If you’re not doing it already, it’s time to start drinking tea for your health. It may surprise you to know that there are numerous health benefits of tea including:
- Lowering/balancing your blood sugar levels
- Reducing pain and inflammation of arthritis
- Lowering your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Lowering your risk of heart disease
- Lowering your risk of cancer
- Improving your digestion
It was also previously thought that the tannins in tea cause your body to dehydrate, but it’s now been proven that tea hydrates your body just as well as water.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also found that caffeine from tea contains a natural protein (theanine) that produces the opposite effects of regular caffeine – the ups and downs, headaches, and fatigue.
All of these amazing benefits are only true or “real” tea though, not overly processed and blended teas. Green, black, and white teas that are made from the leaves of tea plants are your best options. Herbal teas are not true teas, instead, they are brewed from other plants.
With this said though, there is one tea blend that is not a true tea but has many wonderful benefits … Peppermint tea. That’s because mint is known to have medicinal benefits. You can use it for:
- Relieving nausea
- Reducing bloating
- Reducing congestion from colds or sinus infections
- Relieving chest congestion
Peppermint tea is a wonderful way to end your evening meal. It’s caffeine free, relieves any pain from overeating, and relieves any congestion you may have to help you sleep better.
To enjoy all of these wonderful benefits, be sure to select the finest blends of these teas, heat the water to the temperature indicated, and steep for the proper amount of time. Then sit back and savor every sip.