Amazing Benefits of Drinking Tea 101

Are you a coffee or tea drinker? Some of you may think tea is alright but thank God for coffee! We all love that boost of caffeine hit coffee gives us, but no matter what mood,  time, day or season it is, tea can definitely lighten your mood in seconds. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, and you can drink teas that taste earthy, fruity, floral, spicy, sweet or nutty. There’s a bit of something out there for everyone. Besides being a rich source of antioxidants, tea is a delicious beverage that serves many benefits to your health and well being. 

 

Drink To Your Health

 

1. Energy Booster

We all love the quick morning energy boost or pick-me-up in the afternoon buzz coffee gives us, but after the caffeine wears off we crash or crave for more, and it’s a vicious cycle again. Not saying coffee is bad, but once in a while it’s good to replace your coffee with tea. Tea provides you with a different energised feel, it contains a small amount of caffeine combined with L-theanine to give an energy boost and increase mental alertness. Tea contains an amino acid known as L-theanine which helps slow the body’s absorption of caffeine, and allows the body to process caffeine more effectively and results in a longer lasting energy boost and increased focus without the jittery side effects of coffee. 

2. Aids Digestive Health

Drinking tea after a meal can aid with digestion and soothing way to prevent an upset tummy. Tea also contains tannins, which gives the beverage its astringecy (especially in green and black tea). Tannins have shown to provide digestive benefits, and soothing gastric and intestinal illnesses.

3. Weight Loss Booster 

A lot of people swear by tea as an aid to losing weight, this may be due to the chemical composition. Tea contains amino acids that help boost the metabolic rate, which makes weight loss a little easier. 

4. Cardiovascular Health 

Green and black tea have a host of benefits for maintaining cardiovascular health. A study published in the Archives of Internal medicine has stated drinking tea every day reduces the chances of atherosclerosis or hardeing of the arteries, and reduces susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases. 

5. Skin Health 

Tea does wonders for the skin, its loaded with powerful antioxidants including polyphenols such as flavonoids (cell cycle regulators) and catechins (antimicrobial properties). These antioxidants slow down the signs of ageing and reduce the risk of cell damage #fountainofyouth