Ween That Caffeine!
I recently completed a fat loss program which included a session on hydration. We all know that water is the best form of hydration for your body and I wanted to share some of the content provided regarding tea.
True tea refers to any beverage that contains leaves from the plant Camellia Sinensis. The teas are categorized based on their level of oxidization: white, green, oolong and black. Oxidization is also referred to as fermentation, which is a natural process that changes the colour and flavour of the tea leaf. The less a tea is oxidized, lighter it will be in both taste and aroma. Black tea is fully oxidized, oolong is partially and green and white are not oxidized.
If you are looking to replace coffee with tea to lower your caffeine intake, here is a chart that breaks down the amount of caffeine in each type:
Not only is tea lower in caffeine, but it has many other great health benefits! See disclaimer.
- Contains the highest levels of antioxidants
- A source of theanine
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
- Could help you lose weight
- Protects your teeth from bacteria
- May lower risk of certain cancers
- Improves brain function
- Lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease
- May promote weight loss during physical activity
- Improves digestion
- Boosts metabolism
- Healthy teeth and bones
- Aids in healthy skin
- Helps combat diabetes
- Helps beat stress
- Improves Immunity
- Prevent tooth decay and bad breath
- Skin health
- Increase energy levels
With tea having so many inherent healthy properties coupled with its mouthwatering flavours, its definitely a beverage you will want to enjoy on a regular basis.
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