Tea is good for your health!
Tea is better than coffee.
Now before everyone stands in arms against tea, begins a heated debate, or even start a beverage war hear me out.
Because of the wide variety of tea, its ever increasing availability, and the range of benefits tea has cemented itself as one of the most beneficial beverages available. It really has some amazing health benefits.
So you have decided to give tea a try but what kind? What can I expect? What will help me reach my goals?
Below are some of the most common teas available and the health benefits of each. Before we get started, traditional tea is not included in this list because it has minimal health benefits except as a great replacement for carbonated beverages.
1: Green Tea
Looking to lose weight? Detoxify your body? Or get clearer skin? Green tea is one of the teas with the most health benefits. This tea also has some research behind the claims. It is a good source of antioxidants and can be beneficial for most minor ailments. The taste is something that take some getting used to but the benefits are there!
Aids in the regulation of glucose levels
Increases the metabolism, helping you lose weight
Reduces bad cholesterol
Improve brain function
Helps boost immune system leading to less infections and better dental health
2: Lemongrass Tea
Lemongrass is an herb that most people do not know about but those that do can not stop talking about it. With a range of benefits including anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antifungal just to name a few.
Reduces body odor
Cleanses and detoxifies the body
Promotes healthy digestion
Regulates blood pressure
Good source of vitamin A, C for healthier skin
3: Ginger Tea
Ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world. Ginger has been an old remedy for motion sickness, upset stomach, and even fertility problems.
Improves blood circulation
Has an aphrodisiac property that can boost fertility in men
Increases the immune system
4: Peppermint Tea
Because of its mentholated flavor, this herb is beneficial for keeping bad breath at bay. It also helps improve digestion, reduce pain, and eliminate inflammation in the body.
Aid in reducing bad breath
Relieves menstrual cramps and bloating
Caution should be noted as menthol can act as an allergen in some and cause heartburn in others
5: Chamomile Tea
Chamomile has been used for centuries to aid with sleep and digestion.
Eases stomach cramps
Treatment for insomnia
Aids in reducing migraines and menstrual cramps
Aids in digestion
6: Lavender Tea
This flower is beneficial as more than just a tea. The smell of lavender can help you fall asleep and helps reduces symptoms of depression.
Relaxes body aiding in a better night sleep
Calms the mind to aid in depression
Helps soothe skin
Can be used as a mosquito repellent
7: Saffron Tea
This tea is one of the most expensive in the world and for good reason. This spice is known as the sunshine spice for its mood-boosting effects.
Protects cells in the eyes to preserve vision
Helps protect against heart disease
Has anti-cancer properties
8: Lemon Tea
Lemon is a great detoxifier of the body. Adding it to a glass of water first thing in the morning can help aid digestion and get your body functioning.
Cleanses and detoxifies the body
Helps relieve cold and flu symptoms
Acts as a natural antiseptic
Improves insulin activity
9: Black Tea
Though this tea is similar in origin from green tea, the look and taste are very different. Black tea is one of the most common teas available.
High in antioxidants to aid in heart health
Lowers the risk of diabetes
Aids in maintaining bone
Boosts the immune system
These are just a fraction of the teas that are available but are some of the most common. The health benefits vary between the different types but one thing is certain. Tea not only aid in reducing calories from soda but also has many health benefits.