You might be wondering if you should switch from coffee to tea. Well, if you are interested in some additional health benefits, here are some good reasons to brew up a pot of tea.
Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Sure, it is less likely to wake you up in the morning. However, it also means it has fewer side effects associated with regular consumption of coffee. Traditional teas have about half the caffeine, while herbal ones have none at all.
Tea has been found to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. There is strong evidence this is the case, with the reduction being around 32% in most studies. It also lowers levels of LDL cholesterol, which can further reduce the risks.
Tea can also help you lose weight. Consumption of tea has sometimes helped people lose weight. Usually, it is either in many cups or pill form. However, there is not a lot of science to support this.
Antioxidants help keep the body young, preventing damage that comes as we age. Tea contains a lot of antioxidants, as do some other foods.
The Japanese have remarkably healthy teeth. It isn’t just the result of dentistry, either. Data suggests that tea changes the pH balance in the mouth, preventing cavities. It helps that tea is not found to erode enamel, the protective covering of the teeth.
Herbal tea can calm nausea. Chamomile is good for digestive conditions, too.
Tea may also be related to cancer. Specifically, it may reduce the risk of getting cancer. The research is still unsure about this, but if you’re trying to cut down the odds, it couldn’t hurt.
Finally, tea can be very relaxing. The preparation of tea encourages you to slow down, in contrast to the hustle and bustle of caffeine. The slowing down can cut down on stress levels.