Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and in its purest form, tea has many health benefits.
The biggest benefit of tea is it's anti-inflammatory power. Tea can help prevent heart disease, heart attack, and stroke because it can reduce the cardiovascular risks. But, the best way to get the full benefits is to drink it without any added sugar. Sugar can neutralize the benefits of tea and can create additional inflammation in the body. Sugar spikes your insulin level, and that contributes to inflammation. A little sugar won't kill you but there is sugar in many things your eat. Too much sugar can start to eat away at the lining of your arteries and trigger plaque buildup, and raises your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.
Tea can help you lose weight when you have it without any added sugar. A good choice for losing weight is green tea because it helps lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, that's great news for your heart too. The powerful antioxidants in green tea, especially epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, is an antioxidant that can help prevent atherosclerosis, the build up of plaque in your arteries. Green tea can also boost your metabolism giving you more energy to exercise and lose weight.
White tea is harvested from the young buds of the tea plant and is the purest tea, for overall heart health. The flavonoids in white tea are good for the heart and help dilate the arteries by thinning the blood, lowering blood pressure, and reducing bad cholesterol. White tea may help protect your heart and also the entire circulatory system.
Exercise has the most impact to help control or modify the risk factors to your heart. It improves the muscles ability to pull oxygen out of the blood, reducing the need for the heart to pump more blood to the muscles. It reduces stress hormones that put an extra burden on your heart. Exercise works like a beta blocker to slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure and it increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) "the good" cholesterol and helps control triglycerides.