Being a completely natural product, tea when consumed without adding any sugar, honey or milk, contains no calories and concurrently serves as a vital element in maintaining the balance of body liquids. Over many centuries, several health benefits have been attributed to drinking tea with it being used as a treatment for infectious diseases, the common cold, and also to assist the digestive and nervous systems.
In modern times with the expansion of scientific research, scientists have discovered compelling evidence that increased consumption of tea will in fact reduce the chances of you suffering from a wide variety of sicknesses, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Some examples include:
- Green tea has been found to reduce the risk of cancer, infectious intestinal diseases, arteriosclerosis, and liver infections. Green tea also helps to reduce cholesterol levels, assist in weight loss and strengthen intellectual abilities. Drinking Green tea will also calm your body and mind. The L-Theanine amino acid found in the leaves of green tea affects the central nerve system, enabling the release of certain substances which cause a sense of euphoria, optimism and serenity
- Research has also shown that women who drank less than 5 cups of tea per day were twice as prone to suffer strokes. The phenols, found in the tea, prevents the oxidization of the cholesterol, which may cause damage to the blood vessels
- Tea prevents the rise of homocysteine known to be an important and significant risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, due to the content of vitamin M in tea. The vitamin M, which is a B complex vitamin, assists in preventing cancer and plays an important role in the health of the nervous system, the eyes and other systems
- Studies have shown that anyone who drinks large quantities of tea has a reduced risk of certain cancers, mainly stomach cancer, cancer of the digestive system and bladder cancer
- Tea leaves are known to contain fluoride which helps strengthen bones and teeth and fights cavities