Discover the Benefits of Drinking Tea
Teas have touched every culture of the world for thousands of years. It’s the most popular beverage, second only to water. For those of us who love and appreciate tea for it’s never ending diversity, it’s beyond a delicious beverage or a healthy drink…. it’s a lifestyle and a catalyst to connect with others. Teas hydrate body and skin, soothe ragged nerves, boost your brain, heal your spirit and in the grand scheme of things, could quite possibly be the most affordable luxury on the planet.
Tea can boost exercise endurance.
Scientists have proven that the catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance. Kim is here if you need assistance finding "your" tea.
"Tea is hydrating despite the caffeine!" The caffeine content in a cup of tea is less than half as much as a cup of coffee. White, green, oolong, puerh & black all have the SAME caffeine level per cup. Drink up y'all....it's good for you!
"The antioxidants in tea are proving positive in protection against a boatload of cancers, including breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers. But don’t rely solely on tea to keep a healthy body — tea is not a miraclecure, it's a smart lifestyle choice.
"Tea has been linked to reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disesse". Nuff said!
"Scientists speculate that regular tea drinking lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome" Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of diabetes, artery disease and stroke. That's pretty bad stuff so grab your cup of tea and put down the soda!
"Tea could be beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that compounds in green tea could help diabetics better process sugars." This is HUGE as our sad American diets have somehow become consistently (and secretly) laced with sugar. Sugar is "more addictive than heroin" according to Johns Hopkins University.
"Tea might provide protection from ultraviolet rays. We know it’s important to limit exposure to UV rays, and we all know what it’s like to feel the burn. The good news is that tea may act as a back-up sunscreen." Promising results from researchers are showing this unexpected (and welcoming) beneficial use for tea.
Memory Booster! A study from China found that the chemical properties of the healthy beverage promotes the generation of brain cells, providing benefits for memory and spatial learning. Study leader Professor Yun Bai from the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China, said: 'There has been plenty of scientific attention on its use in helping prevent cardiovascular diseases, but now there is emerging evidence that its chemical properties may impact cellular mechanisms in the brain to improve daily functions.”