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Healthy Benefits of Tea

Tea has been known in the East as the key to good health, happiness and wisdom. Break out your inner Zen master and enjoy a hot cup while you read all about the health benefits of these awesome herbs.

Green tea:  The antioxidants in Green Tea may help prevent the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. It can prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, and decrease stress. It can also reduce risk of disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.

Black tea: Black tea has the highest caffeine content but studies show that it may protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It also may reduce the risk of stroke. Black tea has high concentrations of antioxidants that have been linked to lower levels of cholesterol.

White tea: A study showed that white tea has the most potent anticancer properties. It also showed to have an effect on glucose tolerance and a reduction of LDL cholesterol.

Chamomile tea: Its antioxidants may help prevent complications from diabetes such as loss of vision and nerve and kidney damage, and stunt the growth of cancer cells.

Echinacea: Known for fighting off the common cold.

Hibiscus: A small study found that drinking three cups of hibiscus tea daily lowered blood pressure in people with modestly elevated levels.

Oolong Tea: One study showed that women who drank oolong tea burned slightly more calories over a two-hour period than those who drank only water.

Tea is the perfect way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so keep filling that kettle and enjoy! …And always remember, pinky’s up!

Senior at Ramapo College. I am working towards becoming a Registered Dietitian. I love to read, travel and be outdoors.
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