Argumentative Essay On Drinking Tea

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East or West, drinking tea has been regarded for thousands of years as a key to good health, wisdom, and happiness. In fact, tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world, next to water. Up to now, scientists are still discovering the many health benefits of various types of tea. Current findings suggest that some teas may help prevent or treat certain diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, promote weight loss, increase immune function, and improve mental alertness.
Experts, including Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, LD, spokeswoman of the American Dietetic Association, say that there does not seem to be any downside to tea drinking, which provides a healthy alternative to drinking coffee. Tea has a lower caffeine
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It is also used to control bleeding, improve cholesterol levels, prevent clogging of arteries, and to promote heart health. Other traditional uses also include regulating body temperature, reducing blood sugar, treating gas, promoting digestion, and improving mental health. It is believed to burn fat, counteract stress, and reduce one’s risk of brain disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, as well as stroke. Studies suggest that green tea antioxidants may interfere with the growth of certain cancers such as breast, lung, bladder, pancreatic, stomach, and colorectal …show more content…
Also made from fermented tea leaves, oolong tea has been shown to have antioxidants that help lower bad cholesterol levels. Some manufacturers therefore market some varieties of oolong tea as a weight loss supplement, but more evidence is needed to support these claims.

• White tea. This tea comes from unprocessed and unfermented tea leaves. One study found that this tea has the most potent properties against cancer compared to processed tea.

• Pu-erh tea. This tea is made from aged and fermented leaves. It is also considered a black tea, with its leaves pressed into cakes. Animal studies show that pu-erh tea may reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and prevent weight gain.

• Herbal tea. This is tea made from herbs, seeds, fruits, flowers or roots of various plants. Herbal teas have chemical compositions vary widely, depending on the source. They also have lower concentrations of antioxidants compared to green, black, white, or oolong teas. Popular herbal teas include ginkgo biloba, jasmine, chamomile, ginger, ginseng, hibiscus, rosehip, mint, rooibos, and echinacea. Although there is limited evidence on the health benefits of herbal teas, there are many claims that they help reduce weight, prevent colds, and promote relaxation and

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