On a cold winter’s night, nothing soothes the soul more than a warm cuppa tea. While many may argue that dependency on caffeine is bad for health, surprisingly though, every cup of tea comes with bunch of benefits and a jolt caffeine ain’t the only one. In fact we’ve got some pointers that’ll tell you why a cup of tea a day is sure to keep the doctor away!
Source of antioxidants
The cup of tea you have every morning or evening is loaded with antioxidants that protects your body from damage and pollution. So go ahead, pour yourself a cup and let them antioxidants flush out the toxins from your system.
Caffeine…not so much
Next time someone tells you to ‘cut back on the caffeine,’ gently whisper this into their ears: TEA HAS LESS CAFFEINE THAN COFFEE! While herbal blends have no caffeine, traditional blends have 50 percent less of what’s in your espresso. If you’re worried about the jitters, be assured that your nervous system will be just the right amount of ‘nervous!’
If you’re having second thoughts about ordering black tea; this wonderful elixir helps lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer, such as ovarian, bladder and oral cancers, reports the Tea Association of USA. Herbal teas such as chamomile and peppermint soothe digestive ailments like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Need we say more?
Keeps acne at bay
Studies have shown that drinking green tea has been proven to purify acne-ridden skin. In fact, in some cases it has been shown to be as effective as 4% solution of benzoyl peroxide. So fret not; just chug some tea to ensure happy, healthy and beautiful skin.
Curbs bad breath
You know what’d be great after having a fish dinner? A cup of tea; yes the University of Chicago suggests that polyphenols in tea helps prevent bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath. If you’ve got a meeting to attend, we suggest you grab a cup to-go especially when your mouth reeks of salty waters.
Cuts down obesity and cholesterol
A study in China has shown that having a low-fat diet along with tea resulted in a 16% drop in cholesterol problems over 12 weeks. In addition to that, green tea in particular has been effective in weight loss. If you’re still making plans to hit the gym, start small; and it all begins with a cup of tea
If you’re down with the flu, a cup of black tea will help you get back up on your toes. In fact, a study had shown that participants who gargled with black tea extract solution twice daily where more immune to the flu virus than those who didn’t. All the more reason to drink tea, eh?