As most of us already know tea can improve your skin and help keep you fit and trim. Did you know though that tea also has great effects on your health?
- Tea lowers cholesterol
Media-favorite green tea was found to help lower cholesterol. Various sources suggest having five cups per day will provide results, but multiple studies have shown that higher consumption leads to the biggest drop in cholesterol.
Tea is thought to work by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol from the large intestine.
2. Tea can prevent blindness
Since tea contains high levels of antioxidants, it is not surprising that studies have found them in eye tissue. In fact, drinking tea can help to prevent the blindness caused by cataracts (the clouding of the lens inside the eye).
3. Tea reduces your cortisol levels
Cortisol is the stress hormone that contributes to belly fat and makes your skin age faster. Drinking tea may make your cortisol levels spike less.
Active compounds in tea can help to lower levels of inflammation and inflammatory reactions. thinner.
5. Tea helps with a better memory, focus & concentration
Extensive research has shown that the combination of caffeine and L-Theanine, a naturally-occurring amino acid found in tea, improves reaction time and memory, while increasing focus and concentration.
6. Tea is great to help against allergies
A Japanese study found that the tea polyphenol, EGCG, may be helpful for reducing pollen allergies. Tea may also reduce allergic response through quercetin, a flavonol naturally-occurring in tea, which is known to mitigate histamine response.
7. Tea can be very useful in decreasing the risk of having a stroke
Drinking at least three cups of green or black tea per day results in a 21% reduction in the risk of ischemic stroke.
8. Tea can even reduce the risk of getting dementia!
To stay sharp, even as you age, drink tea, as it is thought to lower the risk of dementia by acting through multiple pathways, including those of nerve synapses and blood sugar regulation.
9. Improved overall health markers
Tea drinkers tend to be healthier. Epee – lets have a tea party! Perhaps one could even mix alcohol with tea?