Purple tea might sound like a mythical drink inspired by science fiction drama. But much like green tea, and countless other teas on the market today, there are real and significant health benefits of purple tea to consider.
How Can Purple Tea Improve Your Health
What is Purple Tea?
Purple tea is derived from Camellia Sinensis, the same plant as white, black, and green tea. A genetic mutation in the plants essentially causes the leaves to turn the drink purple. Anthocyanins cause this interesting discoloration.
Purple tea’s anthocyanins, composed of many phytochemicals, exhibit extraordinary health benefits such as the items indicated below. It doesn’t taste too bad either, having a similar taste to white tea but with a fruity, raspberry hint.
Purple Tea Benefits
There are several benefits to purple tea, whether it’s for drinking or as an ingredient to skin care products. These benefits make it worth a second glance and another sip or two of the delicious brew. But many people are discovering that while purple tea benefits go well beneath the skin’s surface, some of the benefits truly are skin deep, resulting in younger looking skin and true wrinkle-fighting power.
1. Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Viral Properties
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, drinking this tea helps you fight off fevers and flu. It can also help ease pain from arthritis and other inflammation in the body.
2. Antioxidant Properties Galore
Purple tea contains more antioxidants than black and green tea, believed to fight several types of cancer, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, oral cancer, and tumor metastasis.
3. Improved Cardiovascular Health
This Kenyan tea reduces LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol (the beneficial variety), thus preventing risks of high blood pressure.
4. May Enhance Cognitive Function
According to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the antioxidants found in Kenyan purple tea may boost brain health and function. This means purple tea could be taken in supplement form to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
5. Assists in the War on Obesity
Kenyan purple tea is also an outstanding source of catechins and epigallocatechin galette (EPCG). Both of which help with weight loss, more specifically with fighting off body fat and diseases.
6. Prevents Diabetes
The unique phytochemicals found in purple tea helps control blood sugar. Those with a higher risk of diabetes would benefit from drinking it.
7. Detoxifies the Liver and Improves Liver Health
It improves metabolism of hepatic fat, which helps detoxify the liver. This, in turn, helps the body lose unwanted fat and other dangerous toxins in the body.
8. Helps to Prevent Hair Loss and Improves Scalp Health
Daily Nation cites benefits, such as evening out the skin tone, oxygenating the skin, and serving as a tonic to soothe the scalp and aid with the prevention of hair loss. Most people recognize visible results within only a few short weeks of use (typically after two weeks of use) from drinking tea alone. Using skin care products that contain purple tea and its active ingredients can enhance those benefits, offering even faster results.
9. Improves Vision
Delphinidin, the same compound that helps control blood sugar, also contributes to improved eye health. It is suggested that delphinidin offers relief from dry eyes.
10. Almost No Calories
Half a liter of purple tea only has about 10 calories. So you won’t have to worry about it contributing to your daily calorie count.
11. Anti-Aging Properties
The tea is also a popular ingredient in a variety of skincare products that help to fight wrinkles, improve skin tone, enhance complexion, and support overall beauty. While it originated in India, Times of India reports that the rich brew is only available in Kenya, the world’s largest producer of tea after China and India.
12. No Caffeine Jitters
One of the unanticipated benefits of purple tea is its lower caffeine content when compared to not-so-distant relatives like green and black tea. This allows you to drink more of this delicious concoction without experiencing unwanted caffeine jitters as a result.
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In other words, these anthocyanins are hugely beneficial to your health today and tomorrow. How wonderful it would be to literally drink your way to better health. Not only can it control high blood pressure and aid in weight loss it can also fight off many of the visible signs of aging, such as uneven skin tones, wrinkles, fine lines, and more.
If you don’t have to drink purple tea you can still enjoy the many benefits this delicious brew has to offer in the form of skin care products and supplements. Why not try it today and see what a difference it can make for you.
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