Delicious, low-calorie, and brimming with antioxidants, tea has become a commonly consumed beverage worldwide, only second to water. Even in the U.S., its popularity is rapidly growing. And why not? With the health benefits you stand to gain, you, too, will want to drink up.
It is no wonder that tea is the beverage enjoyed most by centenarians around the world. Tea is full of powerful antioxidants that improve concentration, gently boost energy, and make people fee; healthier and happier. The free radical-inhibiting property of tea is more potent than that of vitamin E, and tea is a proven preventive and treatment for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The polyphenols in tea, especially catechins, are powerful antioxidants that help ward off diabetes and cancer.
As a weight loss tool, tea is a wonderful way to clean and flush the system, replace fluids – and pump the body full of powerful antioxidants at the same time. Aside from the health benefits, tea is a zero-calorie beverage, making it your best choice for weight loss. Pass on the diet soda, loaded with sugar and bone-weakening bubbles, and go for tea. A cup of tea contains far less caffeine than a cup of coffee.
- Recent research suggests that tea, especially green and oolong varieties, is a potent antioxidant
- Tea is a natural source of fluoride and can help prevent tooth decay
- Tea is also thought to be a valuable element in reducing cholesterol
It’s best to drink tea unsweetened and without milk, which can minimize some of the health benefits. To sweeten the tea without the extra calories, forgo the sugar and instead try honey, stevia products, lemon, or a stick of cinnamon.
To get the most health from your tea, brew it fresh from loose leaves and herbs. The Tea Experience NY has several tea infusers to select to brew your tea of choice.
If you are not already a tea drinker, incorporate tea into your regime so you can reap the powerful health benefits!
May you stay healthy, live long, live happily, and enjoy the simple (and healthful) pleasures of tea!