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CAIRO – 10 January 2018: We all know that Egyptians love their cup of tea—no matter what time it is, it’s always a good time for tea. This makes us think about what kind of health benefits tea has. As a result of our curiosity, we reached out to Ahmad Tea and asked them to lay out the truth about how different types of tea affect our body inside and out. Here are 11 reasons to why you should drink more tea:
1. Tea keeps your body hydrated
Tea is 99% water and is considered a means of hydration. Drinking on average three to four cups of tea a day positively contributes to daily fluid requirements, helping to promote health and well-being.
2. Tea helps to refresh body and mind
The consumption of tea, both green and black, has been associated with refreshment, relaxation and feelings of satisfaction.
3. Drinking tea increases metabolism
This, in turn, may aid weight loss. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation, as well as the rate by which the body turns food into calories.
4. Green tea helps regulate glucose levels
This slows the rise of blood sugar after eating and can prevent high insulin spikes.
5. Protects against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart disease
Scientists have found that Green Tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes to blood pressure levels. Regular green tea consumption is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
6. Green Tea helps lower cholesterol
It lowers the levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and raises the levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.
7. Helps to protect brain cells
Tea is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Studies show that green tea helped protect brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.
8. Oral Health
Studies suggest that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can help destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental cavities and other dental conditions.
Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. This substance is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect, serving as a potential great benefit to tea drinkers.
10. Antibacterial and antiviral
Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents, which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies, green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
Green tea can also slow the appearance of signs of aging, which is due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have demonstrated that green tea, applied topically, can reduce sun damage.