Tea is the world’s most popular drink, next to water and it’s steeped in health benefits. It has long been an institution- an unlikely staple of modern-day living. It has a lot of benefits. Let’s guide you through these benefits that will make you have tea every day, even if you don’t do so.
Unwanted blood clots formed from cholesterol and blood platelets cause heart attack. Tea can potentially improve the blood flow around the body, by widening key arteries and reducing the risk of clots. Tea also contains antioxidants called ‘flavonoids’, which may slow down the risk of heart disease.
Tea hydrates the body
You know water is the prime fluid for rehydrating your body, but recent research shows that drinking tea could be equally useful. Although high in caffeine, tea is still great for hydration as it provides a rich source of water.
Tea protects against cancer
Polyphenols, the antioxidants found in tea are known for their cancer-fighting effects. This potential protective effect of drinking tea surely makes it to top your daily beverages list. Although research is still developing in this area, reports indicate that prostate, mouth and breast cancer cases are much lower amongst those who regularly drink five or more cups of tea a day.
Tea is calorie free
Tea doesn’t have any calories of its own, unless you add sweetener or milk. Tea is a top choice if you are looking for a satisfying, calorie-free beverage. Regular tea drinking can help to keep body fat down by speeding up the burning of calories.
Tea prevents tooth decay
A regular supply of tea can really strengthen your teeth and lower the risk of tooth decay. Tea is a great source of fluoride, which can improve tooth enamel. The antioxidants contained within a cup of tea are known to fight against bacteria and gum disease.
Tea increases your metabolism
You may hear yourself or others complain about your slow metabolic rate and your inability to lose weight. Green tea has been shown to actually increase metabolic rate so that you can burn additional calories by drinking a couple of cups of green tea per day.
With so many potential health benefits, there’s never been a better time to put the kettle on and start brewing your own cup of tea with benefits.