The benefits of drinking tea….

Drinking tea has a myriad of health benefits and has been deemed to be a great option to hydrate your body and improve your health….. There is plenty of research showing that drinking tea can actually improve your health, and which type of tea you drink can make a big difference.

All non-herbal teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, and the amount of time the leaves are processed determines whether you end up with a green, black or an oolong tea. Tea has less caffeine than coffee, and actually herbal blends have no caffeine as they are actually made from plant-based fruits, flowers and herbs, while traditional teas (Black, Green and Oolong),  have less than 50 percent of caffeine that is typically found in coffee… so if you get the jitters from too many coffees, tea may be a great option for you!

Green teas are the least processed of all the teas, and tend to have the highest amounts of polyphenols and antioxidants, and are the only type of tea that contains the polyphenol - catechin, which is why many studies have been done using only green teas.  Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits, and can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage.

Even though black tea has many antioxidants on its own..... green tea is even more powerful as it has even more powerful antioxidants that help to fight premature aging and reduce wrinkles - that means it's also a potent anti-aging ingredient that combats signs of aging when ingested and has remarkable properties to keep your skin complexion fresh and healthy.  Matcha green tea also assists in diminishing the signs of aging and is even more potent - think wrinkles be gone!

Tea is full of antioxidants which work to prevent the body’s version of rust and thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from environmental factors, UV rays, smoking, ageing, toxins and pollution.Load up on tea, as many research studies suggests tea may even assist to reduce our risk of stroke and heart attacks, help with weight loss, help protect our bones and our teeth, and can also help with the digestive system and boost our immune systems!!!  

Pour me a cup please!!