Tea is a very popular drink all over the world. It’s no coincidence, it’s delicious and has many health benefits, and here are some of them.
Free radicals can build up in the body and cause various diseases. This can be caused by harmful UV radiation, certain foods and drinks, alcohol and smoking. Tea, however, contains high levels of antioxidants which are very effective in neutralising these free radicals.
The antioxidants in tea can not only lower blood sugar levels but can also help to stabilise blood sugar levels. Not least, antioxidants help to process glucose in the blood.
Tea can provide powerful protection against many serious diseases that threaten nerve cells and brain cells. For example, research shows that the caffeine in tea can significantly reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Other studies have reported that regular tea consumption may even prevent the disease.
Cardiologists used to warn patients against drinking tea and coffee, but this theory – that caffeine is so dangerous to heart health – has now been overturned, as it has been shown that regular tea and coffee consumption prevents too much calcium from building up in the blood, blood vessels and heart muscle, and can reduce the risk of heart disease.
Some studies suggest that regular consumption of tea and coffee may even protect us from chronic liver diseases such as cirrhosis, or even protect us from liver tumours.
Coffee and tea also help to reduce inflammation in the body and help to regulate blood sugar levels. Not to mention the fact that black tea, for example, can lower blood pressure, which can significantly reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Tea also contains anti-cancer compounds that can protect against many types of cancer. These include breast cancer, prostate cancer and stomach cancer. This effect is due to the polyphenol antioxidants in tea.