Five Delicious Teas With Super Health Benefits

By Carmarlena Murdaca

Five Delicious Teas With Super Health Benefits
The options for tea-time are limitless, which is not only a good thing for your taste buds, but also great for the variety of benefits you can receive from drinking different types of tea.

Many contain antioxidants, which are known to lower your risk of several chronic diseases, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, however there are new brews with super health benefits. Here they are:


Rooibos is a herbal tea, with leaves that come from a type of bush that grows in the Southern part of Africa. Boasting a slight, nutty taste and bright red colouring, rooibos is a caffeine-free tea is a great source of antioxidants without the stimulants.


The most oxidised form of tea, often aged, and sometimes expensive, Pu-Erh has a lower antioxidant content than white or green tea, but most people credit it with many health benefits including the reduction of serum cholesterol and cardiovascular protection.


Dominating over 70% of Japanese tea consumption, sencha is the trademark Detox tea of Japan. Made from green tea leaves that are cultivated in direct sunlight (as opposed to match), sencha’s known to lower cholesterol and suppress body fat. Additionally, studies link sencha to preventing certain types of cancer, specifically prostate and colon cancer.


Although you may reserve a cup of ginger tea when you need a natural, nausea remedy, it actually contains multiple compounds that can help manage type II diabetes. Studies from the University of Sydney, found that ginger was rich in gingerols and was able to manage high blood sugar in diabetic patients (without the need for insulin).


Recently named the “secret super tea”, hibiscus tea health benefits include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive system, immune system and inflammatory problems. It also helps to cure liver disease, speeds up the metabolism and aides healthy, gradual weight loss. Rich in Vitamin C, minerals and various antioxidants, this tea also helps in the treatment of hypertension and anxiety.



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