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Chai lovers, these tea benefits will make you reach for your next cup right away

Tea has been known to reduce cholesterol and bring down the risk of heart diseases. Read on to know the benefits of different types of teas.

fitness Updated: Dec 18, 2017 11:15 IST
Asian News International, New Delhi
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Herbal teas have various health benefits. (Shutterstock)

With the onset of winter, the consumption of tea has increased. Not only does tea provide warmth and cosiness, it also helps to de-stress the mind and uplift one’s mood. Moreover, this magical drink has umpteen health benefits:

* Green tea, black tea, and Oolong tea consist of potent antioxidants which help one stay fit and healthy.

* Tea reduces cholesterol and brings down the risk of heart diseases.

* Ginger Tea and Masala Tea can aid in curing cough and cold.

* Tea protects one’s bones and also soothes the digestive system.

Some of the widely preferred delicious flavours of tea include:

Hibiscus and Honey tea: This tea is rich in Vitamin C and serves as an antidepressant. It also manages blood pressure and lowers cholesterol.

Green tea: Green tea boosts the immune system and fights cold. It also helps to build bone density and increases metabolism. It can act as a backup sunscreen too.

White tea: This is the best tea for a warm citrus feeling. White tea contains zero caffeine and is extremely rich in antioxidants.

Spicy Rooibos tea: Devoid of caffeine, this tea is quite good for weight reduction. The spices provide numerous health benefits which help one fight infections, stay active, and rejuvenated.

Tulsi, rose, and cardamom tea: This tea is therapeutic as well as extremely delicious. It is good for the hair and skin and also helps prevent plaque.

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First Published: Dec 18, 2017 11:15 IST