of getting parkinson’s and alzheimer’s disease at old age. Green tea, like black tea helps with dental health as well as it contains bacteria-killing compounds. The catechins in the green tea can also potentially inhibit virsues like influenza which makes green tea flu-preventing beverage.
Another health benefit of the green tea is type II diabetes prevention. Studies have shown that people who drink green tea regularly have 42% less chances of getting type II diabetes.
Green tea is good for cardiovascular health as well. Green tea lowers the main factors for causing heart disease which are reducing bad cholesterol levels and triglycerides.
Bottom line: Drinking green and black tea on a regular basis to improve your health, relieve your stress and make you happier.
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