Written By Meghan Belnap / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
You love your morning coffee, and maybe a bottle of fresh water with lunch, but you may be missing out on a healthy, great-tasting treat. Tea is wonderful for your body and mind and goes down smoothly, warming you up, and winding you down on chilly days. Here are just a few ways that tea helps improve your health:
Reducing the Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
Drinking tea keeps your arteries free of clogs, such as blood clots formed from blood platelets and bad cholesterol. These obstructions are what cause heart attacks and strokes.
Tea keeps these blood vessels smooth and clear. As a matter of fact, a Dutch study conducted over a six-year period found that there was a 70 percent reduction in heart attack fatalities in those that drank up to three cups of black tea a day.
Antioxidants are exactly what they sound like they are. They are ingredients that protect the body from the destruction caused by the air, such as the effects of air pollutants, which cause premature aging.
Protecting From Cancer
Those antioxidants not only protect you from the pitfalls of getting older. They can also protect you from various cancers. Though some tests have been deemed inconclusive, there is further research that shows that tea-drinking is a surefire way to fight carcinogens.
Containing Less Caffeine Than Coffee
Did you know that a cup of coffee, on average, has three times the amount of caffeine that a cup of tea does? That’s insane! Eight ounces, the typical serving of coffee, contains 135 milligrams of caffeine, while a comparable serving of tea contains only 40 milligrams.
This means the latter is much less likely to cause insomnia, headaches, or digestion and anxiety issues than the former, and many businesses like the Gravity Coffee Company now offer both, so you have a choice.
A slow metabolic rate in the body can be caused by many things, however, the effect is always a difficulty or inability to lose weight. Fortunately, drinking tea, particularly green tea, gives your metabolism a boost, helping your body burn an additional 16 calories for each cup you drink.
Tea bolsters your body’s natural immunity and helps it fight infections, whether they are viruses or of germ origin. A recent challenge measured the immune responses of 21 volunteers that drank either five cups of coffee or tea daily for a month, and the immune system activity among the tea drinkers was significantly higher.
In conclusion, tea is not only a delicious beverage, but it also has healing and calming properties that can come in handy in our daily lives. Try a daily spot of tea and you will surely see the difference in how well you will feel.
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Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook right here and Twitter right here.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.