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Tea is the most popular beverage in the world after water, and so many people worldwide are already consuming camellia. Black, green, white, and yellow tea are all made using camellia leaves.

Tea can be a lovely way to stay warm and relaxed on a cold, busy morning. Camellia is, however, far more than just warm and tasty — it comes with a whole range of health benefits.

Anti-Cancer

Extracts of camellia have shown promise in fighting some colon and rectal cancers, stopping certain cancerous cells from growing. More research will need to be done to prove camellia's overall effectiveness and amplify its effects, but in the future, camellia may be used alongside other treatments, perhaps causing fewer negative side effects.

There is also evidence that consuming camellia teas may help prevent some tumors from forming in the first place, as long as the tea is not too hot.

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Antioxidant

Some of camellia's anti-cancer effects may be due to its antioxidant properties. Oxidants are harmful chemicals that build up in the body due to sun exposure, pollution, and as a consequence of age. They can damage cells, contribute to illness, and cause inflammation.

Camellia is highly effective in reducing harmful oxidants in the body.

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Heart-Healthy

Green and black teas made with camellia have powerful effects on heart health. One study found that people who drank these teas had significantly lower cholesterol and blood pressure. This effect was observed both in healthy adults and in those with a higher risk of heart problems.

Camellia may be a great addition to a heart-healthy diet.

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Prevents Strokes

In observational studies, researchers found that consuming two or three cups of tea per day was associated with a reduced risk of stroke in older adults. Polyphenols in camellia may be behind this effect. This may also be due to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which reduce the risk of clots forming in the first place.

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Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Japanese studies link the consumption of camellia tea with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. White tea made with camellia may have even more value for people with diabetes. There's evidence that consuming the white tea will help [https]protect the liver from diabetes-related complications.

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Anti-Aging

Aging is a natural part of life, but damage from pollution, tobacco use, sun exposure, and other risk factors can lead to more wrinkles and faster aging.

The antioxidants in camellia seem to be effective in diminishing and preventing age-related skin damage. Drinking tea regularly may help prevent wrinkles, lower the risk of age-related disease, and promote healthier skin.

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Good Source of Caffeine

Many people rely on caffeine as part of their daily routine. Unfortunately, many caffeinated drinks come with high sugar, unhealthy fats, and negative side effects like stomach upset.

Camellia is a healthy alternative to energy drinks with generally milder side effects than a cup of coffee. Those who wish to avoid caffeine altogether can also enjoy decaffeinated camellia teas. The process of effervescence removes caffeine from tea while retaining the antioxidants and nutritional benefits.

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Nutritious

Tea is a great part of a nutritious diet. It contains chemicals and minerals essential for healthy development. A splash of milk can add healthy fat, though it's not necessary and may reduce the antioxidant effects. Honey, lemon, and other healthy additives can be beneficial for taste and nutrition.

Camellia can even enhance the nutrition content of other foods. Adding green and yellow tea leaves to cookies increases their fiber content!

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Aids Healthy Weight Loss

For those attempting to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise, tea is a beneficial tool. Tea delivers nutrients and minerals with relatively few calories. It can be a tastier and more satisfying beverage than water, helping people feel full for longer.

Those adding tea to a healthier diet should be sure to drink plenty of water as well for hydration, and make sure to get enough calories in their diet for healthy bone and muscle growth.

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Protects the Brain

One of the most beneficial effects of camellia may be its impact on cognitive health. Research into Alzheimer's and similar brain conditions found that consuming green tea over two months led to better cognitive function.

Camellia helps reduce inflammation and harmful chemicals produced in the brain, helping to ease the symptoms of Alzheimer's. The plant's antioxidants may also help slow age-related cognitive decline.

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