I was wondering about what to blog about today. I looked at the warm drink right next to me and thought that it would be a wonderful thing to write about. Tea is one of my favorite things to drink. Currently, I am drinking decaffeinated tea which is much better than the caffeinated one. I feel much better after drinking decaff tea than I do caffeinated tea.
Tea does have it’s healthy side affects. I remember being a child and my dad giving me tea to drink when I was sick. At the time I did not care for tea, however, as I grew older I began to realize that tea does taste good and that it helps me calm down for some reason. Recently, tea has been the one thing keeping me warm in the morning, since living in the northeast comes with cold winters.
I found a website that lists many of the healthy side effects that all different types of tea’s have. I preferably enjoy green tea. Green tea has been proven to help with the prevention of a certain cancers, such as breast, pancreatic, bladder and lung. It also has been shown to prevent clogging of the arteries and counteract oxidation stress on the brain. Black tea has been shown to prevent the lungs from damage caused by smoke. White tea has more anticancer cancer properties than other teas. Oolong and Pur-erh tea can help with cholesterol levels.
But also to be cautious of certain things that are in tea and not to drink to much of it. Unfortunately, for me and tea lovers every where, tea can have things in it that can not be beneficial to health. In particular, black tea is the tea is high in caffeine and can be dangerous to anyone’s health if they drink to much. When drinking tea there can be a reasonable high amount of herbs that can lead to health problems such as liver and kidney damage. Some tea can be high in willow bark and germander.
However, these side effects aside nutritionist have said to drink up and enjoy the health benefits that come with tea. “You want to incorporate healthy beverages in your diet on a more regular basis to benefit from these health-promoting properties,” says Diane L. McKay, PhD, a Tufts University scientist who studies antioxidants. “It’s not just about the foods; it’s about what you drink, as well, that can contribute to your health.” (http://www.webmd.com)If you would like to learn more about tea health benefits go to this website http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits. I tend to go to webmd.com for questions about benefits of certain foods and beverages. I also would recommend talking to a doctor or health care provider about tea. So on that note drink up, but be aware of what is in your tea.