Whether you’re a coffee drinker or not, it may be the time to implement tea into your diet. Like coffee, it can be served iced or hot. Tea has been shown to improve your health.
Tea is a flavorful way to get fluid into your body, despite the caffeine it does hydrate your body.
Tea is brimming with antioxidants that can help protect against cancer. Certain teas have ten times the amount of antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables.
Most teas do have caffeine, leaving only herbal tea to be found without. These teas do not have as much as coffee, leaving the side effects to your nervous system like shaking and anxiety.
Tea has been proven to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and even Parkinson’s disease. Tea has also been proven to lower the levels of cholesterol.
Tea has been shown to boost our metabolism. Not only that, there has been correlations with lower BMI's than those who do not drink tea.
Tea, unlike coffee, does not erode tooth enamel or stain our teeth. It has been also found that drinking tea can help prevent cavities.
Immune System Boost:
Tea can boost our immune cells. There has been studies on tea and the prevention of the influenza virus. Remember to not add milk, the proteins bind to the polyphenols in tea, causing them to be ineffective.
Soothe Digestive System:
Herbal teas, like chamomile, are antispasmodic. Antispasmodic tea treats symptoms like cramps. Ginger tea also can calm nausea.
If you’ve ever been down the tea aisle at the grocery store, you can find teas titled “Sleepytime” or “Stress Ease”. These teas can give us a sense of calm.
Tea is not only flavorful, it is calorie free. That is, of course, if you don’t add anything to it.
Remember, there are so many types of teas, so start brewing!