Benefits of Tea
As South Asians, we cannot seem to fathom a world in which chai time ceases to exist, and lucky you it might be one of the secrets to your good health. Teas have been shown to help lower risks heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and cholesterol.
We’ve put together a tea guide for you.
Are you a purist when it comes to teas? Then stick to the black, white, and green in between.
Black tea. Has the most caffeine content, and is the foundation of the chai we enjoy daily, protecting our lungs and reducing the risk of stroke.
Green tea. We hear about green tea all the time. Whether it’s the antioxidant and weight-loss powers to the prevention of cancer, neurological diseases, and high cholesterol levels, green tea is credited with it all.
White tea. Pure white tea has anticancer properties that surpass other teas.
But more of a fan of herbal teas?
Those fruit flavors and herbs really are tempting, and so are some of the health benefits.
Chamomile tea. The antioxidants in chamomile tea can reduce problems with vision, kidney problems, and growth of cancer cells.
Echinacea tea. Got a cold? Drinking Echinacea tea can help reduce the stuffy feeling from the common cold.
Hibiscus tea. High levels of blood pressure can be lowered by drinking three cups of hibiscus tea daily.
In a rush and want the instant stuff? Don’t do it, and if you have to, check the label to make sure what you are putting in your body!
Disclaimer: Too much of anything is bad, so balance your tea consumption as you would any other beverage or meals.