10 health reasons why we should all become tea drinkers

Posted on: 16 September 2016 by 50connect editorial

Drinking tea can improve your health in more ways than you think; the following ten reasons explore ways certain teas can keep us healthy.

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From improving our immune systems, to lowering blood pressure and improving weight loss, tea is much more than a drink to be had with biscuits; the following ten reasons explain why we should all become tea drinkers.

Good health

Tea contains high levels of antioxidants, which have proven benefits for maintaining good health and help protect against disease such as cancer.

Immune boost

One cup of Matcha Green Tea has the same amount of antioxidants as ten cups of regular tea. It helps to boost the immune system and lower cholesterol and has also been proven to reduce inflammation.

Oral health

Herbal teas will protect your smile and won’t stain your teeth in the same way as coffee.

Reduced caffeine

Green and white teas help to improve brain function. The caffeine level is less than that contained in coffee – so it does not cause the shakes but is still enough that it can improve your mood, reaction time and memory. Rare Ceylon Silver Tips Tea contains a very high level of polyphenols and anti-oxidants promoting brain health, supporting normal blood sugar levels and improving your immune system. They are also low in caffeine.

Body fat

Green tea can help to increase your metabolic rate and burn fat. Organic Dragon Well Tea from The Tea Makers of London contains Vitamin C, amino acids, and, like most fine Chinese green teas, it has one of the highest concentrations of catechin which can lead to a reduction in body fat.

Stress levels

The Ginseng in Rooibos and Chi Chai tea will give you an energy boost, improve cognition and help to reduce stress.

Insomnia relief

Chamomile tea also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is great for clearing up skin irritations such as eczema, acne and allergies. It also has a calming effect on the nervous system and is prescribed to help with sleep conditions such as insomnia. The perfect drink before bed!

Energy levels

Chai tea was created in ancient India as a “healing” tea. In Positivitea’s Three Chai Chi tea, the cinnamon will improve blood circulation, the cocoa to combat fatigue and the chilli to provide a natural energy boost.

Blood pressure

Hibiscus tea can provide relief from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and can give the immune system a boost. Sencha Goji Berry and Pomegranate Green Tea blend has high levels of healthy antioxidants and is rich in vitamins, which will revitalise your senses and boost your immune system – Perfect for fending off the common cold this winter.  

Pain receptors

Turmeric is an amazing spice that improves pain receptors within the body and has been shown as being very effective in treating chest pains, abdominal pain and menstrual cramping. Turmeric tea helps the flow of blood to the heart and encourages anti-platelet activity, reducing the risk of plaque build up in the arteries. It can also improve quality of the skin and can be used as an excellent remedy for any afflictions of the skin.

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