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Why You Should Drink Tea? No. 7 Will Shock You

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Love drinking coffee every morning? Read this and you might consider ditching the habit. It’s about time to switch to organic teas! As they say, a cup of tea solves everything. Nothing beats its calming yet refreshing effects, not to mention its handful

Time.Com identifies some of the health benefits of teas.

WARNING: Make sure that your tea is actually “tea” — make sure you only buy organic teas.

Real tea is derived from a particular plant (Camellia sinensis) and includes only four varieties: green, black, white, and oolong. Anything else (like herbal “tea”) is an infusion of a different plant and isn’t technically tea.

Researchers attribute tea’s health properties to polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) and phytochemicals. Though most studies have focused on the better-known green and black teas, white and oolong also bring benefits to the table. Read on to find out why coffee’s little cousin rocks your health.

  1. Tea can boost exercise endurance. Scientists have found that the catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance.
  2. Drinking tea could help reduce the risk of heart attack. Tea might also help protect against cardiovascular and degenerative diseases. Oolong Tea
  3. The antioxidants in tea might help protect against a boatload of cancers, including breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers. But don’t rely solely on tea to keep a healthy body — tea is not a miracle cure, after all. While more studies than not suggest that tea has cancer-fighting benefits, the current research is mixed.
  4. Tea helps fight free radicals. Tea is high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (“ORAC” to its friends), which is a fancy way of saying that it helps destroy free radicals (which can damage DNA) in the body. While our bodies are designed to fight free radicals on their own, they’re not 100 percent effective — and since damage from these radical oxygen ninjas has been linked to cancer, heart disease, and neurological degeneration, we’ll take all the help we can get.
  5. Tea is hydrating to the body (even despite the caffeine!).
  6. Drinking tea is linked with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. When considered with other factors like smoking, physical activity, age and body mass index, regular tea drinking was associated with a lowered risk of Parkinson’s disease in both men and women. oolong-tea-singles
  7. Tea might provide protection from ultraviolet rays. We know it’s important to limit exposure to UV rays, and we all know what it’s like to feel the burn. The good news is that green tea may act as a back-up sunscreen.
  8. Tea could keep waist circumference in check. In one study, participants who regularly consumed hot tea had lower waist circumference and lower BMI than non-consuming participants. Scientists speculate that regular tea drinking lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome (which increases the risk of diabetes, artery disease and stroke), although it’s important to remember that correlation does not equal causation.
  9. Regular tea drinking might also counteract some of the negative effects of smoking and might even lessen the risk of lung cancer (good news, obviously, but not a justification for cigs).
  10. Tea could be beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that compounds in green tea could help diabetics better process sugars.
  11. Tea can help the body recover from radiation. One study found that tea helped protect against cellular degeneration upon exposure to radiation, while another found that tea can help skin bounce back postexposure.
  12. Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength.
  13. Tea might be an effective agent in the prevention and treatment of neurological diseases, especially degenerative diseases (think Alzheimer’s). While many factors influence brain health, polyphenols in green tea may help maintain the parts of the brain that regulate learning and memory.

All these and more can really make you buy some packs and enjoy your morning and evening sips! Cheers, folks!

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Health Benefits of Coffee and Tea

Coffee and Tea: What’s Your Bet?!

Many Filipinos love coffee … it’s like their daily dose of medicine that keeps them alert, awake and enthusiastic (LOL). Seriously, with the kind of lifestyle and hectic schedule that most of us have these days, we have become very dependent to coffee. That without it, we feel incomplete… either we’ve got mood swings, feeling snappish and all.

However, not all of us are into sipping teas. Until we’ve realized how healthy drinking tea is. It has a handful of health benefits that sometimes we really don’t get into our lovely cups of coffee.

With that in mind, we thought of sharing these two infographics to you (in case you’re considering to  either switch to TEA or just have it as a coffee alternative — we’ll help you decide). Enjoy!

Tea Makes You Healthy

Coffee vs Tea: YOUR CHOICE, Fellas!

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR DAILY CUPS OF COFFEE AND TEA… THE BENEFITS ARE SIMPLY AMAZING! 

Benefits of Coffee and Tea

OUR STORY: Hubby and I finally decided to serve hot/warm tea every time we eat or even during our random talks over our then “wanna-have-some-coffee-dear” moments. We thought of doing this as we started to admire Koreans, Chinese and Japanese who are all sipping teas at mealtime.

Believe it or not, the result was simple yet really amazing. Though we’ve only been doing this for perhaps a month or two, we’ve noticed some changes especially on our quality of sleep, digestion  and level of concentration.

Disclaimer: This is only our personal experience with authentic and organic teas. Such may vary from one person to another depending on his wellness and lifestyle.

Cheers,

Mommy Mai