Tea is common drink which can be readily available in domestic household in India. However, taste and ingredients can differ depending on personal choice and area surrounding. Many people like to add sugar, milk, cardamom, lemon or any other spice like cinnamon. But do you know tea have many health benefits which also include weight loss. Let us find out more about it.
1. Tea and weight loss
Naturally tea is high in Polyphenols, which are antioxidants and are known to protect your body from free radical reactions, which could be the reason for diseases like diabetes, cancer, etc. In fact, polyphenols are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. They also help in regulating the immune system of the body. Now according to the articles from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it has been found that polyphenols in tea along with the caffeine content, increased energy expenditure and fat oxidation, which resulted in weight loss and helped, maintain a healthy body weight. The study also concluded that regular tea drinkers have lower body mass indexes (BMIs), waist-to-hip ratios and less body fat as compared with non-tea drinkers.
2. Reduce cardiovascular risks
As compared to any other tea, green tea is much higher in antioxidants and contain lesser amount of caffeine. A set of researchers found that the polyphenols in green tea may help to stop the progression of certain cancers which include cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, breast and skin.
3. Improves bone strength, alertness and problem solving
Another benefit of Polyphenols in tea include strengthening bones and improving bone quality. In one study drinking tea was associated with a 30% reduced risk of hip fractures in men and women aged 50 years or older. Researchers note that the amino acid theanine and caffeine in tea are thought to confer psychological benefits to drinkers, strengthening attention, mood and performance.
Excess of anything can be bad for your health. Therefore, include tea in your day but restrict the amount to 2-3 cups in a day to get the maximum benefits.