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7 Health Benefits of Drinking Tea Every Day…

Many people recently have been turning to tea over coffee for many reasons, along with the fact that it’s quite a refreshing beverage! But what many people don’t know is that there are tons of health benefits that can improve your overall health.

Drinking tea every day can improve various aspects of your health like heart health, cancer prevention, and even protect your teeth. But what kind of tea your drink can make a big difference!

 

TEA TYPE

While all teas are definitely not made the same when trying to improve your health, the type of tea you drink matters. All non-herbal teas are made from Camellia sinensis plant leaves, and depending on the processing time, this determines whether you get a green, black or oolong tea.

However, green teas are the least processed and tend to have the highest health benefits.

 

TEA HEALTH BENEFITS

Drinking Tea Helps Improve Your Mental Health

Tea is filled with antioxidants which help improve mental health in multiple ways. First, the antioxidants help to eliminate free radicals that are caused by pollution and cause oxidative stress which has been linked to depression and dementia. Tea drinkers have also been known to have fewer toxins in their body and lower general stress levels. Black tea specifically contains not only caffeine, but an amino acid called L-theanine which can improve focus, alertness, and relaxation.

 

Tea Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Recent research has shown that regularly drinking tea can improve your heart health and lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots or serious heart disease. Filled with anti-inflammatory properties, tea can help to sooth tissue in the arteries and improve blood circulation throughout the whole body. Additionally, tea can also assist in lowering your blood pressure and your cholesterol. In fact, one study found that drinking four or more cups of green tea a day can lead to your chance of heart attack is decreased by as much as 32 percent!

 

Tea Can Aid in Weight Loss

Drinking green tea has been known to boost your metabolism and help you burn an extra 70-80 calories a day. Not only that but the catechins in green tea are known to increase your body’s ability to burn fat AND improves muscle endurance. Hello, better workouts! Add in the fact that tea can be a calorie-free way to indulge your sweet tooth and you’ve got a recipe for success!

 

Tea Strengthens Your Immune System

Drinking tea is thought to help strengthen your immune system. Green tea includes a polyphenol called Epigallocatechin Gallate that can increase your production of T cells which play an important role in the function of your immune system. Another popular tea for boosting your immune system is Elderberry tea which is filled with helpful properties that can aid your body’s response to infection. Starting to feel under the weather? One of the best ways to help your body out in its battle against the bad guys is a good night’s sleep. Chamomile tea is a great way to help yourself relax and also contain chemical compounds that increase white blood cell production. Lavender tea and Lemongrass tea can also be incredibly useful as they both contain high levels of vitamins, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.  Add in some raw honey and you’ve got a recipe for success!

 

Tea is Good For Your Oral Health

Studies have shown that the fluoride and tannins in tea can help to reduce plaque build us and tooth decay. Additionally, a study at the University of Chicago leads researchers to believe that the polyphenols in tea can help to reduce the bad-breath-causing bacteria!

 

Drinking Tea is Good for Your Skin

Again with the antioxidants! The antioxidants in green tea are shown to have similar acne curing result as Benzol peroxide which is much harsher on your skin. Save yourself the rough chemicals and pour a cup of green tea instead!

 

Tea Has Been Linked to Cancer Prevention

Tea (especially green tea) has been linked to reduced cancer risk. One study found that drinking a significant amount of green tea reduced a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer by 22 percent. Not only that but lung, colon, liver, ovarian, stomach, small intestine, and prostate cancer are also linked to a reduced risk due to regular tea consumption. Additionally, tea is thought to aid in the prevention of Parkinson’s Disease, arthritis, type two diabetes, the flu, and even food poisoning.