March 22, 2011

The Important Benefits Of Tea

What are the important benefits of tea which recognized scientifically? Here is the answer :

 Benefits of tea : Aging

In a recent experiment conducted jointly by researchers from the US, Taiwan and Japan, mice which were fed tea displayed fewer signs of aging than mice that were fed water. The Straits Times, Sept. 24, 01

 Benefits of tea : Allergies

Green tea, rich in antioxidant treasures that protect against heart disease and cancer, nowadays shows promise as a fighter to allergy. Green tea perhaps useful against a wide range of sneeze-starting allergens, including pollen, pet dander, and dust. Prevention, April 2003

Benefits of tea : Arthritis

Green tea catechins are chondroprotective and consumption of green tea can be prophylactic for arthritis and may benefit the arthritis patient by reducing inflammation and slowing cartilage breakdown. Green tea can be useful in controlling inflammation from injury or diseases such as arthritis.

Benefits of tea : Bone Strength

Tea flavonoids may be bone builders. Compared with nonhabitual tea drinkers, tea regulars had higher bone mineral densities, even after exercise and calcium-which strengthen bones-were taken into account. The latest tea discovery? Strong evidence that both green and black tea can fight cancer-at least in the test tube-though green tea holds a slight edge. In a recent study, both teas kept healthy cells from turning malignant after exposure to cancer-causing compounds. It would take about 4 cups of green tea a day to get the blood levels of EGCG that inhibited cancer in the study. Black tea also contains EGCG, but at much lower concentrations. Prevention, Aug 1999

Benefits of tea : Cholesterol

Tea can lower 'bad' cholesterol levels. Researchers at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, asked test subjects to eat low-fat, low-calorie prepared meals and drink five cups of caffeinated tea or caffeinated and non-caffeinated placebos that mimicked the look of tea. Levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol dropped 10 percent among the test subjects who drank tea.

Benefits of tea : Heart Disease

Drinking black tea may lower the risk of heart disease because it prevents blood from clumping and forming clots.

Benefits of tea : Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight? Reach for a cup of green tea instead of a diet beverage. Compared to the placebo and caffeine, green tea extract consumption produced a significant 4% increase in 24-hour energy expenditure. According to a new study, green tea appears to accelerate calorie burning - including fat calories.

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