Normally I absolutely hate this drink as I don't find it to task good, but that was before I tried Argo Tea Hibiscus Tea Sangria. Which is like heaven in a glass mixed with berries and other fruits. Doesn't taste like a sangria, but then again I'm wasn't expecting it to. And since I'm restarting my 90 Day Transformation, one of the things I'm doing is replacing pop with tea while at work as I've heard they're a healthier alternative and have less calories. But what are the benefits do each type of tea provide? So I took to the web in search of the answers. Overall tea helps with cancer, heart diseases, and clogged arteries. Some even have natural caffeine to give you the mental alertness you find after downing an energy drink.
Green tea made from steamed tea leaves has high concentration of antioxidants called ECGC. These antioxidants interfere with growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn far, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.
This tea is made from fermented tea leaves and has the highest caffeine content compared to the other kinds of tea. And if you like chai tea, this one is the base for that. Now having high amounts of caffeine without all the added ingredients and sugar that pop has is a major bonus for me. But black tea also helps protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke and reduce the risk of stroke. So that's nice too.
The uncured and unfermented tea with the high potent anticancer properties there could possibly be in tea. If you have risk through family history of cancer, this would be the greatest for you. Though it's not a cure so don't hold me to that.
Now this is a tea I have not tried yet, but from what I've learned there are a lot of antioxidants in this tea that are good with lowering bad cholesterol levels and weight loss supplement. Though it hasn't been proven in scientific experiments.
This one is made from fermented and aged leaves. Though it is considered a black tea, its leaves are pressed into cakes. Similar to oolong tea it helps with less weight gain and reduced LDL cholesterol.
What is your favorite type of tea? Or which ones would you recommend? I would love to try it as I'm trying to switch from pop to tea on a regular basis.
- Mae Polzine