The Health Benefits of Tea

When you drink a cup of tea, you’re not just quenching your thirst or desire for something flavorful — you’re bettering your mind, body, and soul. You see, for nearly 5,000 years, tea has been a source of medicine, meditation, and more, according to Bigelow. It can be soothing, increase your alertness, and prevent certain diseases. As noted by Harvard Medical School, the health benefits of tea are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Numerous sources state that the following health benefits hold true.

Reduced risk for certain cancers – According to studies, there has been an association between green tea and certain cancers such as skin, breast, and lung cancer, just to name a few.1

Reduced risk for heart attack – The antioxidants in green, black, and oolong teas can help block bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol to improve artery function.1

Weight management – Extracts in green tea may interfere with fat formation in the body, thus helping green tea drinkers maintain a healthy body weight.2

Wrinkle reduction – Want to look younger? Drink white tea. One study tied white tea to wrinkle production and noted that it can help strengthen elastin and collagen.2

Stress and anxiety reducer – Certain types of teas such as passionflower, ashwagandha, and eleutherococcus can help your body relax and de-stress.3

Cold remedy – Sipping on a warm cup of tea can help loosen up mucus, making it easier to get rid of, but stick to de-caffeinated tea when you’re sick.4

So, the next time you drink a cup of tea, remember, you’re doing something good for your health! Just be sure to take it easy on the sugar. Oh and … for tea service in the Bay Area, please be sure to contact us.

Sources: Harvard Medical School1; The Huffington Post2; Dr. Oz3; WebMD4