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Health Benefits of Butter tea

Health Benefits of Butter tea

Tibetan butter tea is also known as Po Cha. Though it is one of the most popular drinks for Tibetans, it is also liked by people in the Himalayan regions of Bhutan, Nepal and India.

Making a traditional black tea in Tibet consumes a long time as making butter and boiling tea takes a long time.

A special black tea is used for this water which is boiled for many hours.

Butter tea has many health benefits.

  • Butter tea helps in losing weight when consumed in moderate quantity. It improves your metabolism so you won’t feel hungry for a long time.
  • As it is loaded with antioxidants it prevents the damage due to free radicals. It also reduces the risk of serious diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Not just that, regular consumption of butter tea will improve your cognitive abilities as well as your focus.
  • It is high in caffeine content and can provide your body with more energy. The healthy fats in the butter help give extra vigor you need throughout the day.
  • Butter tea improves your digestion. It treats dyspepsia and bloating.
  • It also helps in controlling stomach acid levels and the soothe the symptoms of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Due to its richness in antioxidants, butter tea helps you in absorbing fat-soluble antioxidants.
  • Drinking butter tea in between meals helps regulate blood sugar levels. It also controls your hunger cravings.
  • Butter tea is rich in linoleic acid which is known to be good for the health of the heart. Thus, it protects your heart health. It also helps lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Health experts say that adequate healthy fats are essential for better digestive function. Since, butter has many healthy fats, this tea helps improve your digestion. Drinking butter tea daily along with fibre-rich foods helps control constipation.

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