Tea has been liked by people worldwide for thousands of years, and with good reason. Tea can help boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and even protect you from cancer and heart disease.
Tea has many advantages beyond simply making you feel better when you’re sick. Tea has numerous properties; it can protect your brain and the heart and even help against the onset of certain types of cancers. Tea is also used as traditional medicine and may prove a cure practiced in several Asian countries. For centuries, the Chinese and Japanese have used this tea to improve their health. It’s even promoted as a way to treat cold and flu symptoms in Western medicine.
International Tea Day
The International Day is observed on May 21 annually and aims to promote tea consumption among all the masses. International Tea Day raises awareness against hunger and poverty around the world.
How decaffeinated tea affect your health?
If you have caffeine sensitivity but like the experience and flavor of tea, you can try out decaffeinated tea. Decaf tea comes with its own health benefits which include cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention.
How to Keep Your Tea Fresh
Did you know? Unopened tea packet bought remains fresh for a year beyond its “best by” date?
Packaged and loose-leaf teas have a one-year shelf life after opening.
To keep the tea as fresh as possible, avoid the following five elements: light, heat, moisture, odor, and air. Teabags should be kept in their original packaging or sealed plastic containers. Keep all teas at a consistent room temperature in a dark cupboard in an airtight container. Tea absorbs odors from food and other strongly scented items. It’s best to keep them well separated. The moisture introduced by freezing and refrigeration can cause the tea to degrade.
Tea Has Many Health Benefits
- Heart Health
Tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help calm artery tissue, reducing the risk of inflammation, which can obstruct blood flow and cause clotting.
Tea consumption may also help lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure. People who drink four cups or more of green tea per day have a 32% lower risk of heart attack and significantly lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol.
- Builds on your energy needs
Green tea contains caffeine but a small quantity that helps you feel energized. Green tea is an excellent option for those who want to reduce their dependency on caffeine.
L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, contributes to its energy-boosting properties. This amino acid slows caffeine absorption. When the caffeine wears off, you’ll have more focus and energy without the jittery side effects.
- Could Help You Lose Weight
Green tea contains amino acids that tell the body to burn the fat stored. It also contains caffeine, which helps you gain energy and get more out of your workouts.
Green tea extract is a popular weight-loss supplement that claims to help you lose weight more quickly. Green tea extract is green tea leaves concentrated, which can provide you with the same weight-loss benefits. Green tea is calorie-free; you can drink as much as you want without feeling guilty, helping you lose weight and achieve your fitness goals faster by replacing sugary sodas and sports drinks.
- Helps with Mental Health
Tea consumption lowers the risk of neurological disease and lower stress levels. Green tea consumption has also shown promise in preventing cognitive decline related to conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Tea has natural calming properties that help you relax and unwind after a long day.
Tea contains antioxidants that help to protect healthy cells from oxidative stress. Dementia and depression link back to oxidative stress. Antioxidants also aid in the removal of toxins from the body that can cause mental health issues. Tea drinkers have been shown to have lower stress levels and better overall health when they consume it regularly.
- Blood Sugar Control
Tea consumption may aid in blood sugar regulation and preventing or controlling diseases such as type 2 diabetes. After a meal, black tea has been shown to lower blood sugar levels. The effects were seen for up to 120 minutes after one had consumed the meal. Tea polyphenols, according to researchers, are responsible for these health benefits. These polyphenols have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Helps with Digestion
Tea aids digestion and can treat various ailments, including nausea, upset stomach, and diarrhea. Ginger tea is an herbal tea that has long been used to treat stomach upset in China and India. Ginger tea ingredients help soothe the stomach lining, which helps prevent vomiting and diarrhea. The high levels of antioxidants and menthol in peppermint tea also help to soothe an upset stomach.
Drink for Your Health’s Sake
Tea’s potential health benefits extend far beyond strengthening the immune system. Drink tea every day to help protect your heart and prevent neurological decline.
You’re sure to find a tea flavor you like, whether you prefer green tea or herbal tea bags. Explore the earthy and vegetal flavors of true teas, or switch it up with herbal teas’ floral, citrus, spicy, and fruity flavors.
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