The Many Health Benefits of Drinking Tea
Looking for Ways to Improve Your Health This Year?
Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke?
Boost Your Immune System?
Sooth an Upset Stomach?
Consume Less Calories and Lose Weight?
Try switching from consuming a daily cup of coffee to a healthier cup of tea!!
There is plenty of research that shows that drinking tea daily can actually improve your health. There are many flavors and variations of tea drinks. Tea can be served hot or cold, so it can fit into any seasonal temperature.
Tea contains beneficial antioxidants that can help protect the cells in your body from the damage of pollutions or free radicals. These antioxidants help to keep our bodies stay younger and can fight back against cancer and heart disease. Try a white tea for more beneficial antioxidants!
Tea contains less caffeine than coffee does. This means less stress on your nervous system throughout the day. Herbal teas are caffeine free. If you are
looking for some caffeine to make it through the morning or a long afternoon at work try a green tea or black tea. These teas will typically contain only about 50% of the amount of caffeine found in a cup of coffee. You will get a small kick of energy and alertness without all the over caffeinated jitters.
Drinking green tea can help lower levels of LDL cholesterol and thus lower the risk of having a heart attack. Try drinking a matcha green tea which is made from ground green tea leaves. It is a more potent form of green tea.
Drinking tea can boost your immune cells’ activity. Holy basil and Tulsi tea have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help keep your immune system stay strong in fighting off illnesses.
Herbal teas like chamomile tea can help people with irritable bowel syndrome or an upset stomach because it is an antispasmodic. Antispasmodics have proven moderately effective in alleviating symptoms by targeting and relaxing the smooth muscles of the digestive tract.
Tea is CALORIE FREE. Drinking tea is a great alternative to drinking sugary soda, sports drinks, or coffee with milk and sugar. It can also be a great alternative to drinking just plain water because of all the different varieties and flavors. Decreased caloric intake by a small amount on a daily basis over a significant period of time will result in weight loss.
Robbie G., Exercise Physiologist at Dedham Health and Athletic Complex