Teas have rendered enormous health benefits to the human population for ages. Coming in a diversity of variants, tea is recognised as a rejuvenating beverage across the globe. Ahead of the long list of varieties, black, green, and white teas are the most popular. While green and black teas have well-known benefits, white tea has relatively less evidence. The following article throws light on some interesting health advantages of drinking white tea.
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5 Amazing Health Benefits of White Tea
White tea is prepared from the natively cultivated shrubs of Camellia sinensis in the Asian continent. The plant has a global cultivation prospect, but white tea, in its true form, comes from the Fujian province of China. Here’s how you can improve your health with white tea:
1. White Tea is Anti-Oxidizing
Antioxidants protect your physiological system against the harmful effects of oxidative stress. Such stress generates free radicals in your body, which contribute to early signs of aging. Other negative impacts include diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Drinking a prescribed dose of white tea can keep these health issues at bay.
The beverage contains Polyphenols, specifically catechins, that are responsible for curbing the impact of oxidative stress. Research shows that white tea excels in a host of tea variants in this regard. This is also one of the most prominent benefits of drinking white tea, ahead of a long list of additional advantages.
2. White Tea Contributes to Weight Loss
Including this kind of tea in your regular diet can go a long way in bringing down the extra body weight. The beverage has a dual benefit in maintaining affordable body weight. Studies have proven this kind of tea’s credibility in curbing new fat cells’ growth. It simultaneously increases your system’s metabolic rate to speed up the process of existing fat breakdown.
The excellent weight loss properties of white tea are credited to its polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) component. The chemical is known to boost the fat-burning process and gear up regular metabolic functions. The result is a slim and active body. You can also replace fat-containing and high-sugar beverages with this calorie-free drink. In addition, having a healthy nutrition will help boost your energy levels.
3. Boosts Immune System
Boosted immune health is a surprising benefit of consuming white tea regularly. The beverage exceeds the credibility of green tea in serving the purpose. Including this kind of tea in your diet renders the physiological system with antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects. White tea further aids in the protection of immune cells in the body.
Prominent effects are seen for Langerhans cells that detect the accumulation of cancerous by-products in the body. The cells are sensitive to sunlight and lose their functionality on prolonged and consistent exposure. This kind of tea maintains the health of these cells by keeping the skin safe against sun damage.
4. White Tea is Good for the Heart and Skin
White tea works exceptionally well in reducing the risk of heart diseases due to the presence of catechins. The component decreases the absorption rate of bad cholesterol by the intestines. It simultaneously boosts the absorption of good cholesterol that is rich in high-density lipoprotein. The combined effect is visible as the improved health of your cardiovascular system.
Coming to the skin benefits, white tea has anti-aging properties. The beverage reduces elastin and collagen breakdown in the skin cells by blocking the enzymes that support the process. The latter’s anti-oxidizing properties protect the skin against sun exposure and regular damage.
5. Energy Boosting and Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Small amounts of caffeine in the body help to maintain the regular energy requirements of your system. White tea is a good alternative to beverages with high caffeine content. The drink has limited levels of caffeine along with the L-theanine component that boosts energy and improves cognitive function. To make things even better, high-quality white tea is gentler on your stomach than any other energy boosting drinks such as coffee or black tea, for example.
The results are better focus and attention, with enough energy to work through the day. The beverage also releases stress and uplifts your mood for quick and positive reactions. You can hence, feel calm and relaxed.
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