Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Tea

100 million cups of tea are drunk in the UK daily and the countries favourite is black tea. There are thousands of variations around the world however the UK is only just tipping its toe into the tea cup. Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Tea

Not only does tea taste amazing but it has many many health benefits that a lot of people don’t realise. We’ve listed 10 of them below for you. After this you’ll feel a little less guilty about that next cup. 

 

  1. Tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

  1. These antioxidants can also play a part in helping to prevent and control different types of cancer

  2. Tea leaves contain 3.5% caffeine however coffee actually has less at 1.1-2.2%. But the hotter water that coffee needs to bow extracts more caffeine. This means that tea has less caffeine than coffee.

  3. Green tea works especially well for to keep you skin acne free. Those amazing antioxidants (again) in green tea have shown great  effects on acne.

  4. Here’s one for the more unknown Red tea. It can reduce stomach cramps! Properties of this tea cause it to acts as anti-spasmodic agent and allow it to aid in the relief of stomach cramps or even colic in infants.

  5. Drinking tea has several mental health benefits as well! It has been seen to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. There is now evidence of long-term health benefits; drinking at least half a cup of green tea a day seems to lower the risk of developing depression and dementia.

  6. Tea increases your metabolism. 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.

  7. White tea has the highest concentration of antioxidants because it is the least processed tea. Because of this it can be considered the healthiest of the teas

  8. 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.

  9. Tea can help with diabetes. Black tea is a great non-sweetened drink that can help enhance the use of insulin in the body.

 

After reading those we hope you’ll venture out and try a new tea and maybe make it a regular thing. The amazing antioxidants are waiting for you!

 

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