5 Teas With Amazing Health Benefits

  • I receive emails from Chad Tackett who has a BS degree in exercise science & nutrition from Oregon State University (1994) and is certified as a Personal Trainer & Weight Management Specialist by the American Council on Exercise (ACE).  I thought this information would be useful especially for tea drinkers.

    Below you’ll find a brief breakdown of the 5 most popular teas and each of their health benefits.

    I hope you find this helpful and if there’s enough interest.

    Enjoy your day, and stay active!


    5 Teas with Amazing Health Benefits

    Different types of tea possess various traits traditionally used to aid in one’s health, wellness and weight management.

    Green Tea
    Thought to encourage weight loss and overall health, green tea packs a powerful punch. Polyphenols, a type of antioxidant found in green tea, is believed to aid in digestion and weight loss. Try replacing coffee or soda with green tea to up your intake throughout the day.

    Matcha Green Tea
    Matcha takes green tea to the next level because you are ingesting the entire leaf, rather than just an extraction. As a result, it contains higher levels of polyphenols, flavonoids, catechins and amino acids, allowing you to gain the optimal benefits. Matcha tea is traditionally known for increasing mental alertness and stimulating digestion.

    White Tea
    Compared with its green, black and oolong tea counterparts, white tea is the least processed leaf, as it is simply picked, steamed, and dried. According to a study done at the Linus Pauling Institute, white tea contains many of the same polyphenols found in green tea, but with a higher content due to its preparation process.

    Oolong Tea
    Referred to as the “Taiwanese women’s secret to weight loss,” this tea is consumed widely throughout Taiwan after a meal to help aid digestion and assimilation. The combination of hot water, used to help food digest, tannins, which helps coat the digestive tract, and caffeine, which helps stimulate the digestive system, make this tea ideal to drink after a meal.

    Pu-erh Tea
    Having issues getting controlling your cholesterol levels? Pu-erh tea is believed to help lower the bad cholesterol in our bodies. Try drinking a cup of pu-erh tea after a meal to reap the benefits. This stimulative blend was developed to condition the body by neutralizing the harmful effects of free radicals, oxygenating the blood, promoting circulation, and increasing the body’s overall resilience for quicker recovery after exercise.