The Benefits of Drinking Tea

Posted on Sep 30 2014 - 10:35pm by Lanie

Tea is usually associated with English afternoon snacks or Chinese meal partners, but did you know that tea packs a punch and is loaded with numerous health benefits? Aside from it being loaded with polyphenols, an antioxidant, and phytochemicals, it is also filled with other benefits that make you want to drink every day.

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Tea boosts exercise endurance. The antioxidant, catechin, is found in green tea extract and increases the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which also contributes to muscle endurance.

Tea hydrates. Contrary to popular belief, tea is a good way to hydrate your body. Not only does it help replenish your body fluids, but it also contains antioxidants that help fuel your other body functions.

Tea helps fight free radicals. Tea is known to be high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity or ORAC, which destroys free radicals that damage the DNA. Fighting off free radicals is needed, especially since radicals have been linked to cancer, heart disease, and neurological degeneration.

Tea helps your battle with the bulge. Those who wish to drop a few pounds may want to load up on their tea. In a few studies, scientists have speculated that regular tea drinking lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome, which is the slowing down of the metabolism that leads to obesity.

People enjoy taking their tea in different ways, but because of the constant hot weather and everyone’s tight schedule, most people want their tea cold and easy to bring anywhere, anytime. This is why many love Nestea in a bottle. Its three flavors Lemon, Lemon Ice, and Apple will surely delight anyone’s taste buds while enjoying the benefits of tea.

References:
[1] http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/04/13-reasons-to-love-tea/
[2] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5281046.stm
[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004546/

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