10 Reasons why Tea is great for your health

Best way to start the day is with a cuppa tea.

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1) Tea contains antioxidants

Antioxidants help slow down the aging process and help your cells in regeneration and repair. 
All teas have some amount of antioxidants which can even ward of some cancer. It helps keep us young and healthy.

2) Tea has less caffeine than coffee

An overload of caffeine can lead to a bad heart and problems with your nervous system. Tea can give you the refreshed start you need every day, albeit any caffeine overdose.

3) Tea reduces the chance of a heart attack and stroke

Even though we need more medical evidence, it has been suggested that regular consumption of green and black tea leads to a significant reduction in the risk of heart disease related heart attacks.

4) Tea lowers the chance of having cognitive impairment

Research on Japanese adults who consumed at least 2 cups of green tea daily found that those individuals had cut their risk of cognitive impairment by half.

5) Tea aids in digestion

Tea has been used in China for thousands of years as an after-meal digestive aid and it can help you as well due to the high levels of tannins it contains.

6) Tea increases your metabolism

Slow metabolism can make it harder to lose weight. Some studies suggest that green tea may be able to boost your metabolic rate slightly, allowing you to burn an additional 70–80 calories a day. While this may not seem like much, over time it could add up.

Keep calm and drink green tea.

7) Tea can help prevent arthritis

Research suggests that older women who are tea drinkers are 60 percent less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who do not drink tea.

8) Tea helps inhibit intestinal inflammation

The polyphenols in green tea have been shown to have an effect on the intestinal inflammation caused by conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome allowing sufferers more comfort from a natural remedy.

9) Tea protects your bones

You don’t have to put milk in your tea for it to help out your bones. Studies have shown that regular tea drinkers have stronger bones than those of non-tea drinkers, even when other variables were adjusted for. Scientists have theorised it may be a benefit of the phytochemical (various biologically active compounds found in plants) in tea.

10) Tea lowers stress hormone levels

Black tea has been shown to reduce the effects of a stressful event. Participants in a study experienced a 20% drop in cortisol, a stress hormone, after drinking 4 cups of tea daily for one month.


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