Pu-erh tea or Pu’er is a type of dark tea that has its origins in the Yunnan province of China. The fermentation process of pu-erh is unique to the rest. It’s typically fermented within a period of 30 to 40 days. Sometimes it may even take several years! This unique process gives it a different flavor and texture. But that’s not the only reason to try pu-erh tea. It’s packed with awesome health benefits to boot! It’s not everyday that you can say something healthy tastes so sinfully great.
Here are just some of its health benefits:
1. Pu-erh tea helps reduce cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome.
Pu-erh tea has properties that enable it to lower the body’s cholesterol level. Studies have shown that the tea works by reducing LDL, which is the bad cholesterol in the body while increasing the cardio protective, HDL cholesterol. By doing this, it helps reduce your risk of suffering from lifestyle-related diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and — egad! — cardiovascular diseases.
Research has also shown that pu-erh tea; adjusts blood lipids positively, prevents the oxidation of cholesterol plaque, and lowers the blood sugar level, which prevents metabolic syndrome.
2. Pu-erh tea has Antioxidant properties.
Pu-erh tea has antioxidant properties which helps prevent and treat tumors. The antioxidant properties in the tea works by inhibiting the growth of tumors. There’s also evidence that pu-erh can prevent and even treat various cancers.
3. Pu-erh tea Has Anti-obesity Properties.
Pu-erh tea has catechins, caffeine and theanine compounds. These compounds are known to regulate body weight and keep it in safe levels. Studies have shown that pu-erh tea has the highest concentration of these compounds in all the types of loose leaf tea. So if you want to maintain a healthy weight, drink this tea regularly. I myself drink a cup of it every morning. Cheers!