The Main Health Benefits of Organic Tea
Organic tea tends to cost a bit more, and it’s natural to wonder if the expense is merited. After learning a few beneficial secrets of organic tea, though, you are sure to agree that the benefits are well worth the extra cost.
Organic tea, be it black, white, green, or oolong; or made from flowers, herbs, or fruit, provide various health benefits together with a delicious flavour. The health benefits of organic teas are many. Organic tea and herbal tea provide several positive health benefits to people of all age groups, thanks to their catechins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. In addition, drinking organic tea leaves you feeling healthier because of the absence of chemicals.
Organic tea is grown, harvested and packaged according to strict guidelines that focus on protecting the environment in which the tea is grown and protecting the harvested tea from any subsequent chemical contamination. Organically grown teas, once harvested though, are processed the same way that non-organic teas are processed.
Organic Tea Is Toxin Free
Organic tea is grown without harmful pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. Drinking organic tea ensures that you do not consume the toxins in these chemicals. Many pesticides have been banned because of their toxic effect on both the environment and the human body, but many are still used. Once in the human body pesticides may be metabolized, stored, or accumulated in body fat. The numerous negative health effects that have been associated with chemical pesticides include, among other effects, dermatological, gastrointestinal, neurological, carcinogenic, respiratory, reproductive, and endocrine effects.
Organic Tea Tastes Better
Because no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals are used to grow organic tea, its natural, delicious flavours are able to shine through. With conventionally-grown teas, the leaves are typically air-dried without being rinsed. As a result, traces of synthetic chemicals remain as the leaves are dried. Those chemicals can mask the natural flavour of the tea and sometimes impart their own flavours too, which may result in a less pleasurable tea drinking experience.
Organic Tea Helps to Keep Your Digestive System Healthy
It is important to keep your gut healthy because your digestive system is connected to your overall well-being. Tea helps to restore the balance of bacteria in your gut and to improve the functioning of the gut. The chemicals in glyphosate herbicides exert a damaging effect on the microbial life in the gut. While some of the science on this issue is still evolving, what we can say is that it does change the balance of the bacteria in the microbiome, setting the stage for leaky gut and autoimmune disease. Pesticides also have a harmful effect on the microbiome in the gut.
Organic Tea Can Cure Illness
Studies are increasingly showing signs that organic teas’ nutrients and compounds can help improve or prevent certain conditions. Organic green tea, in particular, can help ward off heart disease, and reduce the risk of developing arthritis. Studies also suggest it can assist in the prevention of cataracts caused by the aging process.
Organic Tea Increases Your Antioxidant Intake
When you drink organic tea, you provide your body with a large amount of antioxidants. These help to keep you healthy by combating the effects of free radicals. Antioxidants help to protect your heart, reduce infections, and may even prevent cancer developing. They also slow down the aging process; improve skin texture; and may also protect against Alzheimer’s. This means that by drinking organic tea you are improving your health.
Organic Tea Keeps You Healthy
In general, organic teas tend to have higher concentrations of the most beneficial vitamins and minerals. Many black, green, white, and oolong tea blends contain vitamins A, C, E, and K. They often contain potassium, magnesium, and calcium as well, and the flavonoids found in tea are prized for their antioxidative properties. Antioxidants combat harmful free radicals that can cause early aging and that may negatively impact the immune system.
Teas generally improve your health, and they contain vitamins and minerals which help to keep you healthy. Chemically grown tea also has beneficial vitamins and minerals, but at the same time the chemicals from the pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides which can be found in the leaves, have harmful effects on the body. Drinking organic tea is clearly the wiser choice.
To give two examples, Vitamin H (or biotin) helps the metabolism. Biotin keeps the hair and skin healthy and promotes a healthy nervous system. Tea also contains Vitamin D, which strengthens bones and teeth and reduces depression. Vitamin D also reduces the risk of infectious diseases, such as flu and reduces the risk of diabetes. People with depression or fibromyalgia often benefit from Vitamin D.
An organic tea plantation in North Thailand.