Did you know that tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world, only missing the number one spot to water?
And it’s not just popular, research tells us that there are several health benefits that come from drinking tea on a regular basis.
So, put your feet up, have a cup of positivi-tea and read on to learn about 6 surprising benefits of drinking tea everyday.
1. Save a Life
A good cup of tea contains many beneficial antioxidants, which can protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules. Drinking tea every day can also build up your immune system so that you can fight off infections and diseases quicker.
Making a good cup of coffee can be a complicated process. You need a big machine and might even have to grind some beans. But making a cup of tea is so much simpler! You just need boiled water, tea, and a cup.
Tea also contains less caffeine than coffee or none at all, which means you can drink just as much as you want without worrying about any effects on your nervous system. You can even drink it before you go to bed.
3. Shed Those Extra Pounds
Tea is calorie free (unless you put a load of sugar and milk into it). With a variety of sweet flavors like vanilla, pineapple, strawberry, and lychee, you won’t need a sugary soda to keep you going.
Some research shows that drinking tea every day can help you to lose weight, especially green tea varieties. Studies suggest that the flavonoids and caffeine in green tea can help elevate your metabolic rate and, increase fat oxidation which in turn may help you to lose weight.
4. Tea-riffic Bones
Drinking tea regularly may help to prevent bone loss and keep them strong. This is especially good for elderly folk, who are at higher risk of bone fractures.
Tea may also assist in keeping your smile bright and your breath fresh. Researchers have discovered that compounds found in black tea may attack harmful bacteria in the mouth. This will help to decrease the chance of gum disease and cavities, leaving your mouth fresh and your teeth pearly white!
5. A Settled Stomach
Herbal tea benefits include soothing the digestive system.
Chamomile teas are good for people with irritable bowel syndrome. And ginger tea is great if you’re feeling nauseous or are travel sick. Peppermint tea may also to improve menstrual cramps and flatulence.
6. Anyone for Afternoon Tea?
Since the 1800’s afternoon tea has been around “to bridge the lengthy gap between luncheon and dinner.” Afternoon tea traditionally includes scones, iced cakes, and dainty sandwiches.
Okay, afternoon tea might not have any specific health benefits. But it is definitely good for your emotional wellbeing and overall mood!
Drinking Tea Everyday
As you can see, drinking tea everyday has many health benefits. From solving bad breath to settling your stomach, tea certainly is a special beverage.
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