Health Benefits of Tea
A Little About the Health Benefits of Tea...
Tea has been the most popular drink in the world for many centuries. The Chinese started drinking tea in the 600s A.D. primarily for its health benefits. After that, tea slowly spread to Japan, India, and Europe.
Today, when I meet my customers, I hear concerns about their health. Some people would like to find an alternative to coffee or soft drinks. They realize that food plays an important role in how they feel. So I am always delighted to introduce them to tea- the best drink created by nature.
Tea has lots of great benefits for human health. The chemistry of tea is complex. Tea leaves contain thousands of antioxidants that have been shown to prevent free radicals from damaging DNA. When uncontrolled free radicals react in the body, they can have far-reaching, damaging effects on health and lead to cancer growth, heart disease, and other degenerative diseases.
Antioxidants found in tea have proven to be powerful: several studies have shown them to fight viruses, slow aging, reduce the risk of heart disease, and even prevent cancer.
Another factor that makes tea unique is its ability to balance the stimulating effect of caffeine with a relaxing and calming effect on the brain. Infused tea contains less caffeine than coffee. However, due to an amino acid called L- theanine, tea’s caffeine absorbs into the body much more slowly, resulting in a period of alertness without spikes or jitters.
It is important to understand that tea has the best health benefits if it’s produced without pesticides. Pesticides have been shown to have numerous harmful effects on our health. So we should try to avoid them.
Also, I would like to mention that sweet bottled tea cannot substitute for loose-leaf tea. Unfortunately, the enormous amount of sugar in bottled tea, combined with a long processing time, reduces the tea’s health benefits.
What is the Right Tea for Me?
So you might be asking, How can I find the right tea?
First, try to buy organic or pesticide-free tea. Chemicals from pesticides have been shown to cause neurological damage, can harm the reproductive system, and can lead to cancer.
Next, learn how to brew your tea properly. It’s actually easier than some people might think. All you need is a high-quality, pesticide-free tea and a tea pot to boil water.
Steep 1 tea pyramid in 8 ounces of boiling water for 3-5 minutes or the time recommended on the package.
Then add your favorite sweetener or lemon or mint, and enjoy.
At Humming Cup, you can purchase loose-leaf tea packaged in tea pyramids or tea sachets. Tea pyramids are a very convenient way to brew your tea without using infusers.
It’s not a coincidence that our tea was noticed by Martin’s Pharmacy. Martin’s Pharmacy selects only the highest quality, natural products and provides our community with superior-grade nutritional supplements and customized compounded medications.
At Martin’s Pharmacy you can purchase a wide selection of our teas: Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Jasmine Dragon, Strawberry Green and Wild Blueberry Black Tea. All of our teas are produced without harmful pesticides, are packed with antioxidants, and taste amazing.
So whether you are on the path toward good health or just want to have a relaxing, enjoyable moment, get your favorite cup now and brew some tea.
Author: Jazeera Aitzhanova
Founder, Humming Cup Premium Organic Tea