A cup of tea for a better life
A cup of tea for a better life:
There are lots of reasons to enjoy a hot cup of tea in the morning. Nothing tastes better than a hot cup of tea in cold winter mornings of rainy evenings. If you’re not drinking tea yet, read up on these facts to know how tea keeps your body healthy and fit.
Tea’s antioxidants protect our body from the ravages of aging and the effects of pollution. Thanks to its polyphenols (the antioxidants found in tea), sipping on a cup may help you to fight off cancer.
Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke:
Unwanted blood clots, formed from cholesterol and blood platelets cause cardiac diseases and strokes. Drinking tea may help keep your arteries smooth and clog-free. Researchers from Netherlands found a 70% lower risk of fatal heart attack in people who drank at least 2-3 cups of black tea daily compared to non-tea drinkers.
Tea contains fluoride and tannins those may keep plaque at bay. Additionally, fluoride works to repair teeth in the early stages of tooth decay.
Boosts immune defenses:
Drinking tea may help your body’s immune system fight off infection. When 21 volunteers drank either five cups of tea or coffee each day for four weeks, researchers saw higher immune system activity in the blood of the tea-drinkers. Tea also increases bone mineral density.
Tea doesn’t have any calories, If you’re looking for a satisfying, calorie-free beverage to avoid extra 2 kg weight gain per month, tea is a top choice.
Many people complain about weight gain. You can increase your metabolic rate to burn 70 to 80 additional calories by drinking just five cups of green tea per day. That is equal to 5 kg per year, taking a 15-minute walk every day will also burn equal amount of calories. Studies also show catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and decreasing body fat, especially in the abdominal (belly) area.
These are some of the most well known reasons. If you have any such facts about tea feel free to share with us in the comments section. You can also post different recipes of making tea.