Assam Tea Health Benefits

  posted by: Gretchen

 

 

health benefits of assam teaDrinking tea has been a part of cultural traditions of certain countries.  They serve it in every meal and there are special kinds of tea served on special occasions.  Tea has been proven to be beneficial to our overall health.  It replaces fluids and has antioxidants.  But what are antioxidants?  They are dietary substances that can prevent damage to body cells.  They also fight harmful molecules that damage cells.  They also improve the immune system and lower the risk of infection and cancer.

Kinds of Tea

  1. Black
  2. Green
  3. Oolong
  4. White
  5. Puerh

Black tea is the world’s most consumed kind.  It is regarded classic throughout the world.   It comes from the Camellia sinensis bush.   This kind is richer in color and flavor, and contains a higher caffeine concentration compared to other kinds.   It is enjoyed best when brewed in the teapot by the whole leaf but most Americans brew black tea by tea bag.  Under this kind is the organic tea called Assam black tea which is named after the region of its production, Assam in India.   This is another type in India besides Kerala tea.  It is the only the kind in India that is grown at sea level.  According to studies, this type has many health benefits.

Health Benefits of Assam Tea

  • It improves the immune system.  Theanine helps the immune system and tea is associated to the increase in gamma delta T cells that fight diseases.  Drinking Assam can increase the amount of anti-bacterial proteins.
  • It reduces stress by lowering a hormone named cortisol.
  • It can stop bad breath by bringing down the bacteria present in the mouth.
  • It helps prevent cancer.
  • It helps you get slimmer.

Now that you know the benefits of drinking Assam black tea, grab Assam in  leaves or in a tea bag now.  Make it as a part of your breakfast and see how useful it is to your body.

 

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