It’s a common conception that us Brit’s love our tea, but how many of us actually indulge in this liquid wisdom and what more, know the health benefits that it brings. The Harvard School of Public Health recommends that we should be drinking tea at least three times a day.
It becomes no surprise when you truly delve into why tea is so good at keeping us healthy. Benefits can stem from physical to mental, and some have even suggested longer-term benefits, including preventing illnesses and infections as it boosts the immune system and overall slowing down the ageing process as tea helps cells regenerate and repair with its antioxidants. There is 50% less caffeine in tea than what is usually found in a cup of coffee, which is actually better for your health and makes that instant caffeine kick less desirable than it first seems. Less caffeine in your system ensures better sleep and is less harmful to your nervous system. Tea can also soothe the digestive system with different added ingredients having their own properties; chamomile is an antispasmodic that is great for irritable bowel system and ginger can calm nausea. It has been used in China as an after-meal digestive aid for thousands of years.
Green tea has also been said to help the body against bone loss due to its phytochemicals and moringa is best known for its medicinal properties as it has more calcium than milk and also contains iron, Vitamin A and K. This marvellous magic liquid has also got your teeth covered as well as it changes the pH levels in your mouth, which can decrease tooth loss and may also prevent cavities (BONUS!). It contains fluoride and tannins, which both work together to reduce plaque build-up and tooth decay. Although there is no accurate study of how tea can help with weight loss, it is calorie free and can also boost your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn an extra 70-80 calories a day. Furthermore, for those of you who suffer from acne, tea might just be the best medicine for you as green tea has been shown to work as well as a 4% solution of benzoyl peroxide. Making it a much nicer (and delicious) treatment to get rid of those pesky spots.
Tea will also leave you left feeling calmer and in a much more alert state of mind as the amino acid L-theanine is able to alter the attention networks in the brain. It also lowers stress hormone levels, eases irritability, headaches, nervous tension and even insomnia.
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