One of my intentions for the year was to become a daily tea drinker. I want to be one of those people who enjoy several cups of tea each day. Having discovered the numerous benefits of drinking green tea, I decided that becoming an avid tea drinker would benefit me long term.
So far, I’m enjoying my new habit. I have to admit that I skip a few days here and there. But, I’m ready to take my tea drinking routine way more seriously now that I learned of one type of tea that can help us stay young forever.
Well, maybe not forever. But it has been shown in studies to help prevent collagen breakdown in the body.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to learn this.
As you all know, I’m an avid fan of collagen supplementation. If you’re over the age of 20, you might want to listen up. Collagen, the stuff that keeps our skin firm, plump, and smooth, starts to quickly deplete the older we become. The goods news is that we can do something about it.
The first plan of action is to supplement with collagen ASAP. Back in the day, the consensus was that taking collagen supplements was futile but new information supports the idea that collagen taken orally is actually absorbed and utilized by the body. Don’t take my word for it, there are hundreds of people online who’ve shared their positive experiences after incorporating collagen into their routine.
Supplementation helps to build some of the lost collagen but I’ve just discovered a tea that can help to slow down the breaking down of collagen in our body. Yes! By drinking a cup of tea a day, we can actually help to halt the aging of our skin.
The magical tea I’m speaking of is white tea. Yes, by enjoying a cup or two of white tea daily, you’re helping to maintain youthful skin. According to this study, white tea outperformed over 20 other plant extracts in slowing down the deterioration of skin. Basically, white tea was shown as a superior fighter in the war against elastase (the enzyme that breaks down the elastin in our skin).
That’s all I needed to hear. Now my collection of teas will consist mainly of bamboo, green and white tea. Bamboo tea will support my hair & nails, white tea will keep my skin firm and the green tea will help promote a healthy weight. Seems like I got all of my bases covered.
White tea has some other benefits beyond collagen protection. In studies, white tea has been shown to prevent the formation of fat cells while boosting metabolism. Some have even said that white tea provides cognitive benefits as well. I’ve never been more excited to incorporate something into my regimen as I am now with white tea!