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Tea & Health

Premium Tea is considered one of the most natural, healthy and potent beverages…

PLAIN-T’s commitment to the well-being of its customers begins with the founder’s passion and belief in “Healthy Life-Style Choices”. Tea is one of the most natural therefore healthiest of drinks, and has the second highest global consumption of any beverage.

When you drink tea, you’re not only partaking in an age-old tradition, you’re helping your body as well. For centuries, tea has been associated with good health. Recent studies prove that tea’s healing benefits have a sound, scientific basis.

 

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Did you Know?

Our teas are completely natural. They contain no artificial coloring or preservatives. Many teas are virtually calorie-free also helping your body to maintain its fluid balance.

Studies show that drinking at least three cups of tea each day helps to:

Lower cholesterol

Burn calories

Reduce blood pressure

Thin blood

Enhance the immune system

Reduce the risk of heart attack

Reduce the risk of cancer

Boost the longevity

Smooth the digestion

Prevent cavities and gingivitis

Slow the aging process

 

Sound amazing? It is! Take a look at some of tea’s properties, which make it so laden with healthy benefits.

 

Antioxidants in Tea

Antioxidants in tea are called polyphenols or flavonoids.

They are found in all types of tea, although in much higher concentrations in white and green tea. Antioxidants stop free radical cells from destroying the molecules that make up our bodies. And, they prevent aging and chronic disease. Catechin polyphenols, specifically, also inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the blood stream and prevent the formation of blood clots.

THE HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL (Harvard Women’s Health Watch) recognizes that in test tubes, catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage to cells and appear to have other disease-fighting properties.

Green tea contains 27% catechins

Oolong tea contains 23% catechins

Black tea contains 4% catechins

Caffeine in Tea

Unlike the caffeine you’ll find in coffee, the caffeine in tea acts as a gentle stimulus to your central nervous system by enhancing the flow of blood to your brain. It doesn’t affect your heart rate or circulation. Tea actually improves your concentration and reaction times, and heightens mental awareness and sensitivity.

The interaction of Caffeine and Tannin is a gentle and gradual process, and it provides an equally gradual long lasting and gently diminishing stimulus. Caffeine occurs naturally in tea, although in smaller concentration than in coffee, chocolate, or cola drinks.

Because the caffeine in tea acts as a gentle stimulant to the heart and circulatory system, it helps keep the walls of your blood vessels soft, which reduces the likelihood of atherosclerosis and heart attack.

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Tea Vs Coffee

There is a difference between the effect of caffeine in tea and effect of caffeine found in coffee. First, tea takes longer to affect you. It provides more of a subtle lift, and not the fast boost that caffeine in coffee provides. You could say that tea makes you alert, while coffee makes you nervous.

The caffeine in tea increases concentration, alertness, and accuracy, and enhances your senses of smell and taste. It also stimulates your digestive juices and metabolism, including your kidneys and liver, so your body can eliminate toxins and other unwanted substances with ease.

Caffeine acts primarily in our brains and muscles. In tea, the caffeine effect is complemented by another compound found only in tea, theophyline. Theophyline stimulates your respiratory system, heart and kidneys, which is why tea is helpful in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.

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