White tea traces its origin all the way to China, and going by the innumerable health benefits, that’s another reason to be thankful to China! Though white tea is not as popular as green tea, black tea, chamomile tea, etc., studies have proved that it is one of the best tea to have. With such tall claims, I decided to find out how exactly is white tea beneficial for our health. And I must tell you, after going through the benefits I have decided to say bye-bye to my daily doses of caffeine!
I know a lot of you might be thinking – OMG how can you not have your dose of caffeine or how is it even possible to get through the day without a shot of caffeine. But I am telling you, by the end of this post you will be echoing my thoughts.
Let’s take a look at the various white tea health benefits.
1.Healthy Looking Skin
Whether you are a teenager or an adult, a healthy looking skin is what we all dream of and our quest for this is never ending. Here is another solution for you to maintain a healthy and youthful looking skin – white tea. It is rich in antioxidant properties which will take care of your skin by repairing and recovering the damaged skin and will also protect your skin against harmful ultraviolet light.
2.Prevention Against Cancer
It has been proved that white tea is super effective in preventing lung cancer since it acts as a chemopreventive and anticancer agent. The white tea extract triggers cell death and prevents growth of new cells in lung cancer.
Don’t you just hate it when your immune system is down and you are bogged by various diseases and illness like cold, flu, etc? Pathogens are the culprits who cause this discomfort in us. You can use white tea to combat the pathogens since it has antibacterial properties which will protect your body from various germs and bacteria.
You can either consume white tea or use products which are infused with white tea like a hand soap.
Keeping ourselves fit and strong is our top most priority and using natural remedies to do so is the best option. Consuming white tea can help in keeping all cardiovascular disorders at bay. The flavonoids present in white tea are responsible for – endothelial function, inhibiting low-density lipoprotein oxidation, improving dyslipidemia and decreasing blood pressure.
Premature aging has become an issue of concern now! If you are also affected by this, then we suggest brewing a good cup of white tea to treat this problem. Premature aging is induced by free radicals in our body and they are responsible for damaging our skin and accelerating the process of aging.
You can neutralize these free radicals with the help of white tea since it contains polyphenols which make these free radicals less destructive.
6.Oral Health Benefits
Bad mouth odor is a huge turn-off and when it combined with other dental problems, it is just unbearable. White tea can help you out with this. The plaque formation, tooth cavities, dental caries, etc., can all be controlled with the help of white tea. This is possible because it consists of flavonoids, tannins and polyphenols which aid in stopping all these bacteria.
7.Relief For Diabetes
Diabetic patients often end up with symptoms like excessive thirst, decrease in plasma glucose levels and increase in insulin secretion. If you or someone you know is suffering with these symptoms then white tea can be your solution as it provides the required relief from all of this.
8.Lose That Excess Weight
How to lose excess weight is probably one question which never ceases to exist, right? I mean, every second person is out there trying to lose the excess weight by either hitting the gym, yoga or by following different kinds of diet plans. If you are also keen on trying out a solution for your weighty issues, then white tea it is for you! Wondering how white tea can help you? Well, the consumption of white tea can prevent adipogenesis which is the process of fat cells formation. It can also control the lifecycle of these fat cells.
So, the next time you have the urge to kick off that extra weight, start consuming this natural remedy.
Not every cholesterol is bad. Your body has good cholesterol as well as bad cholesterol. What white tea does is, it increases the good cholesterol and the decreases the bad. This is because white tea is rich in catechins, which are a type of antioxidants. Research has proved that catechins can reduce your cholesterol levels and thereby prevents the blockage of proper blood flow as well as prevents the arteries from becoming too hard.
You need to have a happy and healthy heart to keep yourself fit and strong. White tea is your heart tonic which will definitely keep your heart healthy and strong. It is helpful in lowering the blood pressure, reducing bad cholesterol and in thinning the blood, all of which ensures that the circulatory system is fit and fine. As per a study, having 2 cups of white tea in a day can reduce the risk of heart attacks by 50%. Isn’t this a reason enough to ditch your caffeine and opt for this herbal tea?
Like I said, once I became aware of all these amazing white tea health benefits, I immediately ditched my cappuccino and lattes and switched to 2 cups of white tea everyday. Also, it hardly takes 2-4 minutes to prepare a cup of white tea. Take a glass of hot water; not boiling ok. Add 1-2 teaspoons of white tea leaves and let it steep for sometime. Once done, you can just strain it and enjoy your tea!
So are you willing to give this miraculous tea is a try or a miss? Share your thoughts with us.