Health Benefits of Tea
It is increasingly well know that tea is often good for you. Below we will discuss some of the main areas green tea camellia sinensis tea may benefit.
Remember to achieve good results with tea only purchase high quality, well stored whole leaves. Poorer quality tea is often lower in anti-oxidants and may not achieve the results you want.
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The antioxidants in green tea are called catechins. They can actively scavenge and remove free radicals that can damage DNA, contribute to cancer and blood clots.
Both green tea and white tea are not fermented unlike black tea so are in fact much stronger at this than your average English cup of tea.
Green tea and cancer
Laboratory test have shown that green tea regulates growth and kills cancer cells.
Studies on people have shown that green tea may reduce the risk of breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.
Green tea and your heart
Studies have shown that drinking green tea may reduce the severity of coronary heart disease and reduce the clogging of the heart’s blood vessels.
Oolong tea and weight loss
Oolong tea was traditionally used for weight loss in China. A recent study has confirmed that oolong tea may in fact increase weight loss for those trying to achieve this.