Whether you prefer black, green or white, tea is a drink that is good for your body and mind. The proof by twelve.
1- Tea preserves our sight
A recent British study showed that people who regularly drink tea rich in theine (or caffeine) were 74% less likely to develop glaucoma, an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and therefore significantly reduces the field of vision. .
2- Black tea lowers blood pressure
A study from 2013 showed that drinking three cups of black tea a day can lower our blood pressure. The researchers asked one group to drink black tea for six months and another group to drink a similar caffeine drink for six months. They concluded that black tea was the most effective drink for lowering blood pressure.
3- Green tea has anti-cancer properties
Scientists have discovered in green tea a catechin (a cell with antioxidant properties) called EGCG that would be, according to various studies, linked to a reduction in cancer rates. Consumed regularly, green tea would help reduce the risk of developing cancer of the colon, bladder, esophagus, pancreas, rectum or stomach.
4- White tea is good for our teeth
Very rich in fluoride, white tea is a precious ally of our oral health. Indeed, it reduces plaque buildup and the risk of dental caries.
5- Green tea protects against the risk of cerebrovascular accidents
The antioxidant substances found in green tea improve blood circulation by lowering the levels of fibrinogen, a substance that can cause clots, in our body. Drinking three cups of black tea a day thus decreases the risk of infarction by 11%.
6- Tea, a natural anti-de-stressing
A 2010 study from UCL (University College London) found that those who drank a cup of black tea a day were less likely to experience stress peaks.
7- Rooibos tea boosts male fertility
Regularly consumed, rooibos can have a subtle impact on male fertility by making sperm more concentrated in spermatozoa.
8- Green tea helps preserve the youth of our skin
Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, green tea helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging skin by stimulating the production of elastin and collagen.
9- Black and green teas reduce the risk of diabetes
Researchers at the University of Framingham, United States, have published a study showing that drinking black tea and green tea helped prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by slowing the post-meal glucose spikes. By slowing this increase in blood sugar, tea also prevents high insulin production, which results in fat storage.
10- Black tea protects our bones
Flavonoids in black tea help slow the progression of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones by reducing their resistance.
11- Drinking green tea helps fight colds
Green tea has always been considered a powerful immunostimulator. Indeed, several studies have shown that signs become less intense when green tea is absorbed. In question ? The presence in green tea of catechin, this antioxidant cell, which proves to be a powerful antiviral and antibacterial agent. Drinking green tea helps to treat many diseases, from flu to cancer.