Tea is one of the most popular beverages. Some of the most popular types of tea are green tea, black tea and oolong tea made from the leaves of the same plant. Throughout the years, tea has been used as part of traditional medicine as it helps to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses. It also helps to reduce abdominal cramping, premenstrual syndrome and morning sickness in women. There are benefits to drinking tea for men as well. Today, we are going to cover the benefits of drinking tea for men.
1) Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Chamomile tea made from the chamomile flower is used to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It contains the antioxidant (Apigenin) which is a natural flavonoid that can cross the blood-brain barrier to reach the central nervous system and produce calming effects in the body. Clinical studies have found that chamomile tea is an effective treatment for anxiety and depression. Additionally, it promotes a better quality of sleep by maximising muscle relaxation.
2) Better Respiratory Health
Thyme tea contains beneficial oils that produce strong anti-inflammatory agents. They fight off bacteria, fungi and any foreign microorganisms such as E.coli and salmonella in the respiratory system. This helps to soothe an itchy throat and combat lung infections such as bronchitis. Another tea that aids the respiratory system is mint tea. It contains menthol that helps to clear clogged-up nasal congestion caused by allergies or the common flu.
3) Improves Immune System
More men suffer from high blood pressure than women. Rooibos tea contains a flavonoid called Chrysoeriol which is an effective agent that helps to prevent high blood pressure by balancing the blood glucose (sugar) level and lowering insulin resistance. This also improves cardiac health through Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibition which reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
4) Improve Muscle Strength
Lemon Verbena tea contains high-quality antioxidants that can be used as an energy supplement for men who work out regularly. It enhances muscle cells to repair and rebuild fast. This strengthens the muscles from sustaining any damage. Thus, increasing and maintaining one’s stamina. It also reduces joint pain by decreasing muscle tension.
5) Relieve Symptoms of BPH
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a medical term that refers to an enlarged prostate. It is not cancerous but is caused by an abnormal hormonal change in men. This activates an uncontrollable growth of prostate cells which causes the prostate gland to expand abnormally. This condition is common in men aged over 50 and it affects 50% of men aged 51 to 60 years old and 90% of men over 80 years old.
Nettle tea is made from the leaves of the stinging nettle plant which is effective at relieving symptoms of BPH. So, nettle tea helps to relieve the intense burning pain when urinating and flushes the harmful bacteria sitting in the urinary tract.
6) Prevent Chronic DiseasesMatcha tea is made from the same plant as green and black tea. It is richer in catechins which are natural antioxidants, as compared to green tea. The concentrated antioxidants fight the unstable free radicals to prevent them from harming the body's cells. This reduces the risk of chronic illnesses