Friday, 18 November 2011

Tea and the health benefits....

Does anyone know about tea?  Yeah.... almost every person drink tea but do you know that there are several types of tea in the market?  And do you know the benefit of those teas?

Those days, drinking tea was highly regarded in Chinese culture.  There are many factors to determine a good cup of Chinese tea.  Even in the drinking there is a style to follow.  Tea should be drunk in small amounts.  There is a threshold for the amount of tea leaves that cannot be exceeded.

The followings are the types of tea and the medicinal benefits:

Oolong tea

  • Boosts overall health 
  • Free of calories
  • Speeds up metabolism
  • Slimming effect on waistline
  • Lowers triglyceride levels
  • Starves off onset of Type II diabetes
  • Best with carbohydrate-controlled diet; reduced risk of heart disease and Type II diabetes
  • Provides body with antioxidants that can prevent or undo damage done by free radicals
  • Boosts skin health, immune system

Green tea

  • Reduces risk of esophageal cancer
  • Inhibit growth of cancer cells
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Helps in rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, infection, impaired immune function
  • Burns calories
  • Prevents tooth decay
  • Provides body with antioxidants

Yellow tea

  • Provides body with antioxidants
  • Helps prevent cancer by inhibiting growth of cancer cells
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Thins blood and lower blood pressure; protecting the heart and circulatory system
  • Lowers cholesterol levels

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