Tea is an integral part of everyday societal life in many of the world’s most populous countries. The benefits of tea consumption may extend throughout the body, experts believe. Although tea drinking has been associated with health benefits for centuries. Drinking a cup of tea a few times a day to absorb antioxidants and other healthful plant compounds. Drinking tea regularly for years may produce stronger bones.
The most popular types of tea are:
Green tea is the least processed. These are simply steamed quickly before packaging. Black and red tea are partially dried, crushed and fermented. The length of fermentation, which causes the leaves to blacken, determines whether the tea will be red or black.
- Help protect cells from the normal, but damaging, physiological process known as "oxidative stress."
- Tea doesn't have any calories, unless you add sweetener or milk.
- Help prevent blood clotting and lower cholesterol levels
- Drinking tea may help your body's immune system fight off infection.
- Tea lovers may be surprised to learn their beverage of choice touts yet another health benefit: blood pressure control.
- Help neutralize enzymes that aid in the growth of tumors
- Help deactivate cancer promoters
- green tea appears to accelerate calorie burning - including fat calories.
- Help stimulate the immune system
- Tea contains about 20 types of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Proteins are needed as the body's cells need enzymes to exist, survive and divide.
- Tea is one of the single best cancer fighters you can put in your body,
- Green tea has been shown to actually increase metabolic rate so that you can burn 70 to 80 additional calories by drinking just five cups of green tea per day.
- Tea leaves are said to be high in vitamin K. This vitamin's most important function is to aid in blood clotting. A deficiency of this vitamin may lead to impaired clotting and hence, more open to easy bruising and bleeding.
- Drinking black tea may lower the risk of heart disease because it prevents blood from clumping and forming clots.
- Tea leaves and drink have very high mineral content. Minerals are the chemical elements that support certain structural and functional roles in the human body.