Are You Drinking the Healthiest Tea?

Are You Drinking the Healthiest Tea?

 

One of the oldest and widely consumed drinks in the world is the tea that comes in many different types and forms and is usually available more often than any other drinks whether the season or weather is warm or cold.

Asides from its mesmerizing aroma and taste, tea is also known to be one of the safest drinks that come with a lot of health benefits when prepared in the proper manner.

In fact, people with certain health conditions are also advised to have at least one cup of a particular type of tea per day or every other day as it can help them managed their diseases. Examples include Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and digestive disorders.

The most popular and preferred teas around the world include white, black, and green tea. So far, the top three countries with the highest consumption of the tea are Turkey, Ireland, and of course the country famous for its addiction with tea – the United Kingdom.

Even though most of the types of teas have enough scientific backing to prove that they are beneficial to health in their own unique ways, people still often ask which one of them is the healthiest of all with the highest number of benefits.

So, which tea is the best out of all the types?

According to a study conducted by the Kingston University in 2009, the tea with the most benefits which also had anti-inflammatory, anti-elastase, and anti-collagenase properties along with high levels of antioxidants was the white tea.

The common misconception linked to white tea is that it is not as healthy as other teas. You might hear a lot of people telling about their consumption of green tea and you might hear many fitness bloggers talking about green tea but you rarely get to hear about white tea.

In the Western diets, green tea happens to be consumed more frequently than white tea which is not a bad thing at all as the green tea also has a great many benefits but it is mostly due to the fact many assume white tea is not as healthy.

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The recent studies on white tea have shown that its rich properties can potentially lower the risk of developing a number of types of cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, slow the enzymatic breakdown of collagen and elastin or signs of aging, and the risk of heart diseases.

White is more commonly consumed in South Asia than any other region of the world. In fact, white tea also originally originated from China from the Camellia Sinensis plant where they are grown differently the teas popular in the Western world.

The leaves and the buds of the plant wither in the sun during the plant growth and the typically harvested prematurely which is followed by the immediate procession to avoid any chances of oxidation.

This way of preparing tea is said to preserve the aroma and the unique flavor of the white tea. The plant of the white tea is also rich in polyphenols which is a phytonutrient that gives the tea its many health benefits.

Additionally, white tea is also seen to contain a substance known as Catechins which is a group of antioxidants you might see in the many medicines as it repairs vein tissues, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and is generally good for cardiovascular health.

White tea was also given to animals in the past centuries to help keep the infections away. The study conducted by Pace University in 1984 explained this by showing that white tea can reduce the growth of many types of bacteria, virus, and fungus.

Have you ever noticed people who drink white tea regularly also seem to look great?

This is because not only is the tea good for the internal health of the body but it also helps in giving you better and healthier skin, hair, teeth, and make you physically stronger it gives you a greater bone density.

So, in case you are wondering how to stay away from degenerative disorders like diabetes, arthritis and deadly conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and cancer, the answer is having a cup of white tea a day.

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As a graduate of Public Health and Policy, Andrea developed an interest in disease development, food and safety and the latest advancements in health. She is a Freelance writer who had affiliations with multiple blogs. Andrea is now pursuing her post-doctorate in Behavioral Sciences.

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