POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF WHITE TEA

 

Tea is a plant beverage. When you add fresh or dried tea leaves in a cup of hot water, some of the compounds in the leaves are steeped in to the fluid. These combination of water and tea compounds give you a “cup of tea”. Some of the compounds are carried in the air which give you the “tea aroma”. Combine all these and you will have a “tea experience”. Tea beverage hydrates you, quenches your thirst, relaxes your nerves, makes your mind alert, entertains you, challenges your senses. But most importantly, a good tea with proven high polyphenolic content repairs your damaged DNA. The Chinese values the tea drink for its pleasant taste and medicinal effects. Thousands of studies confirm that tea has potential health benefits to humans. All these health claims are attributed to the polyphenols in the tea leaves which have the highest amount in the buds and leaves and get less as you move down the plant. Polyphenols decrease during processing. Tea leaves go through different kinds of processing steps in order to enhance the taste of the leaves as well as make them shelf-stable.

White tea has an advantage in maintaining the most amount of polyphenols s since it is the least processed among all true tea types. Here are some of the benefits of white tea as proven by science:

  • Rich in antioxidants

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease

  • Could aid in losing weight

  • Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory

  • May fight cancer - anti-cancer

  • Anti-diabetic

  • Anti-osteoporosis

  • Anti- pre-mature aging

  • Anti Alzheimer/anti-Parkinson’s Disease (Neuro-degenerative)

  • Enhances skin quality

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References:

MANAGING METABOLIC DISEASES

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/white-tea-benefits

WEIGHT LOSS:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/250854-the-benefits-of-white-tea-versus-green-tea/

ANTI-AGING:

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/news/archive/2009/august/10-White-tea-could-keep-you-healthy-and-young-looking/

ANTI-CANCER

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/antimutagenic-activity-of-green-versus-white-tea/#

 
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