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Benefits of drinking tea

April 4, 2018

 

Tea is a simple combination of water and plants.

Tea is a delicious beverage, it acts as a form of meditation, it soothes a sore throat, calms our nerves and boosts our immune system.

Herbal tea drinking can be a total meditative experience. You should use the best water available to you and fresh organic herbs grown and harvested from healthy plants. Dried herbs are used more than fresh herbs for tea making due to the convenience of acquiring dried herbs: The medicinal aspect of the herb is not lost through drying.

 

Larger amounts of herbs make a more intense tea if you are needing it for medicinal use versus pleasure: It’s really about personal preference since everyone has different likes on the intensity of their tea drinking pleasure. If you are sensitive to herbs you would adjust your dosage; I always recommend starting a lower amount and work your way up to higher dosages.

Tea contains antioxidants.

Antioxidants work to prevent the body’s version of rust and thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from pollution. Load up on antioxidants with a white tea, which is less processed than black or green tea so it retains more beneficial antioxidants.

 

Tea has less caffeine than coffee.

Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what typically is found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system

 

Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke

In fact, a study published earlier this year that combined data from a host of earlier reports found a nearly 20 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack and a 35 percent reduced risk of stroke among those who drank one to three cups of green tea a day. Those who drank four or more cups of green tea daily had a 32 percent reduction in the risk of having a heart attack and lower levels of LDL cholesterol.

 

Tea may help protect your bones

Data from recent animal studies has shown that green tea may prevent bone loss. Moringa, a plant that's native to South Asia, has been known for its medicinal properties and is now quickly becoming a mainstream superfood. With more calcium than milk, as well as iron, vitamin A and K, moringa tea is a great addition to help keep those bones strong.

 

 

Tea may boost the immune system

Studies have shown tea can tune up immune cells so they reach their targets quicker. Holy basil or tulsi tea has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners for centuries to help keep the immune system strong after injuries or illnesses thanks to its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Herbal tea may soothe the digestive system

“Herbal teas, in particular chamomile, can be good for people with irritable bowel syndrome because it is an antispasmodic, and ginger teas can calm nausea.” Get a dose of both with a ginger chamomile tea.

 

 

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