|The Amazing Benefits of Tea|
Improved health and wellness is the overarching ideal and physical state we all long for – whether we achieve this ideal state or not is another question entirely.
Kirstin Kirkpatrick – Wellness manager in Cleveland and contributor to The Huffington Post - wrote an article covering the top 6 amazing benefits of tea:
If you are trying to improve your health or drop a few pounds, think beyond superfoods and supplements, because this "super-drink" deserves your attention. The things we chew are not the only dietary factors that contribute to weight management, disease fighting, energy boosting and stress reducing. Consumed for thousands of years, tea has provided delicious medicinal benefits to many cultures around the globe. Drink up - your overall health is about to get a lot better!
Tea can help you in maintaining a healthy weight. The Journal of Obesity found that mice fed a high fat diet and given compounds found in green tea gained weight at a slower rate than mice that were not fed the same compounds. The findings from this study suggest that green tea extracts may actually interfere with fat formation in the body. As a side note: green tea extracts should not be confused with bottled green tea drinks that may be full of added sugar. To get green tea extracts, opt for the real deal -- boiling water with a good old-fashioned teabag or loose tea! Tea Total Teas: Pure Unflavoured Teas
Green tea may help you see better. The eye, like any part of the body, can suffer oxidative stress -- making it more prone to disease. Components in green tea positively affected the tissues of the eyes, especially tissue related to the retina. Drink on green tea lovers and protect your precious eyeballs! Tea Total Teas: Japanese Lime, Feng Shui and Jade Green Sencha
White tea can help you look younger! Extracts in white tea inhibited wrinkle production by strengthening elastin and collagen. Tea Total Teas: China White Hair, China Premium Snowbuds
Black tea can help to reduce stress levels. Stressed out? A cup of black tea may be just what you need. One study found that black tea actually helped in reducing levels of the stress hormones in study participants. Tea Total Teas: Special Breakfast Blend, Assam Organic Breakfast
It may help you fight diabetes. A variety of caffeinated teas found that the caffeine in tea may help in reducing the overall risk of diabetes. Tea Total Teas: Good Strong Teas
Tea can make your ticker stronger! One study found that green tea helped to improve endothelial function rather quickly after consumption but resist the urge to add milk to your tea if you are drinking for better cardiovascular health! That's because the caseins in milk may actually decrease the cardioprotective benefits you get from tea according to one study, but if you like milk click here... Tea Total Teas: Good with milk
The tea-takeaway. You can use tea bags or go loose, drink it hot or drink it cold. Either way, tea is fabulous -- and so are all of its benefits. Tea Total Teas: Deluxe Pyramid Teabags
For more by Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D., click here.
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