It is Time for White Tea

White Tea 1Health 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.

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.

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.

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.

I bet you did not know that you can use ACV for acne as well. Insulin is the cornerstone in hormonal acne. It can increase the levels of other hormones linked to acne and make your skin more sensitive to them. That’s why I’ve written about the importance of reducing insulin so many times.

This is one of the more plausible claims made for apple cider vinegar. A handful of small studies have shown that vinegar indeed reduces post-meal blood sugar and insulin levels. A recently published study on women with PCOS showed daily ingestion of vinegar reduced insulin resistance and improved hormonal profile. In this study the women had 1 tablespoon of apple vinegar every day for 90 days. The effect on insulin resistance was quite small and didn’t reach statistical significance. Another study on diabetic patients showed 30% decrease in insulin resistance.

The problem with all these studies is that they are very small, only 8 to 12 participants per study. As far as scientific evidence goes, this is very weak and you can’t make strong conclusions based on such small studies.