3 Teas Packed with Anti-Aging Power

Last week, I sent you some surprising research about how drinking tea could slash your risk of cognitive decline in half.

Researchers at the National University of Singapore found that a cup of tea a day can keep dementia away. Especially for those who are genetically predisposed to this debilitating disease.

And now this week, I want to share with you three different types of teas you can add to your anti-aging arsenal.

Remember, along with these groundbreaking statistics, the research also noted that the type of tea consumed doesn’t matter.

The only requirement was that the tea must be brewed from leaves. Think green tea, black tea … and, yes, even decaf tea!

Anti-Aging Tea #1: Rooibos

A South African tea that is caffeine-free, Rooibos is a go-to drink at any time of the day.

This "red tea" acts as a bronchodilator. That means it can open your airways and help you breathe better.

Rooibos is also a potent stress reliever. It can ease nervous tension and high blood pressure. And lowered blood pressure can keep your risk of heart attacks and atherosclerosis (hardening/narrowing arteries) at bay.

Rooibos also contains Aspalathin. This unique antioxidant helps to:

  Balance blood sugar

  Improve insulin resistance

  Help muscles absorb glucose

  Boost the insulin secretion from the pancreas

These benefits create a powerful defense against Type 2 diabetes. That, as you may know, is one of the most-dangerous and growing health conditions today.

Rooibos tea can also protect people who already have diabetes. By balancing blood sugar levels, this red tea can prevent dramatic spikes and drops of blood sugar.

Rooibos can also relieve headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, allergies and kidney stones.

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Anti-Aging Tea #2: Hibiscus

Known for its tart flavor and flamboyant red color, Hibiscus tea is a refreshing drink hot or cold.

Studies have shown that drinking two to three cups of Hibiscus tea a day helps rid the body of free radicals. Doing so can reverse the effects of aging and protect against heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and even cancer.

Hibiscus tea also contains something called hibiscus protocatechuic acid. PCA comes from dried hibiscus flowers, and has anti-tumor and antioxidant properties.

This flower tea can also slow the growth of cancerous cells by inducing something called apoptosis. That process is also known as programmed cell death, or the suicide of unneeded/unwanted cells.

Hibiscus tea is rich in Vitamin C, so you’re giving your immune system a boost every time you drink it. Which is never a bad thing.

The fat-burning ability of Pu-erh is a two-headed spear, however …

It can contain as much as 100 milligrams of caffeine in a standard cup. (To compare, an 8-ounce cup of black tea could contain about 47 mg, while a similar amount of coffee can have 150 mg on average.)

However, the fat-burning effects of caffeine are very well-proven …

Caffeine jumpstarts the process of lipolysis. That’s when your body releases free fatty acids into the bloodstream. Meaning, caffeine boosts your metabolism and helps you burn fat.

Anti-Aging Tea #3: Pu-erh

Pu-erh tea was first popularized by the Han Dynasty in China all the way back around the year 25CE. It is treasured for its many health benefits.

This "slimming" tea’s unique fat-burning properties set it apart from any other tea.

Obesity is the second-leading cause of preventable death. And not only could keeping your body fat at a healthy level help with longevity, but it can also be key to exceptional aging.

Pu-erh undergoes a natural fermentation process. During it, microorganisms form on the leaves, bacteria known as aspergillus niger and saccharomyces.

Your GI system uses A. niger and saccharomyces (both fungi) as a source for beneficial digestive enzymes. These enzymes work with bacteria to break down foods as they enter the GI tract. They break down carbs, fats and proteins into simpler substances that allow the healthy bacteria to utilize them.

Basically, Pu-erh helps your body use food as a fuel source more efficiently. In turn, this can prevent excess weight gain you might more normally experience.

The fat-burning ability of Pu-erh is a two-headed spear, however …

It can contain as much as 100 milligrams of caffeine in a standard cup. (To compare, an 8-ounce cup of black tea could contain about 47 mg, while a similar amount of coffee can have 150 mg on average.)

However, the fat-burning effects of caffeine are very well-proven …

Caffeine jumpstarts the process of lipolysis. That’s when your body releases free fatty acids into the bloodstream. Meaning, caffeine boosts your metabolism and helps you burn fat.

You’ll have to decide whether any of these teas are right for you. But each can add great anti-aging and cognitive-function-preserving benefits to your daily diet.

Other healthy teas you can drink include green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea, jasmine tea, Matcha and many more.

What’s your tea of choice?

Please share with our other readers your favorite teas by in the comment section below.

Happy and Healthy Investing,
Brad

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  2. Rooibos is unique to South Africa and is grown naturally in a mountainous area of the Cape known as the Cederberg. Rooibos is the Afrikaans language name for ” Red Bush “

  3. Rooibos indeed comes from South Africa. It can be purchased in either the fermented redbush “red tea” form, or as the unfermented green form. The red form contains huge amounts of anti-oxidents, while its green form has about TWICE that amount! Either one is a very nice drink all by itself, with just a hint of natural sweetness.

  4. Great article! I used to drink hibiscus tea all the time. Its soooooo good. This article convinced me to get back into that 🙂

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  5. I’ve been drinking Chai Green Tea for about 15 years now. Prefer loose leaf, but when traveling or limited for time, Stash Tea makes the best packaged Chai Green Tea I’ve ever found. Don’t make the mistake of buying their Premium Green Tea, a world of difference in taste, and not for the better 🙂

  6. Chamomile tea before bed, I think I learned from Brad, works beautifully….go to sleep quickly and deep sleep for 6 hours….

  7. I drink black tea but am interested in trying Pu-erh. BTW….the article calls aspergillus niger a bacteria and then says it is a fungus. It is a fungus.

  8. Please explain the process of brewing tea leaves and where do you buy the three types mentioned?

  9. Rooibos (red bush in the Afrikaans language) tea is indigenous to South Africa, the world’s largest producer – not South America.

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