Health Benefits of Avataa:
The most important health benefits of Avataa are as follows:-
- Acts as anti-cancer agent.
- Ensures healthy heart.
- Reduces blood pressure
- Acts as a diuretic
- Lowers bad cholesterol
- Reduces weight and obesity
- Acts as anti aging agent
- Prevents from tooth decay
- Clears bad breath.
Medicinal values and health aspects of Tea are being increasingly reported and documented in research papers now a days. The various properties of tea as a health drink are being discussed in different forums (symposia, workshop etc.) and being considered important for future in the context of identification of research projects in tea. In the recent past National Tea Research Foundation (NTRF) has funded various projects in the areas of tea and human health to different nationally acclaimed research institutes. Some of the projects were successfully completed and some are being continued as ongoing.
Effects of Tea extracts and chemical compounds in preventing human disease like Cardiac problems, Cancer, Bone degeneration and Gastric disorder etc. are well known. Black tea, the most widely consumed beverage, is a source of compound with antioxidative, antimicrobial, antimutagenic and anticarceinogenic properties.
Can green tea prevent cancer?
The majority of current research is focussed around cancer as it is thought that the antioxidant components of tea, and in particular Green Tea, can help to prevent cancer by combating the dangerous free radicals and inhibiting uncontrolled cell growth, due to it's high Antioxidant levels.
Scientific findings suggest that Green Tea may prevent the following types of cancer in humans; Skin, Lung, Stomach, Colon, Pancreas, Bladder, Prostate, Oral and Oesophageal.
Tea has been shown to inhibit tumorigenesis at the initiation, promotion and progression stages of cancer (Middleton E, et al (1994), Dreosti IE, et al (1997), Katiyar SK, et al (1996))
Researchers at the University of Murcia in Spain and the John Innes Center in Norwich, England, report that EGCG (Epigallocatechin-3-gallate )
A Healthy Heart, Lower Cholesterol and Stronger Immunity
It is believed that free radicals are the cause of heart disease, some kinds of cancer and increase the risk of strokes. We all take in fats and occasionally treat ourselves with the odd high cholesterol treat, they are a part of life. In order to remain healthy we must manage our levels. Green Tea acts to reduce cholesterol levels and regular consumption is therefore recommended.
Recent research has shown the following:
- Anti-oxidants may have curative properties that inhibit the development of heart disease and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack
- Tea flavonoids increase coronary flow and promote healthy blood vessel functionality
- Consuming tea lowers cholesterol levels.
One study in Japan found an average decrease of eight total cholesterol levels for men with the highest daily intake of Green Tea, compared to ones with the lowest.
Drinking tea regularly has been shown to improve the immune system. The Polyphenols in tea have been shown to help increase the white blood cell count, which is responsible for fighting infection. The high vitamin C content found primarily in Green Tea also helps to strengthen the immune system.
Weight Loss and Obesity - Increase your metabolism
Did you know that drinking tea can help you lose weight and when taken without milk contains no calories?
Many of the modern diet supplements now contain Green Tea Extract, the reason is that it makes the body burn fat quicker. Caffeine and Re-hydration
Tea, Caffeine and your body
Caffeine acts as a stimulant to the nervous system, and its mild action may help to prevent a feeling of fatigue. However, it is also a weak diuretic, which stimulates the production of urine by depressing secretion of anti-diuretic hormone. The suggested maximum daily intake is 300mg.
Tea does contain caffeine, however significantly less than coffee. A typical cup of Black Tea contains around 50mg per 190ml cup compared to up to 150mg in a coffee. Green Tea contains even less caffeine, typically around 25mg per cup, with White Tea containing even less at an average of 20mg.
Up to 70% of our body is water and it is therefore important to replace fluids that are lost through day-to-day activities. The suggested daily intake of water is 2.5 litres.
Due to the low caffeine levels found in Green Tea and White Tea, they would not be classed as being diuretic and can be drunk throughout the day all of which will count toward your daily intake of fluids.
Courtesy : Tea Board of India, Tea board of Tanzania