Health Benefits of Green & Black Tea
Tea doesn’t just taste amazing. There are as many health benefits to tea as there are varieties.
A review of scientific studies on tea published in “Current Pharmaceutical Design” found tea consumption is associated with preventing chronic diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease. Tea also provides anti-aging benefits.
There are plenty of mental health benefits, too. A study published by the “Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry” found drinking 3 cups of tea a day is associated with a decreased risk of depression of 37%.
Whether you drink tea to relax or love hosting tea parties with your friends, know that with every sip, you’re also giving your health a boost. Here are some ways diverse tea varieties help you lead a healthy lifestyle.
Benefits of Green Tea
Healthline declares, “Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet.” It’s packed with powerful natural antioxidants like catechins that prevent cell damage. Green tea is considered to have medicinal properties, as its bioactive compounds:
- Reduce inflammation
- Lower cancer risk
- Prevent cell damage
- Reduce the formation of free radicals
- Slow down aging
Studies have also found green tea to improve brain function, increase fat burning, improve physical performance and lower risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
A study of 800,000 participants published in the “International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine” found those who drank green tea were less likely to have chronic liver disease or liver cirrhosis.
Drinking it can help you live longer. A JAMA study of more than 40,000 adults found those who drank the most green tea were significantly less likely to die during an 11-year period.
Benefits of Black Tea
Black tea is also rich in antioxidants that provide numerous health benefits. A review of studies published in the “International Journal of Health Sciences” found black tea’s flavonoids provide protection against the onset of chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disorders.
Black tea’s polyphenols, which are plant compounds with antioxidant properties, also boost digestion and brain health and protect against diabetes. The review found drinking black tea also:
- Improves cholesterol levels in obese adults and adults with heart disorder risk
- Plays a key role in reducing body weight
- Improves blood pressure
- Reduces risk of stroke
- Prevents the risk of cancer onset
The review concludes drinking black tea regularly improves the antioxidant potential of the body, which improves overall health.
Sip Your Way To A Better Health
Drinking tea can make you glow from the inside-out with mind and body benefits that help you lead a healthier life.
Want to learn more about teas like these and how they can give your health a boost? Book a Tea Picnic, Chandler or around the East Valley for a guided tour of delicious tea.