How does tea help the mind and body

How Does Tea Help the Mind and Body?

More and more, the benefits of tea are coming to the forefront. Between the antioxidants that tea is known to have in great quantities and the relaxing qualities of many types of teas, it has a powerful impact on both the mind and the body. Tea is quickly becoming the healthy drink of choice by many and with good reason. There are few drinks out there that naturally provide as many benefits as just a couple of cups of tea can.

Study after study has validated that drinking a few cups of tea a day could have a lasting impact on many aspects of your body. Because of the high antioxidant content which tea naturally has, the tea drinker has an army of helpers to ward off things such as free radicals. Free radicals are often associated with diseases such as stroke, heart disease and cancer. In addition, tea totalers tend to have lower blood pressure than non-tea drinkers. And as a side benefit, tea has fluoride which of course will impact your teeth and even your breath. So although the benefits of tea are mostly substantial, it can even impact personal hygiene.

Of all the teas available, white teas have the highest antioxidant count and therefore have the healthiest impact on your body. Additionally, brewed teas have more antioxidants than instant teas. Some other tea distinctions include the fact that black teas are thought to lower cholesterol levels and green teas on the other hand can slow prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, color cancer and offset the impacts of smoking. Black teas have been shown to have some of the same impacts but at lesser levels.

If that is not enough, some benefits of tea consumption also include curbing hypertension, boosting the immune system, helping to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, fighting leukemia cells and is being researched as an AIDS fighter. Put all together and a couple cups of green or black tea a day seems like a great preventative medicine for everyone.

However, tea impacts much more than just the body. The antioxidants in tea seem to have positive impact on our brains. It is known to boost overall mental alertness. This comes from the L-theanine (an amino acid found in tea plants) which stimulates the brain and allows for greater mental clarity. Drinking tea is likely to reduce your chances for mental impairment.

Many people turn to tea when they are stressed. Green tea is quickly becoming known to reduce depression and anxiety. In repetitive studies, the consumption of 2 or more cups of tea a day has resulted in at least a 30% lower likelihood of depression, stress or anxiety. Tea is a powerhouse. The benefits of tea on of body, bodily systems and overall health of the mind is something worth considering the next time you have to order your drink of choice.

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