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Five Benefits of Drinking White Tea
In my quest to lose the weight I have gained from years of inactivity due to chronic pain from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and endometriosis, I have obviously had to make dietary changes. Choosing beverages that are calorie free and beneficial to my health is one of them.
Due to having some strange and dangerous reactions to black and green teas many years ago, I stopped consuming tea. However, a few weeks ago I tried white tea and was pleasantly surprised to not experience any negative reactions to it. At home I brew the blueberry white tea pictured above. When I am on the go I swing into Starbucks and order an unsweetened shaken iced white tea. I love that I have found a beverage that has just enough caffeine to get me through the day, but less than coffee or black tea, and also has many health benefits.
5 Benefits of white tea
1. Antiaging Properties
As someone who will be turning 50 in the fall, I am all for anything that will help me look younger!!! White tea may help reduce the risk of premature aging, repair damaged skin, and protect skin against the effects of ultraviolet light.
2. Improves Cardiovascular Disorder
The flavonoids in white tea help to decrease the blood pressure and may reduce the risk of various heart conditions.
3. Antibacterial Agent
White tea has antibacterial properties which can protect our skin from bacteria and other germs. Talk about a win for those of us with compromised immune systems!!
4. Weight Loss
Studies suggest that intake of white tea may prevent the formation of fat cells.
5. May Protect Against Osteoporosis
Compounds found in white tea, including the polyphenols called catechins, may lower the risk of osteoporosis by promoting bone growth and suppressing bone breakdown.
If those reasons aren’t enough for you to put down that chemical filled diet soda or energy drink, then check out these articles for even more reasons!!!