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Anti-Aging Superfood — Antioxidants in Tea

Unequaled by any other beverage on the market, organic teas contain a powerful array of antioxidants for your total health and fitness — over 10 times the number of antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, and 100 times more powerful than Vitamin C. For the health novice, antioxidants are those substances which attack “free radicals,” which are dangerous to the body's health and which contribute to degenerative diseases that are associated with aging. The superabundant antioxidants contained in Karma Kisses teas are powerful agents in the fight for optimum health and longevity.

It is no longer news that science has proven that tea is an astounding natural concoction that is full of antioxidants, an illness-fighting mixture that aids in losing weight, slowing down aging, increasing mental health, preventing diseases and much more. Again, studies have demonstrated that antioxidants in green and black teas are very useful to our health as they adjust our body’s metabolism to nullify harmful chemicals, such as preventing DNA harm related to tobacco and other toxins.

Unlike fruits and vegetables, tea has special kinds of polyphenol antioxidants. Catechins, thearubigins and epicatechins are a type of powerful antioxidant called flavonoids and are listed in the USDA chart. They safeguard cells from free radicals, which can cause blood clot formation, atherosclerosis and cancer. The planet’s biggest tea drinkers such as Japan, China, and most of Asia, experience lesser heart-related problems and do not contract cancer that is slowly becoming widespread in the Western World.

Tea vs. Free Radicals

Free radicals are extremely reactive toxins which damage DNA and cells.

Free radicals are present everywhere – in the food we eat, in the air we breathe, and even in the rays of sun. Every moment of the day, the body takes in oxygen and converts it into energy via a process known as oxidation. Free radicals are release during this process.

Free radicals are often wiped up by antioxidants because they are harmful to us. However, this process turns out to be more efficient as we grow old.

High-quality organic tea is a great source of catechin, an extremely potent antioxidant. It has been discovered to be one hundred times more effectual in the neutralization of free radicals than vitamin C and twenty-five times more potent than Vitamin E. The majority of herbal blends that enhance fertility, for example, use green tea as a common ingredient, so it's beneficial for anyone who would like to feel younger.

The Health Benefits of Tea Antioxidants

Most of the research points towards regular tea drinkers having lower chances of contracting heart disease, stroke, lower total and LDL (also known as “bad” cholesterol. They also are reported to recuperate quicker from heart attacks. Certain lab tests have shown that green and black tea can assist in boosting metabolism in helping to lose weight, prevent allergic response, delay the growth of tumours, shield bones, combat bad breath, promotes better skin, defend against Parkinson’s disease, and even slow the start of diabetes. One particular study on bladder cancer cells shows how green tea makes cancer cells behave weirdly; they mature faster, stick together closely, and have a difficult time reproducing themselves.

Some other studies have also proven that antioxidants in tea can prevent skin cancer and when applied to the skin as a form of lotion, can block out harmful rays from the sun that are responsible for skin cancer.

All these analyses are suggesting that drinking tea is definitely good for you. It contains no calories, but a lot of polyphenols. Plus if you drink tea, it also means you are not drinking soda. And that is already a huge advantage. Water, on the other hand, does not have anti-aging characteristics and illness-fighting polyphenols.

It is recommended by researchers to drink more than 3 to 10 cups of green or black tea in a day, beginning with your breakfast. You could switch to naturally low-caffeine options such as green tea or oolong tea during lunch time if the need arises. You can still get antioxidants such as flavonoids even if you are not drinking coffee.

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Understanding Antioxidants

Antioxidant vs. Free Radical
The amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live.
— Dr. Richard Cutler, former Director of the National Institute of Aging, Washington, U.S.A.
Antioxidants are “free radical scavengers” which slows down, or even prevents, the oxidation of molecules and cell aging in the body.

What Are Free Radicals?

First identified by Moses Gomberg in 1900, free radicals are molecular species that are highly reactive. As the cells produce energy (for function and survival), they also create oxygen molecules that are unstable because their electrons are unpaired.
In the human body, if these unstable molecules go together with other molecules, they would kill their newly acquainted fellows, thereby creating a destructive process in our cells and speeding up the aging process. Free radicals may even be a big player in the formation of cancerous cells by a “chain-reaction” effect, causing other cells to become damaged.
Drinking, radiation, air pollution, drugs, and cigarette smoking spawn free radicals. If we persistently have stress and do not take them away by way of exercise, we give way to the formation of harmful free radicals. Lacking a good night of sleep also excites production of more free radicals. A lot of changes in our body are as a result of the activities of the free radicals. They damage the DNA and impair other vital functions of cells, causing premature death to these cells. Over time, all these damages would mount up and cause our body to accelerate aging.

How Antioxidants Work

Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances found in plants, with the capacity to neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidation of other molecules (by the name itself: antioxidant). Antioxidants prevent the formation of free radicals. It is believed that when our bodies have an abundance of antioxidants, we can reduce or prevent the harm free radicals often cause.

Benefits of Antioxidants

Antioxidants offer us the benefit of protecting us from degenerative and age-related diseases, such as coronary heart diseases, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, etc., as well as helping us look younger, live longer, feel more energetic and maintain optimum health. These “guardian angels” can also slow outward signs of aging by minimizing wrinkles and preserving our skin’s natural “glow.” Some studies also suggest that antioxidant supplements help protect skin from sun damage.
Antioxidants are also believed to strengthen our immune resistance to diseases such as influenza and other bacterial and viral infections, and to reduce a person’s risk of acquiring cancer, an incurable disease. Indeed they seem like are the nutritional equivalent of our best friend — loyal protectors and nurturers of our cells, repelling disease, and promoting good health.
Foods rich in antioxidants like fruits, vegetables and tea, can help balance our antioxidant load. A regular diet rich in antioxidants can help keep you healthy, inside and out.