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Health Benefits of Tea
Why does history say "Tea for a long life"? That is because tea has a lot of anti-oxidants which aid in the prevention of diseases. In the ancient times, tea was used for medicinal purposes. So even if a lot of research has been done with rats, one can be pretty sure that tea has a lot of health benefits. Enjoy the aroma of tea!
What is the healthiest tea?
A lot of people ask which is the healthiest tea to drink. Generally as a rule of thumb one can say that the least processed is the healthiest i.e. green tea which is steamed. Matcha green tea powder (the ceremonial tea from Japan) could be said to be the healthiest because one consumes the whole leaf and therefore one is drinking a higher amount of polyphenols.
Helps the Bodies pH Balance
A healthy body is slightly alkaline, whereas a bad diet (too fatty or too many calories) can lead to acid in the body. Tea due to its alkaline feature (rich in minerals) helps neutralise the acids in the body.
Helps the Digestion
It is said that the tannins in tea stimulates the stomach and increases the activity in the intestine.
Lowers the Cholesterol Levels
It is said that the tea catechins reduce the LDL in the blood.
Lowers the Blood Pressure
It is said that the tea catechins inhibit the enzyme that produces angiotensin II which is responsible for high blood pressure.
Removes Tobacco Stains
The green tea catechins as well as the black tea theaflavins bond with the tar and therefore can help to remove tobacco stains.