Wednesday, June 16, 2021

More Benefits of Drinking Tea

Yes, tea is good for you, but how so? These facts shared on Chinese social media show just some of the awesomeness you can derive from drinking tea.

May promote longevity

A survey done on centenarians reports that 40 percent of their long-lived subjects were tea lovers, while 80 percent had the habit of drinking tea. According to their findings, you tend to live longer if you drink tea habitually. When you reach 108 years of age, it is referred to as “tea longevity” by the Longevity Research Institute.

A cup of green tea sits next to a dish filled with green tea leaves.
A yellow tea produced in Anhui Province, China, known locally as huòshān huángyá (霍山黄芽), makes an infusion that tastes mellow, with the aroma of chestnut. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Loads of antioxidants

Experiments on antioxidization prove that the antioxidant properties of 300 ml of tea are equal to those of a bottle and a half of red wine, 12 bottles of white wine, 12 glasses of beer, 4 apples, 5 onions, or 7 glasses of orange juice.

Weight loss

By merely drinking tea using 8-10 grams of tea leaves daily, one can lose about 3 kg of fat in 12 weeks without doing anything else. Among all weight loss products in Japan, tea products stay on top of the sales chart.

A glass jar on its side with tea leaves spilling out.
Roasted barley with black tea is good for warming up the body. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Happiness

Tea drinking can cheer you up. The amino acids in tea promote the level of dopamine (a.k.a. the happy hormone) in the brain, which is essential for releasing feelings of pleasure.

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Raven Montmorency
Raven Montmorency is a pen name used for a writer based in India. She has been writing with her main focus on Lifestyle and human rights issues around the world.
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