For thousands of years in the East tea has been regarded as a key to good health, happiness, and wisdom. The health effects of tea have been examined ever since the first infusions of Camellia sinensis about 4700 years ago in China. The legendary emperor Shennong claimed in The Divine Farmer’s Herb-Root Classic that Camellia sinensis infusions were useful for treating conditions including tumors, abscesses, bladder ailments, and lethargy. Here in the West curiosity has aroused and research has been done to discover the many benefits of different types of tea.
Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; encourage weight loss; lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness. Tea also appears to have antimicrobial qualities.
Its been found that Green tea for instance, has a high concentration of EGCG which is a powerful antioxidant that may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.
Dr. Qiong Wang, is a practicing physician and an expert on tea. She has given many workshops and lectures on tea in upstate areas. She will be sharing her vast knowledge at the 14th Annual Women’s Health & Fitness Expo. While she makes and serves you various top quality teas, you will discover the health benefits of different fresh teas. The effects of tea on weight control, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, women’s health will be discussed. Learn the correct way of making a perfect cup of fresh tea of several categories. This is great information that will be beneficial to all who wish to live healthier lives. I’ll see you there.
Edgar, J. (n.d.). Types of Teas and Their Health Benefits. Retrieved from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits