Tea healthy? Different teas with healthy effects

Every tea without any addition (such as sugar) is basically very healthy because it only contains hot water and tea plants or herbs. There are also positive health effects that tea can bring. Different types of tea can have different healthy effects. It can be teas made from original tea plants (such as with green and black tea), but also teas made from herbs (such as rooibos and mint tea).

Tea lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease

Drinking tea made by the original tea plants lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. Exactly clear why it is not. It could be due to the theine (another name for caffeine) or the antioxidants found in original tea. This fact is a result of a study conducted by the University of Utrecht. They followed the eating habits of 37,000 Dutch people for 13 years. A fact: those who drink several cups of black tea in one day, have + - 40% less chance of arteries calcifying.

Tea lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes

The antioxidants in tea are likely to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Antioxidants protect in harmful substances in for example the diet. Antioxidants are mainly found in green tea. According to the University of Utrecht, the risk of type 2 diabetes is reduced by 40% when you drink three or more cups of tea in one day. An Australian study shows this to be 15%, less but still an improvement!

Rooibos tea for good bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels and against allergic reactions

  • Rooibos tea for a good bowel movement: in rooibos tea there is a little tannic acid. Tannic acid has a positive effect on the intestines, which will delay bowel movements. The effect is only noticeable when drinking rooibos tea regularly.
  • Rooibos tea for a relaxing feeling: in rooibos tea there are herbs that provide a soothing feeling. In addition, there is no theine (or caffeine) in rooibos tea.
  • Rooibos tea against allergies: substances that cause allergic reactions are inhibited by other substances from rooibos tea. This can reduce an allergic reaction when you drink rooibos tea.
  • Rooibos tea against high cholesterol: the level of bad LDL cholesterol is reduced by drinking a lot of rooibos tea. In addition, the level of HDL cholesterol increases, which is the good cholesterol.
Read more about rooibos tea here.

Chamomile tea for upset stomach

Chamomile has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect on the stomach. It has a protective effect on the stomach lining and also reduces muscle cramps. All these positive effects are due to the estheric oil that can be found in chamomile. It can help with inflammation of the gastric mucosa, stomach ulcers and other stomach complaints. Drinking chamomile tea can soon have an effect.

Mint tea against flu (cold), stomach upset and excessive hair growth in women

  • Mint tea against flu: mint tea has an expectorant effect and therefore makes you feel better during a cold or flu.
  • Mint tea for upset stomach: mint ensures the secretion of digestive juices, the elimination of intestinal gases and the generation of appetite. This ensures better stomach function. Also look at 'chamomile tea' when you suffer from stomach complaints.
  • Mint tea against hair growth in women: It is not certain if this is true, but according to a Turkish study, free testosterone levels in the blood can be reduced by drinking mint tea. This ensures that women avoid too much hair growth.
Read more about mint tea here.

Cranberry tea against cystitis

The intestinal bacterium that causes cystitis can be controlled by drinking cranberry tea (in addition to other cranberry products). This has been investigated in a number of young women who were taking cranberry capsules. The risk of cystitis decreased by 40% for them (according to AMC researchers). In addition, drinking tea is good for 'flushing out' the bladder when you suffer from cystitis.

Video: Health & Nutrition : Risks & Benefits of Tea (February 2020).

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