Tea is good for the human body in so many different and wonderful ways.
If you are not a convert yet because you cannot seem to get your taste buds accustomed to tea then try a variety of types before you decide it is not for you. It would not even hurt to sample a variety of herbal teas such as ginger or chamomile to discover what each has going for it.
To get the absolute in healthy value that tea has to offer, take it black. In other words, skip the milk and definitely skip the sugar. Research studies have found that adding these substances to a cup of tea can block the effectiveness of it. Of course in most instances green and white are consumed without adding anything to them.
Let us return to the many reasons why tea time equals better health for you.
Tea contains antioxidants and vitamin E. Taken together this means that it helps with the antioxidation of cells. What does this mean for you? It means that the process of aging can be slowed down.
Tea is beneficial when it comes to cleaning out the intestines. Flavonoids called catechins in tea are very beneficial in the intestines because they destroy bacteria and help to ward off health conditions such as arteriosclerosis and gastric ulcers. Tea is also very calming to the stomach (think chamomile tea when you fly!).
Due to its high content of catechins (there is that wonderful word again!) found in green tea (but to a much lesser extent in black tea), tea can help block the accumulation of fat, especially in the abdominal region. The absorption of dietary fats is inhibited by the body in the digestive tract and the enzymes that metabolize fat that is stored in the body are activated. What this means is that any new fat you consume or any of your fat stores better look out! Tea has fat elimination on its busy agenda!
Tea is a natural source of fluoride because of the soil the tea plant grows in. This is very good news for the pearly whites you work so hard to maintain! Fluoride helps to keep the enamel of teeth strong and it works to prevent cavities. It also contains two very important minerals- calcium and magnesium- which when combined; work very well together to build strong and healthy teeth that would make anyone proud. As well, the antioxidants, in particular catechins, in tea go to work quickly to get rid of bacteria in the mouth that can lead to bad breath (also known as halitosis).
There are many more reasons than this why indulging in tea time is good for your body and your mind. For example, tea is particularly beneficial for women because it is believed to help ward off long-term memory loss as well as Alzheimer’s disease. This would be the eighth reason why you should make tea a part of your life and tea time an essential part of your schedule. To learn about the various benefits to becoming a regular tea drinker, visit these websites and then drink to your health!