Tea may not be as effective as coffee for your caffeine fix but it sure does wonders for your health, mind and body. Here are a few benefits of what tea can do for you.
- It is an antioxidant
Teas can help you fight cancer-causing free radicals because of its catechin content. Catechins are flavanoids that fight off diseases and acts as an antioxidant. Steeping your tea much longer produces more flavanoids so you have lesser chances of getting heart diseases and stroke. Studies also showed that it can lower your risks of getting breast and ovarian cancers.
- Stress buster
If you’re feeling a little stressed lately, tea can make you feel calm and relaxed. The more you drink tea the less stressed out yo’ll get because it stimulates the feel-good hormones in your body. It soothes anxiety better than any medication can and it’s all natural. Teas also help you feel better and if you lack sleep, it can make you sleep faster and longer for many hours so you’ll wake up feeling refreshed.
- Acts as a diuretic
Teas are used for some medical conditions like congestive heart failure, kidney diseases and hypertension to rid the body of unwanted water. Diuretics allows the body to excrete more water that has stayed stuck within. This has sometimes been abused by weight watchers who want to lose weight, they drink diuretics to lose some of the weight caused by water retention.
Teas like cranberry and rosehip has antibacterial properties that inhibits the attachment of certain bacterias from the bladder walls preventing you from getting frequent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). They are both rich in Vitamin C too which elevates the power of your immune system to fight off infections and other disease-causing free radicals.
- Better than water
If you get too thirsty, first thing you do is reach for a glass of water. Why not try a glass of tea instead? Studies have shown that tea is actually better than just drinking water because it hydrates the body and gives you the health benefits of flavanoids that lowers your risks of getting cancers and other heart ailments. So, it’s a two-in-one drink instead of water that just replaces the lost fluids in your body.
Learn to drink more tea. You’ll get accustomed to the taste and will enjoy the health benefits it can give you in the long run.