Tea is my kryptonite.
There’s something about it that helps ease me after a long day. More than this though, it’s also turned into something I tell others about because even though the different flavors make it a tasty alternative to coffee, it’s the health benefits that can really make you a tea-drinker for life.
Here are five tea samples and the benefits they carry:
Red tea (or also known as Rooibus tea) is especially known for helping with headaches, asthma, and allergies. This particular tea is caffeine free, so it is a good one if you are sensitive to caffeine or breastfeeding. Red tea is also delicious served either hot or iced.
A big plus — Red tea is great for the skin because it helps decrease acne and inflammation. You can get red tea powder to use for your skin care routine as well.
Green tea has a ton of health benefits. This tea is full of antioxidants and really helps to boost the immune system. It is also a really good tea to drink to help with weight loss because it helps your metabolism, and it helps burn belly fat. Studies also indicate that green tea can help fight cancer because it activates enzymes that slow down cancerous cell growth.
Green tea does have some caffeine in it, but still not as much as coffee.
Black tea is one of the more popular teas to drink and has a variety of delicious flavors. It is commonly used to help with digestive problems and asthma. Studies also say that black tea can reduce tooth decay as well. Black tea has a good bit of caffeine in it, so it is something to keep in mind if you are sensitive to caffeine.
This tea is (much like green tea) full of antioxidants. A lot of people enjoy drinking white tea because it typically has a sweeter taste (less grassy). It also helps with weight loss and cholesterol. White tea has been known to help with skincare because it prevents and fights skin damaging, free radicals.
I have always had skin issues, but once I started actively drinking green and white tea, I noticed a huge difference in my complexion. White tea does have caffeine in it, but a little less than green tea does.
This particular kind of tea is so yummy served over ice. Herbal teas help with sleep issues. It can also help with constipation, nausea, blood pressure, and headaches. For a more complete list of the many benefits of herbal tea, you can check it out here. Herbal Tea is also caffeine free.
Tea is wonderful for you, and it has just so many health benefits. Plus, there is such a wide range of flavors. So if you don’t like one, there’s sure to be another kind that you’ll like instead.
What’s your favorite tea to drink?