Saturday, September 19, 2009

Discover the Health Benefits from Drinking Tea

Year after year the newspapers and health magazines report another health benefit of drinking tea. Tea drinking is an old custom. The consumption of tea has a vibrant and rich history that is over 5,000 years old.

The newest revelation concerning the health benefits of tea is that tea drinkers are more likely to survive a heart attack. There are other studies that support the premise that tea may have preventive and curative benefits to the human body.

Some Chinese historians claim that the elaborate and beautiful Japanese Tea Ceremony is a celebration originated from the Chinese around 800 AD. The monks transferred the custom from China to Japan. The monks brought tea with them. The drink was being used in China as a medicinal beverage.

The Chinese stress the benefits of drinking tea. Drinking tea is an age old custom for the Chinese who consider tea a medicine with a miracle power to prolong life.

The recent research confirms that tea can in fact prolong life. Scientists from Boston interviewed 1,900 people after their heart attacks, asking them to recall their consumption of caffeinated tea during the year before the attack.

"The more tea people drank, the lower the death rate," says lead author Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Moderate tea consumption, defined in the study as two cups a week, was associated with a 28 percent lower death rate when compared to the death rate of non-drinkers.

The summary of benefits for tea that have been noted:
  • Enhance Health
  • Restrict Blood Cholesterol
  • Control High Blood Pressure
  • Lower Blood Sugar
  • Suppress Aging
  • Refresh The Body
  • Deter Food Poisoning
  • Prevent And Treat Skin Disease
  • Stop Cavities
  • Fight Viruses
The different types of tea which are available on the market boggle the senses. Specialty Teas range from Ceylon Single Estate Black Tea, to Green Teas, Herbal Teas, Ayurvedic Teas and Fruit Teas and more. The health benefits plus the delicious aroma of tea is being discovered and enjoyed by people all over the world.

It does not seem to matter what type of tea you drink to enjoy the benefits. Tea contains flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants. These flavonoids improve the ability of the blood vessel to relax.

Flavonoids also prevent the so-called bad cholesterol, or "LDL," from oxidizing, which experts believe may promote hardening of the arteries. These flavonoids available in tea may also keep blood from clotting.

The world has discovers more and more benefits for this special drink from mother earth. Tea was a major import to the colonies. Specialty teas are also sometimes imported. At one time in history Tea was so prized that only people of high rank or high esteem could afford to buy tea or drink it.

Today, anyone can enjoy the wonderful power of teas. The aroma and flavor can be as select from the exotic specialty teas to the common Lipton tea.

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