4 Best Healthy Teas to Give a Try
Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. There are so many stories behind the origins of tea.
My most favorite one is on the discovery of tea. Tales have it that Emperor Shen Nung noticed that a green leaf had fallen inside a pot of boiling water, coloring the water and now we have tea.
Over the coming centuries, there was the evolution of tea and the discovery of more types of tea.
Now we have over 3000 different types of tea across the world. Each country you visit has its way of making their tea and with different ingredients.
This article is going to focus on the main types of tea and the benefits it has for your health.
1. Matcha tea
Is no better way to top our list than with a cup of matcha tea.
The special drink is prepared by grinding green tea into powder and then mixing the powder with hot water.
There are many proven ways which matcha tea helps improve your health;
- It is good for your heart because it contains low-density lipoprotein and for this reason, helps to lower the cholesterol level.
- It contains high content of L-Theanine which helps combat anxiety. This reason sets it apart from caffeine found in coffee, even though both matcha and coffee have caffeine.
- It helps enhance weight loss by boosting fat burning. Matcha tea also promotes weight loss because it has no calories.
- Matcha tea also helps your body in getting rid of toxins. This can be attributed to the high level of antioxidants from green tea.
- Amino acids found in matcha tea also helps to regulate your body’s metabolism.
2. Chamomile tea.
Chamomile tea comes from a Daisy-like flower.
You can easily make chamomile tea by sprinkling a few chamomile flowers into hot boiling water or hot boiling water into chamomile flowers and let it brew for a few minutes.
For easy make, you can simply get a chamomile tea bag.
Some of the benefits of enjoying a cup of chamomile tea are;
- Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties which are known to help in relaxing muscles making it very recommendable for menstrual pain.
- The high calcium content in chamomile also helps to reduce other types of inflammation.
- It also contains some properties which may help reduce the development of diabetic complications such as a loss of vision.
This can be attributed to its anti-inflammatory properties because when your pancreas is incapable of producing insulin, some of the cells might be inflamed and this property comes to aid.
- It can also be used to treat some skin conditions such as eczema.
3. Black tea
Black tea is consumed all over the world. More than 84% of the tea consumed worldwide is black tea.
Black tea is linked to a lot of health benefits. Some of which include;
- Contains a considerable amount of caffeine and l-theanine which helps to boost alertness.
- Like many other types of tea, it also contains antioxidant properties that have a detoxifying effect.
- These antioxidant properties or components also play a huge role in boosting your heart health through the introduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
4. White tea
Another type of tea that has a lot of benefits to your health is white tea. White tea and black tea are similar because they are both from the same plant.
However, the major difference between white tea and black tea is the processing method.
Benefits of white tea.
- During production, it undergoes fewer processes than black tea it, therefore, contains more oxidants, vitamins, and amino acids.
- White tea has a higher content of Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) than all other types of tea.
- The EGCG compound helps to reduce inflammation. White tea is known to help prevent brain, heart, and lung disease.
- Its high level of antioxidants helps to get rid of toxins in the body more efficiently than black tea.
Some of the honorable mentions I would like to mention include herbal tea and green tea. As you have seen above there are so many different types of teas and they all carry different benefits.
A more comprehensive discussion on what type of tea is best for your health should be done with your nutritionist.
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