#HealthAlert: 5 Kinds of Tea and What They Can Do for Your Body! | POPxo

#HealthAlert: 5 Kinds of Tea and What They Can Do for Your Body!

Sharon Alphonso

Lifestyle & Beauty Writer

There’s a lot more to tea than its refreshing flavour! It speeds up metabolism, keeps your mind calm, maintains heart rate, hydrates your body, fights diseases and affects the mood. We give you the health benefits of 5 kinds of popular tea. Brew yourself a cuppa today!


1. Go Green If You're Health-Conscious


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It was not very popular in India until a few years ago, but has slowly made its way into every kitchen today. As a drink, green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that are essential for the body. It is known to promote healthy cell growth, clear skin texture, decrease risk of diabetes, lift your mood and improve brain function. So, if you want to shift to a healthier lifestyle, give green tea a shot!


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2. Make Yourself Some Hot Black Tea


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Black tea is made out of fermented leaves of the tea bush. Compared to other types of teas, black tea has the most amount of caffeine in it and thus makes people feel more alert. The tea helps with weight loss and combats to a small extent damage caused to the system by other toxins as it is loaded with antioxidants. Regular drinkers have also been observed to be at lower risk of diabetes and heart disease. Go on, make yourself a cuppa!


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3. A Cup Full of White Goodness


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White tea leaves are the least processed and have very high levels of antioxidants in it. Some experts also consider it to be the most beneficial drink for health. It lowers blood pressure, helps combat cholesterol, strengthens bones and provides nourishment for teeth and skin. It is truly indeed the purest form of all teas!


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4. A Long Sip of Oolong Tea


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Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It is semi-fermented and has a distinct flavour to it. It is extremely popular in restaurants in China and Taiwan. Because of its caffeine content, it is helpful for an energy boost, and also helps the body fight signs of ageing, reduces risk of heart attacks and is a brilliant drink for your skin and bones. Rather than buying sachets, try brewing your own at home.


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5. Pu-erh Tea for the Fitness Freak


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A medicinal form of tea, this one is great for mainly fighting heart diseases. Very few people know of its benefits. It keeps your sugar levels balanced, improves blood circulation, aids in weight loss and is known to boost immunity. If you are constantly dealing with health issues, you should give this a shot right away! But we warned that you shouldn't be drinking too much of it every day either.


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Published on Sep 24, 2014
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