Sunday, 14 August 2011

Tea for Thought :Benefits of Tea

Culture of drinking is prevalent in many parts of the world. People often wonder where the origin of tea drinking culture is first derived. Many presumed it was originated from China , and this presumption may be true after all.
Tea, was first known as a beverage in China in 2737 BC. An emperor of China, Emperor Shen Nung even wrote a book about tea as being efficacious as a medicine. The ancient Chinese people believed that tea drinking can restore body health and vitality,and indeed this fact has been evidenced by the many benefits of tea which has been discovered by experts.

China is where the journey of tea began,when trade routes opened,many Chinese traders brought and introduced tea to the world community. Eventually, tea finally arrived in the UK where Queen Elizabeth is known to get into the culture of drinking tea in the afternoons. British society began to imitate the habits of their queen having afternoon tea, and so the culture of 'tea time' is established and made famous till this very day.

But did you know that there are many different kinds of tea with an assortment of properties?

            Benefits of Green Tea

This tea is known to have a lot of health benefits. The nutritional value of green tea is tremendous, firstly green tea helps boost the immune system, thus keeping as in excellent condition to fight off diseases. Drinking it regularly,the minerals contained in the tea will help develop a natural immunity in the body so the body is not easily attacked by diseases. In fact, recent research shows that green tea can help prevent the development of tumor cells from growing.

Another raved benefit of green tea is its capacity to help maintain healthy skin, Many cosmetics company are now incorporating green tea into their beauty products. Green tea has a mineral content that makes skin stay fresh and moisturised. In addition, green tea can also be used as a calorie burner. By consuming green tea regularly, it can help you lose weight.

                                              Black Tea Benefits 
Black tea is less well known than green tea or other tea types. The major difference of black tea than the other types of tea is the way it is processed. After picking, black tea is oxidized to enhance the nutritive value of the leaves.
One of the benefits of black tea is to prevent free radicals from entering the body, this is so because of its antioxidants properties.. Antioxidants also can help to prevent heart attacks and stroke because it can expedite the flow of blood vessels to the heart.
                                            Rosella Tea Benefits
Another popular tea that is consumed by many is the Rosella tea. The aroma of this tea is much more fragrant than green tea or black tea.There are many benefits of the Rosella tea , among others, this tea helps to lower cholesterol , hypertension , gout and osteoporosis. The uniqueness of this Rose tea is that it is able to facilitate defecation so it it definitely helpful for constipation and beneficial to keep our
bowels healthy.


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