Well, everyone, the gig is up, the cat’s out of the bag, we found Waldo!
It is no longer a secret, hasn’t been for a while, that tea is actually really healthy for you. Some may even go as far as saying that drinking tea is better for you then coffee, or dare I say it, hot chocolate. In one of my previous post, I talked about the benefits of drinking hot beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water with lemon), but I realized soon after writing it that I was far to vague when it came to the benefits of drinking tea.
Go into the majority of coffee shops, tea stores, grocery markets and I can almost guarantee that you will see more then ten types of tea. And get this, all of those teas have a slightly, or major, difference between them in the benefits they offer.
Seeing as that I don’t believe everyone has the time to read about the benefits of dozens of teas, and I don’t have the luxury of writing for that long, I thought that I would share with you guys the most popular.
- White Tea
Benefits: Weight Loss and Prevents Colon Cancer
White Tea a lot less processed then other teas, which allows the antioxidants in them to remain extra potent. It also contains ECGC, an antioxidant that prevents new fat cells from forming and prevents wrinkles.
- Green Tea
Benefits: Weight loss, Proper Growth, Prevents Dementia, Fights Cancer
Green Tea is seen as the Superman of the tea world, and with all of it’s benefits, that title is well deserved. Like many teas, it contains ECGC, which in green tea helps to increase the hormone of CCK, which then helps your body regulate the feeling of fullness. The ECGC also helps in preventing dementia and fighting cancer.
- Black Tea
Benefits: Prevents bad breath, prevents diabetes, helps dental hygiene
Black Tea is very potent, like most teas, in antioxidants. The main antioxidant is polyphenols, which prevents plague from sticking onto your teeth and gums. By prevent plague from casing the mouth, it allows a person to have fresher breath, and down the road, prevent diabetes.
- Ginger Tea
Benefits: Gets rid of headaches
Ginger Tea is different from most of the teas on the market because it is used as an anti-inflammatory agent. By being an anti-inflammatory agent, ginger tea is able to less the inflammation of the blood vessels arounf the head. Lessening the blood vessels, lessens the headache.
- Peppermint Tea
Not many people know this, but when you are sipping that cup of peppermint tea, you are actually healing your GI track. Healing your GI track allows “substance” to past through more easily.
Though these tea may be seen as the most popular, remember that there are dozen’s of teas out there just waiting to be tried. So next time you are in your local market, try switching out your beloved green tea for a licorice root or passion flower tea.