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These days we live in a world full of detox teas and miracle fat burning teas, but is there any actual truth behind it?
In this post I am going to briefly highlight the health benefits of Black, green, oolong, pekoe, camomille, lemon grass, white, and ginger tea. Are these the only teas available on the market? Most definitely not, there are SOOOOOO many, but I chose these simply because I see them pop up most often. At the end I will be sharing with you guys the tea that I drink and why.
- Black Tea: It is one of the highest caffeinated teas (the reason for your energy and focus going up), it reduces plaque formation because it contains polyphenols that kill cavity causing bacteria. It is an antioxidant (detoxifies). Amino acid L-theanine helps you relax and focus. It contributes to bone health and it contains alkyl amine antigens that help boost your immune system.
- Green Tea: It is an antioxidant, it contains caffeine, which contributes to the claims of tea giving energy and detoxifying the body. Because it increases your metabolism (mainly because of the caffeine) it is said to be a fat burner because a faster metabolism burns through energy (all food is converted into energy–some give you energy and some don’t) quicker. Green tea is also good for oral health for the same reason black tea is.
- Oolong Tea: Is also rich in antioxidants, contains vitamins (A,B,C,E,K) and Minerals (Folic Acid, niacin, other detoxifying alkaloids). Oolong tea activates certain enzymes in your body that help your body metabolize fat as well as contributes to skin and bone health.
- Pekoe Tea: Largest Grade black tea leaf (refer to black tea benefits above)
- Camomille Tea: helps with insomnia, anxiety, muscle twitches, stomach problems (menstrual crams, upset stomach, ulcers)
- Lemon Grass Tea: Is a killer source of vitamin A and C, folate, folic acid, magnesium,, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and manganese. It is also great for healthy skin and digestion because of its cleansing and detoxifying benefits (antioxidants). Breast feeding moms can drink lemon grass tea to produce more milk (galactagogue properties), but it is said that during pregnancy lemon grass tea should be avoided.
- White Tea: Contains the same antioxidants as green tea, but in larger quantity. It also protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.
- Ginger Tea: Contains high levels of vitamin C and magnesium. It is great for relieving nausea and is good for digestive health. It is an anti-inflammatory and contains vitamins and minerals that improves blood circulation. Women can drink ginger tea to help relieve menstrual cramps.
When I drink my tea for the most part, unless I am looking to relax, my goal is to put antioxidants in me to help cleanse and detoxify my body. I am also looking for an energy/metabolism boost so I look for caffeine. I drink my tea with aloe vera for added digestive health benefits. The cool thing about my tea is that it contains black tea, oolong tea, pekoe tea, AND green tea! Which, as you already ready contain a plethora of health benefits.
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