Today, March 15, we celebrate Tea for Two Tuesday. It is the day for two people to enjoy a cup of tea together.
For centuries, tea has been used in alternative medicine to treat everything from cancer to constipation. Recent research supports these claims: Studies have shown that tea may protect against heart disease, Alzheimer’s and many types of cancer. You may think that if you’ve tried one tea, you’ve tried them all, but that’s not the case. There’s a wide range of flavors within every type of tea and host of different preventative health benefits.
Here’s a list of some of its amazing benefits of tea drinking:
Weight Loss. It increases the metabolism.
Diabetes. It helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating.
Heart Disease. It works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure.
Esophageal Cancer. It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
Cholesterol. It reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It can delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Tooth Decay. The chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions.
Blood Pressure. Regular consumption of is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Depression. It can provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer.
Skincare. It can apparently help with wrinkles and the signs of aging.