Wu Long Tea for Anti-Aging?
Turning Back the Clock – Can Wu long Tea Help?
As we grow older, the effect of free radicals takes its toll on our bodies in the form of aging. Free radicals are produced in from a variety of sources including stress, pollution, and consuming chemical additives that are in many of the foods we eat each day.
Research studies have concluded that free radicals are a major factor in aging and the visible signs that go along with it such as dark spots and wrinkling of the skin.
In addition, other diseases related to aging such cancer, Alzheimer’s dementia, arthritis and inflammatory disease and heart/artery disease. may be caused in whole or part by free radical damage.
Fortunately you can take action to reduce the amount of these damaging substances in your body by increasing the antioxidant level in your body without drugs. Natural antioxidants are the best defense against free radicals.
One of these approaches includes drinking daily cups of wu long tea, also referred to as oolong tea. This tea variety is particularly rich in catechins, theaflavins and thearubigins that act as antioxidants and help destroy free radicals in the body.
Yet, the quality of the tea is essential for you to reap the anti-aging benefits. For example, grocery store versions of wulong and other blends have much lower levels of antioxidants because the leaves have been extremely processed or oxidized. The oxidation process reduces the overall catachin level, which diminishes the benefits of consumption.
To get the best quality and antioxidant potency for anti-aging purposes, purchase tea in bulk from a specialty tea distributor or merchant.
Most cities have tea shops where you can find high quality, fresh tea. In addition, there are many online sources for purchasing this tea and other varieties. A simple web search will yield a plethora of results.
In addition to its anti-aging attributes, wu long tea is an enjoyable, flavorful beverage with no known side effects. As always, consult your healthcare professional before taking natural products or beverages for medicinal purposes.
This article was written by Kerry Mott of www.wulongtea-info.com.
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