The Health Benefits of Drinking Tea…Fact or Fiction? By: Payton Seelinger
What is tea? Camellia sinensis
History of Tea • Discovered in 1st millennium B.C. • Brought to America by Peter Stuyvesant • Chinese Emperor Shen Nung
Variety of Tea • Black Tea • Green Tea • Oolong Tea • White Tea
The Processof Making Tea • Pick best leaves as buds and young leafs • Withering • Rolling • Roll Breaking • Oxidation (Fermentation) • Drying
Benefits of Drinking Tea • Black Tea • Green Tea • Oolong Tea • White Tea
Benefits of Drinking Black Tea • Reduces Blood Cholesterol • Saves arteries • Sooths arthritis • Stimulates the immune system • Breaks down fat in the body • Inhibits cancer growth. • Reduces inflammation. • Fights viruses.
Benefits of Drinking Green Tea • Lowers the Risk of: • High blood cholesterol • High blood pressure. • Coronary heart disease and strokes • Tooth decay • Viruses • Lung, stomach, esophagus, duodenum, pancreas, liver, breast, colon, and skin cancers induced by chemical carcinogens
Benefits of Drinking Oolong Tea • reduced the signs of inflammatory disease and artery disease.
Benefits of Drinking White Tea • Reduce blood sugar • Help prevent the symptoms of diabetes • Promotes Healthy Teeth and Gums • Promotes Healthy Skin • Antibacterial & Antiviral • Strengthens Bones • Heart Protection • Lower Blood Pressure • Lower Cholesterol • Reduces risk of Cancer
Antioxidants in Tea • Tea is a great source of anti-oxidants, which help defend the body from: • Free Radicals • Heart Disease • Cancer • Plaque in the mouth
Drawbacks of drinking tea: • Black Tea • Green Tea • Oolong Tea • White Tea
Quick Fact: • Coffee has over 2x the amount of caffeine as any kind of tea • Herbal Tea is actually not a tea at all
Tea VS. Coffee • Coffee increased the risk for health declining factors such as coronary morbidity • Tea had the opposite affect, and was beneficial to the body. • In the liquid form, Coffee has more caffeine than tea.
Caffeine in Tea • Determined By: • Variety of tea leaf • Where the leaf is grown • The size and cut of leaf • How you brew the tea leaf
BOH Plantations • 1st highland tea garden in Malaysia • Plants, processes, packs and markets its own premium brands.
Sources • http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/71/6/1698S?ijkey=e8a5994b89ecdf802648df67994b5dc2b0cda00a&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha • http://holistic-nutrition.suite101.com/article.cfm/health_benefits_of_drinking_tea • http://archives.cnn.com/2000/HEALTH/alternative/06/19/tea.healthy.wmd/ • http://jech.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/53/8/481 • http://www.healthchecksystems.com/antioxid.htm • http://www.tributetea.com/faq.asp • http://www.fda.gov/FDAC/features/296_tea.html • http://www.teabenefits.com/