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Benefits of White Tea


by Elana Garay

SPORTS AND HEALTH EDITOR

 

PHOTO CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA

PHOTO CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA

Tea is a soothing drink that many people around the world consume whether it’s for medical use or as a beverage. There are different types of tea with their own benefits but the one that stands out is white tea. There are many health benefits with white tea which includes the prevention of cancer and a high amount of antioxidants and so on.

On the website whiteteaguide.com it explains what white tea contains: “White tea protects against cancer, heart disease, and stroke … It eases the symptoms of illness and promotes recovery. White tea strengthens the circulatory and immune systems as well as bones and teeth, and builds healthy skin.”

White tea provides more health benefits than other teas such as black tea and green tea. It is the healthiest teas to drink due to the many benefits that it has, and that reason would be due to the less processing than other teas.

“According to a 2009 study at Kingston University, white tea was found to have high anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-collagenase, and anti-elastase properties. This could potentially reduce the risks of developing rheumatoid arthritis, some cancers, heart disease and slow the enzymatic break-down of elastin and collagen, traits which accompany aging,” stated from the website draxe.com. White tea can be another drink to take in during the day especially for better health.