Numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas may boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, and even ward off cancer and heart disease. While some brews provide more health advantages than others, there's plenty of evidence that regularly drinking tea can have a lasting impact on your wellness.

Tea is more than just a popular cold-weather beverage. For thousands of years, tea has been, and still is today, a tradition and ritual, rooted deep in cultures around the world. Tea, especially green tea, is a rich source of flavonoids, bioactive compounds that can lessen oxidative stress, relieve inflammation, and provide other health benefits. Originating in China, possibly as early as 2737 B.C., tea drinking spread to Japan, then Holland, and eventually throughout the rest of Europe.

Below are a few examples: 

Lemon Tea:

  • It has anti-aging properties
  • It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • It has antibacterial and anticancer activity
  • It soothes sore throat or cough
  • It regulates blood sugar and lowers blood pressure
  • It cleanses the digestive tract
  • It improves brain health and prevents kidney stones


Ginger Tea:

  • It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • It aids with weight loss and regulates blood sugar
  • It is cardio-protective and lowers blood pressure
  • It provides relief from motion sickness and nausea


Green Tea:

  • It may boost brain function
  • It aids weight loss by burning fat
  • It reduces the risk of heart diseases
  • It regulates blood sugar and may help prevent type 2 Diabetes
  • It improves oral health.


Peppermint Tea:

  • It alleviates allergies symptoms
  • It aids with weight loss
  • It improves the quality of sleep
  • It may freshen breath
  • It may help to relieve tension headache and migraines
  • It relieves digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas and indigestion.

Which type you drink can make a difference. All non-herbal teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The amount of time the leaves are processed determines whether you end up with a green, black or oolong tea.

In conclusion, although more research is needed to pin down all of its benefits, tea can be part of a healthy eating pattern. For the most powerful punch, steep your own tea and be mindful of how it is sweetened in order to limit sources of added sugars.


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