What are the Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

What are the Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

Have you ever wondered, what are the health benefits of drinking tea? There are a number of benefits to your health when you drink tea, but not all teas record the same benefits. Some teas have even been shown to have positive effects on reducing your Cholesterol levels, cranking up your body’s immune system and even helping you to lose some of that unwanted fat.

Did you know?  There are 3 main types of tea – Black tea, Green tea, and Oolong tea.

Black Tea

Black tea is derived from the leaves of a Tea plant called Camellia sinensis. Black tea contains caffeine and some antioxidants as well. Quite a few people in the U.S. drink  black tea. In fact around 84% of the tea that is consumed is black tea.  One of the benefits of Black tea is that it is a fully oxidized tea. It seems that Tea manufacturers can adjust and control the amount of oxidation while processing Black tea.
                                                                                                               
Benefits of Drinking Black Tea                                                                                  
Most people like to drink black tea simply because they like the taste of it. However, there are other reasons that people may drink it for:

  • Alertness and energy
  • Antioxidants, including polyphenols and catechins
  • Possible anti-cancer effects
  • Heart health
  • Improved metabolism
  • Stomach health

Although more research is needed, there seems to be some evidence that drinking black tea regularly may reduce your risk for these conditions:

Green Tea

Green tea has been flouted as one of the top beverages for your health that you possibly can find.

Green tea is packed with antioxidants which have been praised for their many health benefits, some of these may include:

  • Increased brain function
  • Weight loss
  • Protection against cancer
  • Reduction in the risk of heart disease

There may be even more potential health benefits.

  • Might protect the brain from aging
  • Might reduce bad breathe
  • Might help protect against diabetes 2
  • May Increase your life span 

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea contains only a small percentage (perhaps two percent) of the world’s tea, but don’t let the numbers fool you.  Oolong tea may reduce your stress levels and crank up your metabolism giving you a win-win health situation. 

Oolong tea is packed with healthful nutrients just like black and green tea.

Benefits of Drinking Oolong Tea

  • May help to prevent diabetes
  • May help to improve your heart health
  • May help you lose weight
  • May protect against certain cancers
  • May promote strong teeth and bones
  • May relieve eczema 

However on the flip side, Oolong tea does contain caffeine and may raise your blood pressure slightly.

Take Home Message

Although Oolong tea is not the most popular tea in the world, it does contain many health benefits and is great tasting as well. 

If it is available in your area why not buy some and give it a try!