Tea drinks are already familiar to us. Understandably, most Indonesians consume tea almost every day.
This drink is delicious to be consumed warm or cold. Especially if it is mixed with sugar to make it sweet, it must be really fresh!
However, did you know that tea has long been known as an herbal drink that can prevent various diseases?
Different Types of Tea and Their Benefits
Tea itself has a very diverse type. Although all types of tea are equally healthy, some variants of tea actually have different properties and benefits.
Before experiencing the benefits, let's first find out the difference so you can choose the one that suits your needs.
1. Black tea
Black tea is one of the most common types of tea in Indonesia.
The uniqueness of this tea is the caffeine content is higher than other types of tea. Well, that's why black tea can be a substitute for coffee as an energy booster for your activities.
In addition, black tea also contains fluoride which can prevent caries or cavities.
Based on research by experts, the antioxidant content of black tea is even effective in preventing lung damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke and air pollution, as well as reducing the risk of stroke.
2. Green tea
Green tea is also one of the most popular types of tea in Indonesia. Green tea uses tea leaf shoots that only go through one filtering process. This is what makes this tea green.
Green tea is known for its high antioxidant content. Antioxidants themselves can function to prevent various types of dangerous diseases, one of which is cancer.
Well, green tea also has the ability to reduce levels of bad fats and increase levels of good cholesterol (HDL). It is also able to control blood sugar levels and aid digestion.
Suitable, here, for you to consume while on a diet!
3. White tea
White tea is one type of tea that is unique because it has a slightly sweet taste even though no sugar is added. The reason is that white tea comes from processed tea leaves that are still young.
Another uniqueness of white tea is that it contains caffeine and antioxidants called catechins. Catechins themselves are very effective in helping to lose weight and break down body fat.
Not only that, when compared to other types of tea, white tea has a higher amount of polyphenols. Polyphenols are compounds that are known to have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
There are various types of tea and their benefits that you can choose according to your needs.
Well, even though it has various benefits that are good for the body, you should not drink it more than 5 cups a day. FYI, consuming too much tea is actually not good for the body.
Yep, anything in excess is not recommended. When we consume too much tea, there is a risk of health problems, such as insomnia, anemia, osteoporosis, dependence, and anxiety!
So, drink tea in moderation, yes!