It’s the beginning of the New Year, and many of us are looking to eat and live healthier, making tea a great option. Here’s why switching out your cup of coffee for tea is a wise decision:
Tea has been lauded for an array of potential health benefits due to its antioxidants, with the strongest evidence showing its benefits to the heart. In fact, studies have shown that black tea intake leads to a decreased incidence of heart attack, while green tea has been associated with lower cholesterol levels.
Certain teas can also aid in your digestion. Green, chai and peppermint tea are all great options if you’re looking to relieve a variety of digestive ailments, such as gas, upset stomach or nausea. Teas containing cinnamon and ginger also provide the same relief, as well.
Tea is a great 0-calorie alternative to water. Plus, it provides many options for flavor. As a result, you’re not drinking a ton of empty liquid calories, and you’re staying hydrated, as well.
Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than half of what is found in coffee. This means you can consume it without any effect on your nervous system.
According to www.eatright.org, Japanese researchers in 2010 reported that having at least one cup of green tea per day was associated with significantly decreased odds for tooth loss. This is due to tea’s fluoride content. Tea is usually brewed with fluoridated water, and the tea plant naturally accumulates fluoride from the soil.