4 Health Benefits of Drinking Tea
NDTV Cooks | Updated: December 02, 2014 11:08 IST
Heath experts have long vouched for the long ranging health benefits of drinking tea. Now you can add a few more to this exhaustive list. Not only does tea help detoxify your body but also keeps the skin hydrated, helps with weight management, is good for the hair and is a one stop solution for all your beauty needs.
Experts at the Tea Advisory Panel (TAP), that provides objective information about tea, explain the beauty benefits of drinking a cup of tea -
Facilitates weight loss: Drinking tea more than once a week has been linked to lower body-fat percentages and smaller waistline when compared with non-tea drinkers. It's also important to note that all kind of tea including black tea, with semi-skimmed milk and no sugar is a lower calorie alternative to other sugar-infused popular drinks.
Tea has been recommended to take precedence over other beverages as not only does it help with weight management but also keeps a watch over your calorie bank.
Keeps your skin hydrated: Staying hydrated is extremely important to maintain the health of all our organs, tissues and cells. A recent study suggested that drinking up to six cups of tea per day, has the same hydrating effect as water.
For a healthy looking skin: Healthy skin is well hydrated skin and this fact holds true especially in dry summers when you constantly need to bulk up on fluids. Any type of tea works to hydrate your body and gives you healthy looking skin. White tea has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce swelling of the skin. In a previous study, human skin cells were exposed to hydrogen peroxide in a laboratory. Treating the cells with white tea helped with the inflammation and reduced the swelling in no time.
Tea bags for beauty: The humble tea bag can also offer a host of beauty benefits. Tea bags soaked in warm water and placed over closed eyes revitalize tired puffy eyes. Freshly brewed tea can be used on the hair after shampooing as it's got great conditioning properties. Peppermint tea also makes a great soothing mouthwash.
Inputs from IANS and Femalefirst.co.uk.
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