Health Benefits of Tea

Medical research into tea has revealed that tea does in fact have “healing powers”, so to say. Tea can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, dental cavities, kidney stones, and cancer, while improving bone density and cognitive function. 2011 research by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found that EGCG in green teas has a powerful ability to increase regulatory T cells in the body and boost the immune system and suppress autoimmune disorders. Certain teas can also be used as part of a diet.

Among many others, regular consumption of helps to:

Prevent Cancer
Green tea extracts were found to limit the growth of bladder cancer cells. Other studies suggest that drinking green tea protects against developing prostate, stomach and esophageal cancers.

Prevent Heart Disease
A recent study showed that drinking more than two cups of tea a day could help to reduce the risk of death, following a heart attack, by 44 percent.

Lower Blood Pressure
White tea can lower blood pressure and help improve the function of the arteries. It can also help prevent strokes.

Aid Digestion
Tea has antibacterial, antioxidant, antiseptic and detoxifying properties that make it effective in treating various intestine diseases that affect digestion. 

Prevent Arthritis
More so in women than in men, research suggests that older tea drinkers are 60 percent less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who do not drink tea. This goes to show that it’s never to late to grab a cup of tea.

Lower Cholesterol
White, green and yellow teas are rich in antioxidants, which mean that they reduce the amount of cholesterol gathered up in the bloodstream. This allows the blood to flow more freely through the arteries thus reducing bad cholesterol levels.

Strengthen the Immune System
The antioxidant, detoxifying antibacterial properties of tea, as well as the vitamins and minerals found in tea helps to strengthen our immune system.

Aid Oral Health
If you suffer from halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, then tea may be the solution for you. Research has shown that tea can prevent cavities, gum disease and bad breath.

Increase Bone Density
Drinking tea regularly is shown to produce stronger bones. According to a study, those who drank tea on a regular basis for 10 or more years had higher-bone mineral density in their spines than those who had not.