“A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter.”
Tea. What’s not to love? It is a perfect partner for summer evening chit-chats and the drink that helps to warm you up during the cold wintry days. We all know the kinds of teas that are available in the market and what they taste like. But do you know what health benefits they have in store for you?
Here we have a list of different types of teas which can help improve your health and quench your thirst at the same time. Take a look and pick the one that suits you the best!
Black Tea: One of the most highly caffeinated teas, Black tea contains thearubigins and theaflavins, two types of antioxidants that are known to lower cholesterol levels. Drinking two to three cups of Black tea can cut down the risk of stroke by 21%.
White Tea: The ultimate multi-tasker of teas, much like green tea; white tea contains catechins which may help fight heart disease and cancer. It may also reduce the recurrence of breast cancer, lowers cholesterol and enhances weight loss. It is also known to improve oral health.
Peppermint tea: A delicious and refreshing way to boost your overall health in a number of ways because of its ability to improve digestion, reduce pain and eliminate inflammation. It helps in relaxing the mind and body, boosts the immune system and cures bad breath.
Oolong Tea: A fragrant tea which has a fruity flavour, Oolong tea is extremely relaxing to drink. This tea helps in the reduction of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, inflammatory disorders and high cholesterol levels. It provides antioxidants to the body which help promote bone structure, robust skin and good dental health.
Chamomile Tea: This tea was used by the Greeks, Romans and the Egyptians as a treatment for wounds as it expedites healing. It may help improve diabetes and its antibacterial elements can prevent and treat colds. The wonderful herb-Chamomile can help soothe an upset stomach by relaxing the muscles of the intestines. Drinking Chamomile tea soothes the nervous system so that you can sleep better. It has been used as a solution for insomnia for centuries.
Green Tea: One of the most healthy beverages, Green tea is loaded with anti-oxidants which can fight against breast, bladder, ovarian, lung and skin cancer. It can prevent stress, dental cavities, fatigue and improves arthritis by reducing inflammation. It aids weight loss to certain extent.
Ginger Tea: A piping hot cup of ginger tea has high levels of magnesium, vitamin C and other minerals. Drinking a cup of ginger tea before travelling can help prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. It helps relieve congestion due to common cold and prevents respiratory problems associated with environmental allergies. It strengthens immunity and also improves blood circulation.
So now you have more reasons to grab a cuppa and not be guilty about it! Go, indulge in some “chai” of your “chais”!