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Monday, April 29, 2013

Are you a tea drinker?

For thousands of years in the East tea has been regarded to promote good health, happiness, and wisdom. Recently, I have been been becoming fascinated by the different types of teas and what they do for you! I've always been an English breakfast kind of tea person but people have been opting me to try different types, and so I have! I've been reading up on it also and studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, encourage weight loss, lower cholesterol, and bring about mental alertness. Depending on the mood you are in, there is a certain tea for it all!

For a quick pick-me-up: Black Tea
Black tea is for those trying to be healthier and cut back on your caffeine intake (something I certainly need to do!) but still need that bit of caffeine fix, having the highest caffeine content of all teas. It can get you running for the rest of the day and studies show it may protect lungs from damage from cigarette smoke and help prevent strokes.

To feel refreshed: White Tea
It has the least amount of caffeine and the most antioxidants, and is uncured and unfermented. Some studies show that white tea is the most effective in preventing the properties of Cancer than other teas. It has a light flavour and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Stress relief: Green Tea
It is all natural and probably the most talked about tea because of it's properties showing to speed up the metabolism and help with weight loss. Along with that, green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels. One of my favourites!

For a creative flow: Indian Chai Tea
It is loaded with different spices and flavours and for those who are looking to try something a bit more interesting on the taste palette! It's popular to add with milk and honey, people say it helps with their creative thinking and brainstorming ideas!

Feel under the weather? Fruit-flavoured Teas
The options are endless with the types of flavours there are - raspberry, strawberry, rose, blueberry, orange, lemon.. so many delicious choices! They are great if you're feeling a bit sick, run down and are suffering some body aches. Drink up!

Always thirsty? Oolong Tea
Best served with ice as an ice tea, Oolong tea is best to satisfy your thirst on a hot day. Studies have also found that the antioxidants found in Oolong tea is said to lower bad cholesterol levels. A cold bottle can be found in most Asian supermarkets!

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