How does White Tea work?

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Health benefits of white tea include reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular disorder and improvement in oral health. It has antioxidant and anti-aging properties which help in maintaining good health and healthy skin. It protects skin from the harmful effects of UV light. With its antibacterial properties white tea protects the body from various infection causing bacteria.

Though white tea is consumed as a common beverage it has plenty of health benefits that can be accounted for after several studies have been carried out both in the present and in the past as well. Due to these benefits it is considered as a better alternative than coffee which contains high percentage of caffeine.

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White tea provides relief to diabetic people from symptoms such as decrease plasma glucose levels, increase insulin secretion and excessive thirst (polydipsia). Intake of white tea also helps in losing weight.
There are different types of tea that exist in the market today. Green tea, hibiscus tea and chamomile tea are examples of types of tea that people are used to. Intake of tea has for a very long time been known to have positive effects on human beings and this is why the people from the East refer to it as the key ingredient to wisdom, happiness and perfect health.

White tea contains nutrients and antimicrobial qualities that protect the body against occurrence of diseases. Green and black teas are equally beneficial but it is the white tea that undergoes less processing which helps in retaining high levels of phytochemicals. Due to minimal processing the production of white tea requires much lesser time and labor as computed to black tea or green tea production.

History suggests that white tea may have originated in china. With changing dynasties of china in the past the production of white also changed. The modern process that is used emerged in 1700, with time various types of white tea were created using selected type of tea bushes. And after many years the exportation of white tea from china began.

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Healthy and youthful skin: White tea also helps in maintaining healthy and youthful skin. Use of white tea is recommended due to its antioxidant properties which help in quick repair and recovery of damaged skin. It is also beneficial in protecting skin against effects of ultraviolet light.

Oral health: Health benefits of white tea include improvement in oral health. The presence of polyphenols, flavonoids and tannins help in inhibiting growth of various bacteria that may cause plaque formation. The fluoride content found in white tea may also be effective in reducing risk of dental caries or tooth decay/cavity.

Nutritional value of white tea: White tea contains tannins, fluoride and flavonoids such as catechins and polyphenols. These are responsible for the various health benefits that white tea provides.

Cancer prevention: Just like green tea, white tea may be beneficial in preventing cancer such as lung cancer. Research suggests that white tea is a potential anticancer, chemopreventive agent and its extract may induce apoptosis or cell death and may help in preventing new cell growth in lung cancer. It has antimutagenic properties as well. Further research is needed to identify and confirm anticancer properties of white tea for other types of cancer.

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