20 May Top 5 Healthy Teas
We all enjoy a cup of tea from time to time, if not daily. There are plenty of health benefits! Historically, tea was used as a medicine and became more and more famous. There are various sorts of tea available such as black tea, green tea, white tea or rooibos tea.
Green tea has lots of polyphenols, which are micronutrients with antioxidant properties. The catechin protects us against free radicals. As per studies, green tea may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and slow down the growth of tumor cells of some types of cancer.
Usually jasmine tea consists of green tea scented with the aroma of jasmine blossoms which means that antioxidant effects are given. On top jasmine has its own benefits: it is said that jasmine improves physical well-being and reduces the impact of stress. The methyl jasmonate which is found in the plant, induces the death of cervical cancer cells.
The rooibos plant is a legume native to South Africa in the region of Cederberg. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants in rooibos tea protect the liver from oxidative stress. Moreover, it can help to lower blood pressure and relax muscles. Rooibos tea is high in vitamin C and has been linked to bone health protection. An advantage of rooibos tea is that it does not contain caffeine so you can drink it before going to sleep.
One of the most consumed teas is chamomile tea. Chamomile is said to reduce stress because of its soothing and sedative properties. It is a good source of Magnesium and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is a perfect choice for a bedtime drink.
Lemon verbena tea
Studies have shown that the polyphenols in lemon verbena could decrease the formation of fatty acids. The tea might help to lower inflammatory markers’ levels in the blood of people with multiple sclerosis.
Anja Frauboese, Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing, Uniteam Global Business Services
Sources: medicalnewstoday, healthyfitnessrevolution, vitacost, health.com