Tea Benefits: Refreshing for Your Health

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Tea is not only refreshing but there are many different health benefits to drinking tea on a daily basis.

Are you feeling sluggish?  Do you have a difficult time trying to fall asleep?  Do you want a faster metabolism?  Would you like to ease the pain of a headache or sooth a sore throat?  There are a wide array of teas available, to aide in accomplishing just that.

Packed full of antioxidants called flavonoids, green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea may reduce the risk of cancer and are good for the heart.  Tea is also know to have less caffeine than coffee yet, still provides a boost of energy that can lasts for hours.

Of all the different teas out there, green tea seems to be the best  in providing the most benefits in overall health.

By increasing the number of “regulatory T-cells” in the body, it may be able to build  the immune system, according to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.   “When fully understood, this could provide an easy and safe way to help control autoimmune problems and address various diseases,” study researcher Emily Ho, an associate professor at the university, said in a statement.

The high amounts of antioxidants have been linked to lower risk of coronary heart disease, according to the European Journal of clinical Nutrition.  Green and black tea have atherosclerosis-preventing effects, reported by the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Evidence has been found that adults 65 years and older, function better during old age when drinking more green tea.. “Green tea consumption is significantly associated with a lower risk of incident functional disability, even after adjustment for possible confounding factors,” researchers concluded in the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Below is a summary list of 12 teas that Dr. Oz has featured in an easy to follow slideshow.  Click here to watch the slideshow

  • Passion Flower Tea (Anxiety relief)
  • Oolong Tea (Weight loss)
  • Yerba Mate Tea (Weight loss)
  • White Tea (Weight loss)
  • Black Tea (Fresh breath)
  • Ginger Tea (Headache relief)
  • Ginseng Tea (Libido boost)
  • Green Tea (Multiple benefits)
  • Licorice Root Tea (Anti-inflammatory)
  • Nettle Tea (Allergy relief)
  • Peppermint Tea (Constipation relief)
  • Valerian Root Tea (Sleep aide)

For a variety of teas available for purchase, check out The Republic of Teas website.

“Green tea consumption is significantly associated with a lower risk of incident functional disability, even after adjustment for possible confounding factors,” researchers concluded in the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Sources:

Doctor Oz

WebMd

Mayo Clinic

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

University of Maryland Medical Center

Oregon State University