Tea is not only delicious, but healthy, easy to make, and inexpensive compared to the alternatives.
As matcha continues to become more popular throughout the US, we wanted to discuss the health benefits of becoming a tea drinker.
A variety of teas will be consumed by over 150 million Americans today. What’s the deal?
Sit back, relax, get the chamomile ready. Follow us as we give you the lowdown on just how great tea is for your body and mind.
5 Health Benefits of Being a Tea Drinker
1. Improve Your Concentration
You’re not the first person to reach for the chamomile after a long day. Have you considered weaving some green tea into the mix?
Studies have shown that green tea will increase your brain function. It will calm you down and increase alertness simultaneously, all while reducing stress.
Rooibos, also known as red tea, is a caffeine free tea native to Africa. It has earthy, vanilla tones.
It has been shown to decrease insomnia, stress, and headaches. So if you aren’t into the caffeine, reach for the red tea.
2. Detox Yo’ Self
Detoxing is all the rage.
Chemicals from the very things that we use to clean our bodies can stay in our system for months, if not years, and continually poison us.
As the food we eat continues to degenerate into a high fructose mess, detoxing has become a popular means of ridding the body of the nasty things we can’t seem to stop putting on and in it.
Green, black, white, ginger, dandelion, and licorice root are all teas that are not just pleasant and delicious, but also have detoxifying effects.
3. The Constant Battle Against Inflammation
Ginger, garlic, and turmeric. What do these things have in common?
They contain powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Mince garlic and turmeric and allow them to steep in a piping hot pot of ginger tea for maximum effect.
Brew up a nice pot of ginger and chamomile if the garlic and turmeric aren’t your thing.
Leave the Advil alone. You won’t need it.
If you need the added caffeine boost, green tea also has anti-inflammatory properties. So head down to your local Japanese tea shop to pick up the good stuff.
4. Period Got Ya Down?
Grab the peppermint tea. It will help sooth your stomach. Green tea might help with the cramps.
If you’re experiencing unpleasant periods, ditch the coffee. Tea will help keep you hydrated.
Red raspberry leaf tea is another popular option. Note: It does not taste like raspberries.
This is the big deal. This is the reason that scientists and health nuts alike are going bonkers over tea.
These powerful chemicals are the reason that berries and other fruits and veggies are so healthy. Antioxidants are responsible for nearly every positive thing that the human body can be capable of.
Fighting off cancer. Anti-aging. Lowering the risk of strokes, heart problems, liver problems. They lower blood pressure and cholesterol. The list goes on indefinitely.
So what are you waiting for?
Save yourself some cash and ditch your Starbucks habit and become a tea drinker. There’s a tea for every life scenario that exists and many varieties are found at your local grocery store.
What’s your favorite tea? Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear from you.