Since we have hectic lives and do not have time to prepare meals full of nutrition from scratch, consuming beverages that boost your health is the trend today. To satisfy our growing demand and need for healthy foods, various kinds of health drinks, tonics and juices have made their way to foods shop shelves, enticing people to test them out. But, we can get a health tonic on our shelves-tea.
Organic teas, due to their naturally occurring catechins, antioxidants and additional nutrients provide countless health benefits to people of all ages. Consuming tea frequently provides other health benefits which range from weight control to anti-aging. Below are some of the well-known organic teas and the benefits they provide to our health.
Black tea leaves are derived from the shrub species known as Camellia Sinensis and are then heat-treated, oxidized and fermented. The unique flavor and color of black tea is as result of these processes. Black tea reduces the formation of plaque and prevents the growth of bacteria which could cause tooth decays and cavities. The polyphenols in black tea inhibit the growth of bacteria enzymes and reduce the cavity-causing bacteria. The photo-chemical contained in Black Tea promote stronger bones and stop arthritis.
While Green Tea also has its origin Camellia Sinensis, it does not undergo the fermentation process; hence, it has a higher concentration of antioxidants and polyphenols. Green tea increases the body’s metabolism mainly due to the presence of polyphenols which work to increase fat oxidation levels in the body. In addition, it prevents the insulin from spiking thus controlling the glucose levels and eventually controlling diabetes. Additionally, Green Tea is famed for controlling Esophageal Cancer and depression because of the Amino Acid Theanine which generates tranquility and relaxation.
White tea is the least manufactured of the three organic teas. It has the maximum concentration of antioxidants that improve one’s well-being making it an antioxidant powerhouse. It helps in fighting harmful inflammation, protects the body from free radicals, improves the quality of your cardiovascular health and lowers the risk of chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes and encourages a healthy immune system. White tea is also famed for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Oolong tea is semi-oxidized and slightly fermented thus its unique taste falls between Black and Green teas, mainly known for its ability to activate the lipase enzyme whose work is to dissolve body fat and assist in weight loss, the Oolong tea also increases mental alertness, helps in digestion and in stabilizing the levels of blood sugar, preventing tooth decay, promoting healthy hair and skin, strengthening the immune system and the bones.
Chamomile tea is well-known for its sedative qualities which makes it the go-to beverage when one is fighting insomnia.