A General Overview of Tea for Health
It is no wonder that Japan, a country with the highest life expectancy has a population that consumes tea on a regular basis. In fact, a pot of TEA is usually served during meals since tea-drinking is considered an integral part of Japanese lifestyle. It is no accident that they enjoy long lives and that many of them have beautiful flawless skin. After all, people say that “you are what you eat” and this is proven to be true since the Japanese consume large quantities of GREEN TEA which is known to have lots of antioxidants and nutrients that are essential in maintaining good health.
TEA FOR WELL-BEING
Tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. It is soothing, relaxing, and aromatic. A cup of tea is a perfect stress reliever whenever we are tired, stressed out, or simply needing something to calm down our nerves. Both Science and History can attest to the wonderful benefits one can get if it is consumed regularly. Its ability to LOWER STRESS LEVELS is not just placebo effect and that drinking CERTAIN KINDS OF TEA can even lead to better sleep.
Tea, being used as medicine, is not a new concept. In fact, the ANCIENT CHINESE drank it as a tonic that they believed could treat everything. Legend says that it was discovered by Emperor Shen Nung in about 2737 BC when some camellia shrub leaves blew into his cup while he was boiling water in his garden. The emperor who was a herbalist took a sip from it and realized that it tasted good. Shen Nung who was also the Father of Chinese Medicine was the first to acknowledge its medicinal properties. Since then, tea has become an important part of traditional Chinese medicine and eastern Asian culture.
Regardless how we view teas in our modern times, no one can deny the health benefits that they provide. Backed up by Chinese medicine and Western Science, this healthy drink can improve and maintain the overall health of people who consume them. Below are the top 4 reasons why it is highly recommended to drink tea.
1. Teas can help improve mental health conditions
There are studies that link the role of free radicals (these are the unstable molecules that can damage cells) in the progression of several mental disorders. Whilst, the production of free radicals is a normal process since these are the by-product of the body as it uses oxygen, oxidative stress is not. Oxidative stress occurs when the amount of free radicals exceed our body’s capability to handle it. This can contribute greatly to mental health problems, because around 25% PERCENT OF OUR OXYGEN CONSUMPTION happens inside our brain.
Teas are loaded with much needed antioxidants and other powerful components that can protect our organs, especially our brain from damage. They are good sources of L-THEANINE, an amino acid that can help improve brain health and help reduce SYMPTOMS OF STRESS.
2. Teas can boost the immune system
The quality of our life relies on the state of our immune system. For the most part, the immune system is what keeps us healthy. It protects us from illnesses, infections, pathogens, and substances that are harmful to our body systems. One can die from a simple infection if the immune system is down. A weak immune system can make our body a target of diseases and illnesses that can wreak havoc to our physical health.
Daily intake of tea can boost the immune system as it contains ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS that prime it to attack the invading pathogens and lower the risks of getting sick. Thus, a few cups of tea a day can literally help keep the doctor away.
3. Teas can help trigger weight loss
Losing weight is a big problem in many modern societies. In Australia, almost two in three adults are considered obese. That’s more than half of the population. With healthy diet and exercise, drinking tea can help trigger weight loss. Replacing sodas, sugary drinks, and synthetic fruit juices with organic teas can do wonders to one’s health and physique as they are safer and healthier compared to other weight-loss products in the market.
4. It can help slow the aging process
Many of us invest in skin-care products to delay the signs of aging, but the fight against aging is more than skin-deep. AGING is a process that begins at birth. Our organs develop, our skin matures, and the way we look continuously changes as years pass us by. It is a natural process that continuously takes place until we reach our golden years. Normally, people can easily cope with all of these when they are in their 20s or early 30s, but things change once they hit their 40s. During this time, the signs of aging are more visible.
Delaying the signs of aging involves being mindful about what we consume and eat. Toxic lifestyle and unhealthy choices of food can cause us to age prematurely. Moisturizing the skin is not enough. Exercising is not enough either. We have to increase our intake of foods that are rich in antioxidants that can help repair cell damage. EGCG, a kind of strong antioxidant is known to actively participate in the fight against the aging process. It helps fight wrinkles and encourages the regeneration of dying cells. What makes it more exciting is that it can be found in green teas and white teas.
Wellness in a Cup
Our society has become more fast-paced than ever before. Thus, it is easy to forget our health as we focus on goals that we intend to achieve. Rarely do we realize that we will be able to achieve more, connect with others, reach our goals, and be more productive if we are healthy.
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- Toby Gospodarczyk