Tea for a healthy mind and body

Feeling tired? worn out? Place a teabag in a cup of hot water, remove after a few minutes, and you’re done. On your hand is a hot, steaming cup of tea to rejuvenate and refresh you. A dumb thought it may seem,but one worth noting. Tea is more preferred as is it easy to make than a coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea (unless you’re a fan of Morning Thunder, which combines caffeine with mate, a herb that acts like caffeine in our body). So, there it goes, you have to approve of the fact that tea is an easy make-lucky mate to warm you any time than coffee which stains your hands, troubles your thirst as well as your mood.Bag, break, caddy, cake,  cart, ceremony,  chest, cloth, cosy,  dance, light, party, pot,  shop,  spoon, time, towel,  tree and  trolley. Well, well, well don’t panic yourselves with the lexicons tea plays with. It has its roots spreaded all through the spheres and aspects of life starting from your guest room to the U.N. General Assembly sessions. So, considering the vogue of todays topic lets have a small tea talk on the healthy benefits of tea.

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“A cup of tea would restore my normality.”- Doughlas Adam
As said and seen, tea marks most of the social events from an informal get- together to a formal political meeting in the society. It is a part and parcel of every other social occassion taking place in and around people and hence serves as the best social drink as well as a link. Indeed, a recent Google search using the words Tea and Health produced 4,160,000 hits, more than for Carrots and Health (3,910,000) and Spinach and Health (3,720,000). For over 5000 years, almost every culture on the planet has enjoyed “tea time.” Tea, black, green, or the intermediate oolong blend, is mankind’s most popular, most healthy, most calming, most reviving beverage. A cup of tea is the symbol of hospitality in the British Empire, China, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Perhaps one reason for its popularity lies in the fact that tea is so inexpensive.Whatsoever, it has unanimously won the hearts of both the commoners and elites as well

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“Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.”
― Frances Hardinge
The drink that changed the world.Legend has it that tea was invented – or discovered – by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BC when some leaves blew into a pot of boiling water that his servant was preparing. It did travel all the way from there to our kitchen today.It has a story to tell, a legend to remind and an insight to give;Of an old circumstance which landmarked a healthy change and witnessed it.Thus one must always adhere to tea as a token of respect. Drinking tea must get you reminded of the past, to oust the histories and culture to the self conscience.It should be a fervent act indeed.Tea offers a much broader universe of choices.Walk the supermarket aisles: In most stores, the tea offerings stretch much longer than those for coffee; and that’s not out of respect but rather of experience.”When I first started selling teas in the early 1980s, we offered Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Chamomile … a total of 12 varieties,Now we must have 300 varieties, including Dragon Pearl Jasmine.” says Adagio Tea co-founder Michael Cramer. Thus it gives the taker a wide range of flavours and colours along with significance and makes it more interesting than a cup of same old coffee. One could just simply choose from your store room whether to drink a black tea, green tea,oolong tea,white tea,and so on. One could keep switching from monday to friday with herbal or fruit infusions in it or rooibos and honeybush or even decide on a tea tonic. So, who would dare to miss a chance,huh? So, now you could drink a cup for better health.

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Tea is a token to both mental and physical health. Firstly, tea is an effective agent in the prevention and treatment of neurological diseases like the Alzeimers,Parkinson’s etc. A cup of tea may boost your memory by helping neurotransmitters like dopamine to remain intact.Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength.This works wonders among women because studies have shown that elderly women who drank tea had higher bone density in their hips and less bone loss than women who didn’t drink tea. Tea accounts for good heart health and bolsters ones immune defenses. Apart from a mug of coloured liquid, tea has its depth rooted in multiple genres than one can imagine. It still remain a veiled wonder.

Thanks to the polyphenols (the antioxidants found in tea), sipping on a cup may have cancer-fighting effects.Regular tea drinking might also counteract some of the negative effects of smoking and might even lessen the risk of lung cancer.One study from Italy found drinking three cups of green tea daily prevented prostate cancer in men who had precancerous cells indicating the presence of the disease. The antioxidants inhibit tumor growth and activation of detoxification enzymes helps protect against tumor develpoment.So, dont even dream of negotiating – tea is a magical drink.

It can be your dentist as well!So add unsweetened tea drinking to your daily dental routine of brushing and flossing for healthier teeth and gums. No, no,.. it is not meant to tease you nor a prank is on dias. I am serious with your smile!.Tea contains a small amount of natural flouride,a chemical that can help prevent tooth decay. when it mixes with saliva, bacteria fails to produce the acid-by products and promote cavity. Additionally, tannins keeps the plague at bay. So, bid adieu to your dental cavities and problems because here is the cure- drink tea;smile bright.

Regular tea can keep you awake and help digest your food faster.However you drink it, tea is a great beverage to study with, keeping you alert, but not jumpy, and providing great flavor and hydration.It is an energy companion for students during their studies and for long hour workers. Drinking tea helps you stay hydrated and thus helps in more blood circulation in the brain. Hence assured is a fresh- new feeling. Scientists now agree the ‘eight glasses of water a day’ rule is misleading and drinks such as tea and coffee can hydrate the body just along with water.

Green tea has been shown to actually increase metabolic rate so that you can burn 70 to 80 additional calories by drinking just five cups of it per day.Scientists speculate that regular tea drinking lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome (which increases the risk of diabetes, artery disease and stroke). Moreover,researchers think the natural chemicals contained in white tea might provide many benefits to the immune system and overall health. Thus, a cup of tea is a measure to regular heart beat and body mechanisms . In this way tea can help prevent formation of dangerous blood clots which are often the cause of strokes and heart attacks.

Stop burning your bucks in the aerobics center,start drinking tea and burn your fat! Surprised right,but true- if you’re looking for a satisfying, calorie-free beverage, tea is a top choice. It was discovered that catechins(antioxidants) found in green tea extract increases the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that, when compared to a control group, participants who consumed green tea and maintained an exercise program had greater reductions in their total abdominal fat area.And guess what, it can act as your home beautician too.. the antioxidants can help slow down the aging process, and help cells regenerate and repair.So, people, where is the sugar and glass?

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