Why I Drink Tea
No matter what the season, tea can be a tasty beverage since it can be served iced or hot. But its benefits go far beyond refreshment. There is plenty of research showing that drinking tea can actually improve your health.
Ø Tea contains antioxidants.
Antioxidants keep us young and protect us from damage caused by pollution. Load up on antioxidants with a white tea, which is less processed than black or green tea so it retains more beneficial antioxidants.
Ø Tea has less caffeine than coffee.
Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what is typically found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system.
Ø Tea may help with weight loss
Research on this isn’t as strong though. Studies that have shown an effect have depended on consumption of large amounts of tea, often in pill form.
Ø Tea may help protect your bones
Green tea may prevent bone loss. Moringa, a plant that’s native to South Asia, has been known for its medicinal properties and is now quickly becoming a mainstream superfood. With more calcium than milk, as well as iron, vitamin A and K, moringa tea is a great addition to help keep those bones strong.
Ø Tea may keep your smile bright
Japanese researchers have found that tea can decrease tooth loss!! It changes the pH in your mouth when you drink it and that may be what prevents cavities. Unlike many other beverages, it does not appear to erode tooth enamel.
Ø Tea may boost the immune system
Studies have shown tea can tune up immune cells so they reach their targets quicker. Why do you drink it when you are sick? It keeps the immune system strong after injuries or illnesses, thanks to its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ø Herbal tea may soothe the digestive system
Herbal teas, chamomile in particular, can be good for people with irritable bowel syndrome because it is an antispasmodic. And ginger teas can calm nausea.
Drink it hot or cold, add some honey, (brown!!) sugar, stevia, agave, milk, the entire world and still it will feel goooood.
There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea when it’s freezing outside, or an ice-cold glass when you sweatsweatsweat.
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