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.
- 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 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 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!