Whether it is served hot or cold, tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Beyond hydration, tea contains a plethora of antioxidants and is extremely beneficial for health!
Like Champagne, Pu-erh tea (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 long process of preparation where the leaves are sun dried and rolled before going through microbial fermentation and oxidation to improve its taste and texture.
Major health benefits of Pu-erh tea
From boosting energy to prevention of cancer, Puér tea has a wide range of health benefits. Here is the top
10 most recognised health benefits of Pu-erh 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 defense mechanism as well as kills the free radicals in your body. On top of that, the polyphenolic compounds and flavonoids present in Puér tea, for example gallic acid and catechins, are vital compounds 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.