You'll love the benefits of white tea for physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Behind this tea's delicately sweet flavor and aroma lie powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, skin benefits for a radiant complexion, support for a healthy immune system, and a host of other benefits.
White tea is a lesser known tea from the Camellia sinensis tea plant, but, like other traditional teas (black, green, and oolong teas), it is delicious, convenient, very affordable, and could be an incredibly beneficial addition to your overall plan for good health.
Here are more benefits of white tea (if you missed our first page about white tea benefits, you'll find it here).
If you've been looking for some support in reaching or maintaining your healthy weight, white tea may be a good addition to your weight management plan.
White tea's high levels of antioxidants promote a healthy metabolism, and the naturally occurring caffeine in this tasty tea could help with weight loss and maintenance, too (learn more here about caffeine benefits for healthy weight). And, research has found that white tea may prevent the development of new fat cells and encourage fat breakdown in existing fat cells.
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And, of course, choosing delicious, good-for-you foods and beverages (such as white tea) can curb the urge for sugary treats and other not-so-healthy snacks as you strive to support your body in its weight-loss journey.
Not only can consuming white tea support healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, this tea may also improve circulation and artery function.
And, research suggests that the catechins (a type of antioxidant) in white tea help to lessen the risk of heart disease.
Those antioxidants that are so abundant in white tea are also good for mental wellness, and making this tea a part of your day may help to protect your brain from oxidative stress and improve cognitive function. Even more benefits of white tea... regularly consuming white tea may lower the chance of cognitive decline as we age.
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The antioxidants in white tea work to prevent dental plaque, and the naturally occurring fluoride in this tea provides cavity-preventing benefits. White tea also has impressive antibacterial properties that can help to thwart development and acid production of cavity-producing bacteria in our mouths.
For extra support in hindering dental plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath, why not rinse with white tea and choose (or make your own) white-tea-enhanced toothpaste?
If you love traditional teas, but aren't so fond of caffeine effects, white tea may be the perfect choice for you.
In general, white tea tends to contain less caffeine per cup than other teas from the Camellia sinensis tea plant (and far less caffeine than coffee and energy drinks). As such, for most of us, enjoying white tea is less apt to leave us with typical caffeine side effects (like troubled sleep, irritability, anxiety, lightheadedness, tummy troubles, or headaches) often associated with highly caffeinated beverages. (You can learn more here about potential caffeine side effects.)
You may not have tried white tea yet, but this incredibly refreshing, thirst-quenching tea is a smart choice for your taste buds and for your wellbeing. Don't underestimate the subtle taste of white tea - behind that mild flavor and enticing aroma is an abundance of goodness for your body.
To enjoy these lovely benefits of white tea to the fullest, include some of this tea in your overall good-health plan, along with other nourishing foods and beverages, staying active, plenty of rejuvenating sleep, and fun times with friends and family.
If it's your teatime, why not steep a pot of delectable white tea? As you settle in with your teacup in hand and your favorite book, know that you're supporting your body, mind, and spirit (and doesn't it taste good, too?).
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