Tea is believed to be discovered sometime between the 30th century BC and the 21st century BC. First used as a healing medicine in the Chinese culture, tea has evolved but still has many of the same healing powers used in ancient times. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find anything wrong with tea! If you haven’t taken a deep dive into the world of tea and are strictly a coffee person, it may be time to try! Here are just some of the many benefits, according to Today.
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% of what typically is found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system, says Leslie Bonci, nutritionist and owner of Active Eating Advice. If you’re trying to switch from coffee to tea, try a chicory root tea like Teeccino, which has a mouth feel and flavor similar to coffee. Chicory root is also known to help reduce stress and is prebiotic so may be helpful to your gut.
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.
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