Drink tea for good health
It’s no secret that drinking at least one cuppa every day is good for you. For thousands of years, the Chinese prescribed tea to treat various ailments. Today, scientific researchers continue to discover health benefits from drinking tea. Here are just a few healthy reasons to pour yourself another cup.
Tea boasts high nutritional value
Tea contains traces of proteins, carbohydrates, amino acids and lipids. It’s also low in sodium, and enjoyed without milk or sugar, it contains virtually no calories.
Tea is high in antioxidants
Tea contains natural antioxidants called flavonoids. Antioxidants help to fight damaging free radicals and maintain healthy cells and tissues. They also contribute to promoting healthy cardiovascular function.
Tea can potentially fight cancer and heart disease
Tea’s potential health benefits are currently the focus of many scientific studies. A recent report by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that the potential health benefits of drinking black or green tea include possible reduced risk for coronary heart disease, as well as reduced risk for gastric, oesophageal and skin cancers.
Tea is good for the mind
Researchers are exploring the possibility that tea can restore the body and mind and maintain a sense of balance. Recent studies indicate that drinking a cup of black tea rapidly revives you by improving mental alertness and reduces feelings of fatigue.
Need to improve your intake of H20? Good news. Tea is a hydrating liquid that counts towards your recommended daily intake of fluid.