Everyone knows that tea is good for you but many are unaware of the reasons why. To breakdown it down, tea contains:
Antioxidants which help prevent damage to our bodies by inhibiting oxidation processes.
Less caffeine than coffee which gives you the energy buzz you might seek but without the negative effects to your nervous system (anxiety, shakes etc…) caused by higher concentrations of caffeine.
Furthermore, research has shown that drinking tea:
Lowers your chance of having heart attacks and strokes. Drinking 1 to 3 cups of tea a day has been proven to reduce your chances of having a heart attack by 20% and a stroke by 35%.
Lowers your level of cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is the “bad” cholesterol that builds up on the walls of our blood vessels. Studies have shown that drinking tea helps to lower the levels of LDL cholesterol in your body.
Protects your bones. Some kinds of teas have higher concentrations of calcium than milk.
Protects your teeth. Studies have shown that tea changes the pH of your mouth when you drink it which can help prevent cavities. In general, drinking tea leads to less tooth erosion than other beverages (excluding water).
Improves the immune system. Studies have shown that a component in tea helps the body fight off bacteria, infections and other invaders.
Calms the digestive system. Many strains of herbal teas have been shown to be beneficial for those who suffer from digestive problems. Similarly, others have been proven to be effective for curing everyday maladies like nausea.
Helps prevent cancer. Some teas have extremely potent anticancer properties.
Reduces the risk of neurological disorders such as Alzheimers and Parkinson’s. It has been documented that drinking green tea is associated with a lower risk of dementia in people who are genetically predisposed to the disorder.
Tea has captivated hearts and audiences around the world, including some individuals of which you probably are familiar with. Notable figures who have revealed themselves to be avid tea drinkers include Barack Obama, Vivienne Tam, Angelina Jolie, Amy Winehouse, and Elvis Presley.
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