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The Health Benefits of Tea
The health benefits of tea-drinking have been known to the Chinese, Japanese, and the others in the East since ancient times. It was used to promote good health as a medicine long before it became a healthy beverage. Here are some of the health benefits of tea drinking.
1. Increase metabolic rate and help weight loss
Drink green tea can help weight loss because it raises metabolic rates. By drinking green tea it improves insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance and speeds up fat oxidation. Green tea contains catechin polyphenols that raise thermogenesis (the process of heat production in your body), and thus burn extra calories.
2. Boost mental alertness
In ancient China, the Buddhist monks used tea to keep them calm and focused during their long hours of meditation. Tea plants contain the amino acid L-theanine. It actively alters the attention networks of the brain and results in a calmer, yet more alert, state of mind.
3. Boost immune system and help fighting infection
There are clinical testing reports showing that the production of anti-bacterial proteins was higher in the tea-drinkers, which indicates a stronger immune system response. This means tea drinking may help the body to fight infection by boosting the immune system.
4. Lower stress hormone levels
Most of us have been repeatedly calmed and conferred by our grandma or mom over a nice hot cup of tea. Tea is well known for lowering stress hormone levels. Tea contains the L-theanine that may promote relaxation and calm by influencing particular chemicals in the brain. Black tea is particularly good for this effect.
5. Effect associated with caffeine consumption
A cup of green tea contains between 15 and 50 mg of caffeine. So it has all of the benefits that are associated with caffeine consumption. The benefits of caffeine consumption include reducing the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, increasing short term memory and helping weight loss.
6. Antibiotic effects
Green tea has been shown to possess antibiotic properties due to its role in disrupting a specific stage of the bacterial DNA replication process. It can be applied externally in form of paste to reduce inflammatory pains.
7. Nutritional values
In addition to valuable antioxidant properties, tea contains many vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are beneficial to human body.
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