What are the Benefits of Black Tea and Green Tea?

Black tea and green teaBlack and green teas have distinct flavor differences. However, they both come from the same plant:  Camellia sinensis.

More people are recognizing the medicinal value of tea.  Numerous documented studies have clearly shown the health benefits of this wonderful drink.

Unlike conventional, mass produced tea, organically grown, fair trade teas are a superior choice for your body, mind and the environment.

Green Tea

Green tea is known for its high levels of antioxidants and health benefits.   Green tea has twice the amount of antioxidants as black tea per serving. It has been shown to reduce the risk of strokes by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Green tea helps prevent damage to cells leading to degenerative diseases. The National Cancer Institute claims green tea helps prevent cancer.

Black Tea

A long-term study by the Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment found that drinking black tea regularly was associated with a reduced risk of stroke. The majority of the flavonoids – antioxidant phytonutrients – in the subjects’ diets came from black tea. The flavonoids in black tea helped to reduce production of the “bad” cholesterol. Drinking four cups of black tea each day had a bigger impact on stroke risk than drinking two.

Research supports that drinking tea offers many benefits, including:

  • aiding digestion
  • purifying blood
  • strengthening teeth and bones
  • boosting immune system
  • enhancing heart function
  • suppressing aging
  • fighting viruses
  • lowering blood sugar levels

The Red Radish Natural Foods in Neenah, WI offers an exceptional variety of organic loose leaf and bagged teas.  Come in and check them out!

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