Benefits of Tea

Posted April 5th, 2009 by admin and filed in Antioxidant, Cancer, Cholesterol, Stroke

Tea has many health benefits. Among the benefits of drinking tea is able to prevent heart disease and lower blood cholesterol levels. Tea also can work as anti-microbial.
Here are some benefits of tea as quoted by WebMD.

Green Tea
Contain high concentrations of EGCG. Antioxidants in green tea may prevent clogged arteries, burn fat, reduce the risk of neurological disorders, prevent colorectal cancer, pancreas, stomach, and reduce the risk of stroke and improve blood cholesterol levels.

Black Tea
Made from fermented tea leaves, black tea has the highest caffeine content. Studies show that black tea may protect the lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. This black tea also can reduce the risk of stroke.

White tea
White tea is a kind of tea that does not have fermentation. One study showed that white tea has anticancer ingredients better than the tea that had more experience fermentation process.

Oolong Tea
Studies on animals show that animals fed antioxidants from oolong tea, bad cholesterol levels lower.

Herbal tea
Made from herbs, fruits, seeds, or roots. Herbal tea antioxidant concentration is lower than green tea, white, black, or oolong. Chemical composition of herbal teas varies, depending on the plant used: ginger, ginseng, jasmine, mint, chamomile, echinacea, and others.

Chamomile tea
Antioxidants can help prevent diabetic complications, such as decreasing function of vision, nerve and kidney damage, and inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

Tea Echinacea
Often used as a therapy to fight influenza.

This information is solely for informational and educational purposes only. It is always best to speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment.