Monday, January 23, 2012

Interesting Facts About Drinking Tea

It might amaze you to know the benefits in drinking a simple cup of tea. In addition to its wonderful aroma, tea can be soothing as a warm beverage or refreshing when cold. Either way you look at it, tea is not to be underestimated. It really is an important item to keep in your pantry and consumed with regularity. Its also a very good beverage to drink while Fasting.

All teas generally contain the same amount of flavonoids. Green and black tea come from the same plants, but green tea is dried for a shorter time and doesn't go through a fermenting process used for black tea. Herbal Tea has blends that can incorporate fruits, roots and flowers. As an important beverage for thousands of years and a big part of other cultures, it's clear drinking Tea is beneficial for your health.
  • Tea has antioxidants that protect your body from aging and the effects of pollution. 
  • Tea has less caffeine than coffee. 
  • Drinking tea may help keep your arteries smooth and clog-free reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Regular consumption of green and black tea leads to a significant reduction in the risk of heart disease related heart attacks. 
  • Tea is reported to protect your bones. 
  • Tea contains fluoride and tannins that may keep plaque at bay. 
  • Drinking Tea boosts your body's immune system to fight infection. 
  • Tea is known to fight cancer due to the polyphenols, antioxidants, found in tea-drinking. 
  • Tea helps keep you hydrated. 
  • Tea increases your metabolism.  
  • Tea eases irritability, headaches, nervous tension and insomnia. 
  • Tea can cause a temporary increase in short term memory for at least a few hours. 
  • Drinking tea helps keep your cholesterol under control.
  • Tea aids in digestion.
  • Tea helps inhibit intestinal inflammation.
  • Tea can reduce stomach cramps.
  • Tea may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Tea can prevent food poisoning.
  • Tea can lead to the inhibition of HIV.
  • Tea may help prevent diabetes.
  • Tea can lower blood sugar.
  • Tea can prevent iron damage. 
  • Tea can help with nasal decongestion.


  1. I didn't know tea increases metabolism and eases headaches? I'm a coffee addict but maybe I should try to drink tea more. Thanks for this info.

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    1. Hi Geca Franco! Its great to hear from you again. :) Yes, Green Tea is shown to increase your metabolism thereby burn calories. So over time you could loose weight if consumed regularly -according to American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nov 1999s. Rooibos is a Red Tea from Africa that is known to reduce inflammation and also have a calming effect. Pretty cool.

      I like coffee ice cream and the smell of brewing coffee even more. However, Dr. Youngs continual studies show that it is very high in acid. His findings also show acid to be at the root of all disease. so you will want to counteract the coffee you consume with a pH balancer such as Prime pH added to your water or even a green drink like SuperGreens, Cutting back on the number of cups you drink will also help you. :) Take care.


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