Tea Time: Benefits of tea

Whatever the weather tea is a great way to make you feel full for longer. Tea has so many powerful benefits and can also be enjoyed hot or cold.

Did you know Tea has Antioxidants?

Antioxidants work to prevent the body’s version of rust and thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from pollution. Load up on antioxidants with a white tea, which is less processed than black or green tea so it retains more beneficial antioxidants.

No a caffeine fan? Grab the tea

Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what typically is found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system, says Leslie Bonci, nutritionist and owner of Active Eating Advice. If you're trying to switch from coffee to tea, try a chicory root tea like Teeccino, which has a mouth feel and flavor similar to coffee. Chicory root is also known to help reduce stress and is a prebiotic so may be helpful to your gut. Bonus: this tea will give you a kick of energy without the caffeine.

Reducing inflammation and cancer risk

Tea is rich in polyphenols that have effects like reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer.

Green tea is about 30 percent polyphenols by weight, including large amounts of a catechin called EGCG. Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits.These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases.

Natural way to fight illnesses, mental and physical

Find a tea that works for you

Fat burning and physical performance: Green tea

Calming and relaxation: Chamomile tea

Digestion and antibacterial: Peppermint tea

Sick and sore throat cure: Ginger tea or Chai tea

Cold and flu: Echinacea tea or Ginseng Tea

Anti-inflammatory: Rose Hip tea or Turmeric tea

Relieve anxiety and improve sleep: Passionflower tea

Lower bad cholesterol levels: Oolong tea

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