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Why Drinking Tea Without Caffeine is Beneficial for Health *
Tea is known for its many positive effects on health. However, tea leaves contain caffeine, a substance which some tea drinkers prefer to avoid. Caffeine free tea, including the blends available from Tea Forté, offers the same benefits as regular tea without the potential side effects.
Why Drink Caffeine Free?
While a small amount of caffeine may be beneficial, there are some people who choose to avoid it or who have to stay away for health reasons. Caffeine is stimulating and too much of it can result in symptoms such as shakes or jitters, irregular heartbeat, anxiety and adrenal fatigue. Decaffeinated tea is also preferable for drinking at night since caffeine may also cause insomnia.
Health Benefits of Caffeine Free Tea
In general, drinking tea has a positive effect on overall health. Decaffeinated blends offer different benefits depending on the type of tea.
Green and Black Teas
Both green and black tea contain compounds known as flavonoids. Also called polyphenols, catechin and quercetin are the two available in the highest amounts. Catechins are potent antioxidants, meaning that they combat cellular damage from free radicals. Free radicals are generated during normal metabolic processes as well as in response to stress and chemical exposure. These unstable molecules can cause everything from premature aging to DNA damage. Tea catechins may serve to stabilize free radicals, neutralizing them and rendering them harmless.
Quercetin is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound that blocks the production of histamine in the body. Since histamine is a major player in allergic reactions, teas containing quercetin may be helpful for those who suffer from reactions to seasonal irritants. Inflammation is also an underlying problem in most degenerative conditions, making quercetin potentially beneficial for a wide range of health problems from heart disease to arthritis.
Other benefits of catechins and quercetin include higher HDL "good" cholesterol levels, prevention of plaque buildup in arteries, blocking the uptake of cholesterol and even cancer prevention.
Herbal teas are not technically “tea”, and in many countries are called “tisanes” to avoid confusion. They are a blend of herbs, flowers and spices and do not contain the caffeine contributing Camillia Sinensis tea plant. Herbal teas offer a unique blend of flavors along with benefits that vary based on the ingredients.
Herbal teas have been shown to do everything from fight illness to prevent degenerative disease depending on the benefits of the flowers and herbs present. Antioxidants are present in most herbs, and all have some kind of medicinal quality. Some such as chamomile are good for calming the nerves while others including ginger aid in digestion. Certain herbs are known for their ability to improve mood in the short and long term.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease