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Health Benefits of White Tea

Drink Chinese white tea can have the following benefits.

Night blindness/dry eyes prevention, anti-radiation

White tea is rich in provitamin A. After being absorbed by the body, this can quickly be converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A can synthesise rhodopsin, which allows the eyes to see more clearly in darkness and can prevent night blindness and dry-eye disease. White tea is also rich in anti-radiation substances, which have a significant protective effect on the haematopoietic function and can protect against television radiation.

Beauty benefits and anti-aging effect

White tea is lightly fermented, which means it is not fired, but naturally withered. This ensures a high content of vitamin C and tea polyphenols.

White tea is very rich in vitamin C – its vitamin C content is greater than that of lemon, orange and tomato, and is not destroyed even at 90℃. This can effectively prevent the formation of spots.

The tea polyphenols and aromatic substances contained in white tea can protect against premature skin aging, inhibit pigmentation and keep skin moist.

Anti-viral effect and immunity-boosting

Research has shown that white tea extract may have a preventive effect on staphylococcal infection, streptococcal infection, pneumonia and dental caries. Various toothpastes have white tea extract added, which enhances their bactericidal effects. Research has also shown that white tea extract has an anti-fungal effect on Penicillium and yeast.

Treating diabetes

The tea polysaccharide contained in white tea is an acidic glycoprotein; it combines with diverse mineral elements to produce a tea polysaccharide complex.

Polyphenols and lipids contained in white tea have the effect of promoting insulin synthesis, and polysaccharides in EGCG have the effect of removing excess polysaccharides in the blood. Tea polyphenols have a regulating effect on glucose metabolism disorder, lowering blood sugar levels.

Preventing cerebrovascular disease

According to research, a hypercoagulable state is an important condition for thrombosis. White tea has anticoagulant and fibrinolysis effects, which means it can help relieve this condition. Meanwhile, it has none of the side effects of general anticoagulant drugs.

One study showed that white tea can reduce blood viscosity, reduce blood hypercoagulability, increase blood flow, improve circulation, and prevent thrombosis.

Reducing blood pressure

As mentioned, white tea is rich in tea polyphenols and vitamin C. The former can promote the absorption of the latter. Vitamin C can move cholesterol from the arterial wall to the liver, lowering the concentration of cholesterol in the blood, at the same time enhancing the elasticity and penetration of blood vessels. White tea can also indirectly cause depressurisation through diuretic and sodium excretion. The aminophylline contained in the tea can dilate blood vessels, improving blood circulation and helping to lower blood pressure. Chinese medicine practitioners in Fujian still prescribe Silver Needle White Tea for their patients.

Supporting weight loss

Scientific research has also shown that white tea extract can significantly reduce the effect of genes involved in the growth of new cells, which can reduce fat; it can also promote the decomposition of fat molecules in existing fat cells.

In people drinking white tea over many years, a 20% reduction in male and a 30% reduction in female body fat was shown compared to people drinking little or no white tea.

Fighting cancer

Polyphenolic compounds in white tea leaves, especially EGCG and ECG, have anti-tumor effects; some trace elements (such as selenium), vitamins (such as vitamin C, vitamin E) and antioxidants contained in the leaves can also help fight against cancer.

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