5 Reasons You Should be Drinking Tea Everyday
We have all heard how great tea is for you. But here are 5 proven reasons why you should consider drinking tea everyday!
Increase Exercise Endurance
The antioxidants found in tea have been proven to promote the body’s ability to burn fat which help for improved muscle endurance.
Tea Can Help Prevent Cancer
Free radicals have been linked to several diseases such as cancer, heart disease and neurological degeneration. Free radicals float around your body damaging your DNA and although our bodies are designed to fight free radicals, they’re not always 100% effective. Tea is a great way to give your body the edge it needs to fight free radicals. Tea is high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) which has been proven to eliminate those pesky radicals. So drink to your health.
Lower Your Weight
Tea has been linked to weight loss. Tea is more than just flavored water, it contains caffeine which aids in burning body fat. Tea also contains an agent called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a substance that boosts your bodies metabolism which helps shred body fat.
Tea contains several compounds what help reduce inflammation in your body. Inflammation is the leading cause for several digestive and arthritic disorders.
Increase Bone Strength
Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength. Those who have a family history of osteoporosis will benefit from drinking 2 cups of tea a day.
There are several types of tea, all of which have different benefits and caffeine levels. Here are the general health benefits of each type of tea.
Green tea: Made with steamed tea leaves, it has a high concentration of EGCG and has been widely studied. Green tea’s antioxidants may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.
Black tea: Made with fermented tea leaves, black tea has the highest caffeine content and forms the basis for flavored teas like chai, along with some instant teas. Studies have shown that black tea may protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It also may reduce the risk of stroke.
Green teaWhite tea: Uncured and unfermented. One study showed that white tea has the most potent anticancer properties compared to more processed teas.
Oolong tea: In an animal study, those given antioxidants from oolong tea were found to have lower bad cholesterol levels. One variety of oolong, Wuyi, is heavily marketed as a weight loss supplement, but science hasn’t backed the claims.
Pu-erh tea: Made from fermented and aged leaves. Considered a black tea, its leaves are pressed into cakes. One animal study showed that animals given pu-erh had less weight gain and reduced LDL cholesterol.