Almost everyone loves tea. This delicious as well as healthy drink has been around for ages. Tea comes in a rich array of types and flavors. Whether you drink your tea hot or cold, you are sure to have an enjoyable healthy drink.
Tea has many beneficial properties one of which is flavoniod antioxidants and we all need those to keep our bodies in healthy working order. The
antioxidants in tea can help protect the body from the affects of free radicals which can damage cells.
Some of these antioxidants have proven useful as anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agents, as well as helping to boost the immune system.
Tea is helpful in weight loss and the protection against Alzheimers, heart disease and may help lower the risk of some types of cancers. Tea also has fluoride, which is great news for your teeth and bones. Therefore, the next time you just want a nice drink of tea remember it is good for your body as well as being appetizing.
Actually, after water, tea is one of the most common consumed drinks. No matter whether it is black, green, white, Oolong or herbal teas. All of these different types of teas offer their own special tastes and health benefits.
All tea grows on a white flowering evergreen tea tree. Every bit of real tea comes from the same types of Camellia Sinensis trees better known as tea trees. Tea trees are harvested year round.
Most of the tea tree plants resemble a bush from being pruned, however if left to grow wild it reaches a height of nearly thirty feet.
Here is a list of the types of tea and some of their benefits:
1. Black Tea - Black tea is helpful by affecting the levels of stress hormones thereby aiding in a quicker recovery time from the stresses of daily life. It also lowers the risk of heart attacks. Black tea is helpful as a diet aid.
2. Green Tea - Green tea can protect against several different kinds of cancer, such as lung, breast and prostate cancers. It is also useful as a diet aid since it speeds up the metabolic rates while speeding up the fat oxidation. This offers a feeling of increased energy.
3. White Tea - White tea has more anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents than Green tea, while being generally comparable to Green tea. White tea is actually immature tea and has a fuzzy silver coloring. White tea also contains a stronger content of anti-oxidants that defends against cancer causing cells better than any other tea.
4. Oolong Tea - Oolong tea tastes more like green tea than black tea. It has a strong flowery taste that is a little on the bitter side, but surprisingly it leaves a pleasantly sweet aftertaste. It is helpful as a diet aid, while it also helps prevent skin damage and enhances the function of enzymes because of its anti-oxidant properties.
5. Herbal Tea - Herbal teas are the blending of flowers, seeds, leaves and roots from plants. They are not true tea, as they don't come from the evergreen tea tree. To be fair I need to say that all teas are herbal as they all come from plant source.
Actually, herbal teas offer a much wider assortment of flavors and health benefits than most other real teas. There are a lot of claims made about herb tea and its benefits. We hope to be able to sort out these claims and report to you what works and what doesn't