We all have a go-to drink that we carry with us and sip throughout the day. For some people, that means drinking a few cups of coffee, and some people choose healthier options to avoid the jitters that come with coffee. Specific types of teas are proven to provide therapeutic benefits, for example, we all know that sipping lavender tea can help calm the mind and contribute to restful sleep. Many other types of teas offer special benefits to body and mind.Read also – Suffering from hypertension and heart disease? Immediately include black tea in your diet
Anubha Jhawar, Sommelier and tea blender, the founder of CelesTe shares the health benefits of different types of teas. Let’s take a look at some highly recommended teas. You can try adapting one or more to your lifestyle. Also Read – Tea to the Rescue: Kolkata Police Offer ‘Garam Chai’ to Tired Drivers to Prevent Accidents at Night
White tea is known for its moisturizing and therapeutic properties that help prevent loss of bone density and promote healthy skin. Drinking white tea can give you the much-needed boost of antioxidants that help repair skin damage and lower cholesterol. Regular consumption of white tea is also thought to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer because it boosts immunity. Besides facilitating a smooth digestion process, drinking white tea can help reduce stress and calm the worries within you. Read also – Can green tea help reduce weight? Here’s what the expert says
A tea that improves brain function and prevents tooth decay, Oolong tea is essential for people who complain of cardiovascular or arthritis-related diseases. It boosts immunity and keeps blood sugar under control, thus helping to prevent diabetes. Sipping a cup of freshly brewed Oolong tea is believed to prevent carcinogens or the growth of cancer. It will definitely help you manage your weight by improving your metabolism.
The most popular among crowds is green tea. Anyone aiming to shed a few extra pounds swears by green tea. Although it’s already been shown to help manage weight and possibly reduce height, green tea has hidden benefits that often go unnoticed. Sipping a few cups of green tea a day helps stimulate the nervous system and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. It contains many antioxidants that help improve immunity and prevent certain types of cancer. Green tea also lowers sugar levels for type 2 diabetes. Regular consumption of green tea, in regulated amounts, boosts the anti-inflammatory properties of green tea and helps slow the aging process.
There are two types of tea drinkers, one who prefers their cup of tea to be rich and creamy, and the other who prefers a freshly brewed cup of tea without milk and/or sweetener. Drinking black tea helps improve heart health because it lowers LDL (bad cholesterol).
In addition, it reduces the risk of diabetes and helps people with hypertension by lowering their blood pressure (BP). It is rich in antioxidants which, in turn, boost immunity and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Additionally, people who prefer to drink plain black tea agree that it helps improve focus.
Now that you have a clear understanding of the different types of teas and their benefits, you should start consuming one or more after consulting your nutritionist for a healthier lifestyle.