It is already known as the most popular beverage on the planet, other than water. So, tea doesn’t need much promotion. But did you know that tea is not only popular, but it is also good for you? It isn’t often that something we like is also healthy, but it is true for tea. In fact, tea was first considered a medicinal drink, thousands of years ago; long before people started to drink it out of preference. But back then they didn’t know exactly why tea was beneficial. Research has shown that drinking tea benefits us in many ways. Here are some of the advantages of your favourite cuppa.
- Anti-Inflammatory: This is perhaps the greatest benefit of tea. Many diseases and health problems are caused simply by chronic inflammation. Which makes sense. If your cells are inflamed, it is going to lead to problems. Inflammation is stressful to the body. Tea has been shown to have excellent anti-inflammatory properties, this benefits the entire body, and it is probably why the drink was discovered to have health benefits way back in ancient times. The Feel Good Tea Co has more information about the benefits of tea.
- Brain: Tea is good for your brain. The component L-Theanine has many brain benefits, including improved memory, better visualization, concentration, stress reduction and reaction times. And if that wasn’t enough, scientists now feel that tea makes you less susceptible to brain conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
- Metabolic Function: Most of us wish that we could flip a switch and boost our metabolism, and maybe burn a few kilograms the easy way. Apparently, tea has this capability to a limited degree. Tea is often suggested as being part of a weight loss regimen. One reason is that tea can be a good way to take in fluids without sugar. But if it is also helping you burn calories, it is win win.
- Anticancer: Possibly related to its anti-inflammatory properties, tea has been shown to be good at reducing the instances of cancer. The catechins in tea are good antioxidants and they help prevent metastasis in the cells.
- Hydrating: You might have heard that tea is a diuretic, and this might have made you believe that drinking tea will cause you to be dehydrated. But the opposite of that is true. The diuretic effect is very minimal and so drinking several cups of tea has basically the same effect as drinking the same amount of water. Keeping yourself hydrated is another way of maintaining your health and leads to weight loss when combined with a sensible diet.
- Gut health: Tea also has the effect of promoting beneficial bacteria in your gut biome. Gut health has recently been discovered to play a big role in the health of the whole body. Beneficial bacteria can benefit you in numerous ways.
If you are already a tea drinker, you probably don’t need any encouragement to put the kettle on. But for those of you who haven’t gotten into the habit, you are missing out on one of life’s simple pleasures, but not only that. With a few cups of tea a day, you will be on your way to better health, a better mental state, and longer life as well.
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