What are the health benefits of tea? Why you should be drinking tea

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While it hasn’t been proven that tea can cure you of any diseases, numerous studies conducted do show that there are numerous health benefits of tea. Teas are full of many things that are good for you, and can even help you look young and beautiful. Doctors have not been able to find any downsides of drinking tea.

Tea can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
Drinking tea can keep your arteries free of blood clots. One study found that drinking two to three cups of black tea every day reduced the risk of a fatal heart attack in those who participated by 70 percent.

Tea can help prevent cancer
Some studies show that Polyphenois, an antioxidant found in tea can help fight cancer. A study done with green tea showed that applying a flavonoid called epigallocatechin gallate, to tumors helped shrink them.

Tea has less Caffeine than Coffee
Tea is a good alternative to coffee because it has less caffeine. Coffee has two to three times more caffeine than tea. This may cause you to feel jittery or give you headaches. If this is the case, switching to tea might be better for you. However tea does have caffeine and theanine in it, but just enough to help improve your mental alertness

Tea contains antioxidants
Antioxidants are good for all sorts of things. They can help protect your body from aging and the effects of pollution. The antioxidants in tea help your skin look great and can even help prevent sunburn.

Tea protects bones
A study found that people who drank tea for more than ten years had stronger bones than those who didn’t.

Tea has no calories
As long as you don’t add sugar or milk to your tea, it has zero calories. If you’re dieting and looking for something delicious to drink, don’t drop tea from your personal menu.

Green tea can help you in your old age
One study showed that the people who drank the most green tea were better functioning in their old age than those who drank less green tea.

Drinking unsweetened tea is good for your teeth
Tea contains fluoride and tannins that help defeat plaque. Combining unsweetened tea with your daily brushing and flossing routine would be a great way to keep the dentist happy.

Tea can increase metabolism
Research has shown that by drinking five cups of green tea a day you can actually raise your metabolism. This would help you burn up to 80 additional calories each day.

Boosts your immune system
Green tea can increase the number of regulatory t-cells in your body which are good for improving your immune system.

Health benefits by type

Green tea
Green tea has a high concentration of EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) which may help with cancer.

Black tea
Black tea has the highest content of caffeine. It may protect the lungs from damage that is caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It can also reduce the risk of stroke.

White tea
Has the most anticancer properties compared to other more processed teas.

Oolong tea
Has been shown to lower bad cholesterol levels.

Pu-erh tea
A study showed that it reduced weight gain and reduced bad cholesterol.