Why is tea a wonderful drink?
Nowadays, when we spend more time at home , drinking tea becomes one of the best moments of the day to re -establish and strengthen relationships with loved ones . Did you know that tea also has huge health benefits? Historically, tea began as a medicine and only later became a beverage . Modern research on the history of tea drinking in the world confirms that initially tea was consumed less for pleasure than for its medicinal properties . Now, more than ever, we need our health to be in the best shape possible .
How does tea affect health and immunity?
The most important ingredients naturally occurring in tea are catechins and polyphenols . These are two types of antioxidants that combine with and neutralize chemicals called oxidants that are produced by cells as they perform their normal functions. When levels of oxidants increase, they can cause damage to the body. Many studies on the detoxifying effects of tea show that people who drink two or more cups a day have a reduced risk of heart disease or stroke , lower cholesterol levels , and recover faster from a heart attack . Moreover, the collection of antioxidants contained in tea helps to strengthen the entire immune system , which in turn helps fight bacteria and viruses , such as colds and flu .
Does tea help burn fat?
It has been proven that polyphenols contained in black, oolong and green teas contribute to increasing calorie burning and reducing body fat . Interestingly, tea actually has a positive effect on adipose tissue , especially the so-called brown fat . This type of fat is more metabolically active and contains more mitochondria than white fat, which means brown fat can actually burn calories and improve metabolism . Green tea extract , a concentrated form of green tea available in powders and tablets, has also shown benefits related to increased metabolism and weight loss.
Why is tea a valuable ally in the fight against diabetes?
Tea may also reduce the risk of developing diabetes by helping to maintain blood glucose levels and control body weight . Many studies have shown that people who drank four or more cups of tea a day had an average 30% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some specific types of tea may further enhance these benefits . For example, research has shown that chamomile tea improves glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes thanks to its high antioxidant content . Improving glycemic control helps manage diabetes and reduces the risk of developing diabetes in the general population.
Does Ceylon tea reduce the risk of Alzheimer's?
Regular tea consumption may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases . Although the exact causes of Alzheimer's disease are still unclear and there is no cure, research confirms that drinking green and black tea improves cognitive outcomes in people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease . Additionally, it can improve memory and increase concentration time , preventing cognitive decline . The combination of caffeine and L-theanine contained in tea has been proven to improve reaction time , visual processing , memory and concentration . What's more, it even affects the organization of the brain , making information processing more effective .
There are many benefits to drinking tea , so it's no surprise that it is the most consumed beverage after water . At Basilur, our goal has always been to provide the highest quality Ceylon tea to all our customers, so that we can spread the benefits of this wonderful drink to every corner of the world.