Health Benefits of White Tea
White tea is a little bit different from the other tea's. It is uncured and not fermented.
Due to this fact, white tea also has a greater number of cancer fighting anti-oxidants and has been shown in general to have the most potent anti-cancer properties by many studies.
Lets take a look at some more of the good stuff you get from simple uncured white tea…
White Tea Benefits:
High levels of antioxidants: One of the great benefits of many types of teas are the antioxidants that can be found in these teas. White tea is no exception. In fact, white teas have been found to have some of the highest antioxidant levels of all teas according to one study. This is likely due to the minimal amount of processing of the tea after it is made.
The benefits of these white tea anti-oxidants are far ranging. They protect the body from free radicals which can create all sorts of problems in your body even damage DNA or accelerate aging. These antioxidants therefore protect against all sort of bad stuff, from cancer to diabetes.
Dental Health: Teas are a wonderful way to improve dental health. These tea benefits come about in two ways. First the flavonoids, polyphenols and tannins found in white tea are known to help inhibit the growth of many types of bacteria that are known to cause plaque formation. Additionally, there is fluoride found in white tea which has been shown in hundreds of studies to be an important part in preventing the risk of tooth decay.
Heart disease: Like many heart healthy fruits and vegetables, white tea is high in flavonoids that help to lower high blood pressure. By lowering blood pressure, white tea is helpful for a wide array of cardiovascular health benefits.
Antibacterial: White tea is known for it’s antibacterial properties. It can help protect our skin from germs and bacteria. This is the reason that many soaps are made with white tea being an important ingredient. Many of these antibacterial properties are also helpful to the body when digested.
Fights cancer: As noted before, white tea has a high level of antioxidants which help to fight all forms of free radicals which can lead to preventing formations of many forms of cancer. Further research shows that white tea can do a bit more than simply block free radicals, but has a lot of other cancer fighting properties. While all teas have some cancer fighting properties, white tea is the strongest,
Low amounts of caffeine. Many teas come with a fair amount of caffeine. This can be a good thing if you are looking for a pick-me-up, but caffeine certainly comes with a long list of drawbacks. For those with insomnia, dizziness, irritability or anxiety that is exacerbated by caffeine intake, but that still would like some of the many tea benefits, white tea is a great solution.