Tea is soothing in more ways than one. Most importantly it can improve your health. Depending on which tea you choose, you can reap its amazing benefits that comes in handy this time of year.
In a study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, they found that those that regularly drank tea are less likely to develop cardiovascular problems and have a stronger defense against cancer.
Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should at least try to incorporate tea in your routine:
- Tea is loaded with antioxidants
- It helps to reduce caffeine intake
- It can assist with weight loss
- It may help with protecting your bones
- It has calming effects
- It can reduce the chances of a stroke and/or heart attack
- It can help with sleep
Not sure where to begin when selecting the right tea? Here are 5 options to get you started.
1. Berry Tea: You are likely well aware that berries are chock full of antioxidants, so does this translate to tea form as well? Berry tea can help to support cardiovascular health, lower your cholesterol and reduce your blood pressure. It can even help to prevent cavities and gingivitis. If you are feeling stressed, berry tea can help soothe your nervous system while reducing inflammation in the body.
2. Chamomile: This calming concoction is excellent in reducing menstrual pain and assists in reducing inflammation in the body. If you need help with your digestion, chamomile is perfect for sipping after a meal. Additionally it’s excellent for treating cold symptoms, slowing down or preventing osteoporosis and treating diabetes by lowering your blood sugar.
3. Earl Grey: If you are looking to get your day started without coffee, this might be a good alternative for you. The great thing about this tea is that caffeine is slowly released throughout the day helping to avoid any kind of jitters or racing heartbeat. Earl Grey is made from black tea and contains about 50mg of caffeine per cup.
4. Green Tea: Green tea is one of the most popular teas and widely known for its antioxidant properties. Additional amazing benefits include it’s prevention against cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, bad breath and improving brain function. Green tea comes in different varieties, so look out for kinds when selecting your perfect cup:
5. Turmeric Tea: Turmeric is having a moment due to its potent anti-inflammatory powers. It is very versatile, and drinking it in tea-form is not only different, but also super beneficial. It helps to reduce arthritis symptoms, reduces inflammation and helps manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Studies show it could also be used to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s.
Needless to say there are a plethora of benefits when it comes to drinking tea. Experiment with each one, until you find the right one that works for you. Either way, you can’t go wrong with incorporating tea into your day.