Whether it is served hot or cold, tea is the one of the most popular beverage in the world. Beyond hydration, tea contains a plethora of antioxidants and is extremely beneficial for health!
Like Champagne, Pu’er tea can only originate from the Pu’er county in Yunnan, China. This special tea comes in 2 forms: Raw and Ripe. Pu’er tea leaves undergo a a long process of preparation where the leaves are sundried and rolled before going through microbial fermentation and oxidation to improve its taste and texture. To find out more about this unique tea, click here to read.
Major health benefits of Pu’er tea
From boosting energy to prevention of cancer, Pu’er tea has a wide range of health benefits. Here is the top 10 most recognised health benefits of Pu’er tea:
- Helps to lose weight
- Prevents heart disease
- Increases energy
- Reduces Stress
- Aids Bone health
- Prevents Cancer
- Aids in skin care
- Prevents diabetes
- Cleanses Toxins
- Aids in Digestion
Free radicals and Antioxidants
The formation of free radicals in our body evokes a chain reaction in our DNA–the building blocks of the body. This oxidative damage is responsible for the occurrence of a number of diseases. Consuming Pu’er tea at least twice a day boosts your defence mechanism as well as kills the free radicals in your body.
On top of that, the polyphenolic compounds and flavonols present in Pu’er tea, for example gallic acid and catechins, are vital compounds are known to prevent cancer, oxidation and provide anti-inflammatory properties.
In our next article,we’ll discuss how drinking Pu’er tea can help you lose weight with less physical effort.