5 healthy teas
Which teas should you sip? Here’s our roundup of 5 healthy teas. A cup of tea can pack a powerful punch. Some energise us, while others help us relax. Many teas contain anti-ageing antioxidants, and some soothe skin conditions. So, which teas should you sip?
Here’s our roundup of 5 healthy teas:
Let’s start with the tea that makes up more than 75% of the world’s tea consumption. It’s packed with the chemical compounds theaflavins and thearubigins, which have anti-oxidant properties and reduce cholesterol. One study even found that if you drink three or more cups of black tea a day, you can cut your risk of stroke by a whopping 21% – while another study found that the same amount of black tea a day reduces dementia warning signs by half!
Is there anything quite as invigorating and refreshing as a cup of peppermint tea? If you enjoy this brew, you’ll love to know peppermint tea works wonders for your digestive system – and can also lower stress and anxiety.
A warm mug of chamomile tea is heavenly for relaxing before bed. But that’s not all. Chamomile has also been shown to help women live longer, while helping manage diabetes. And because it’s a natural cleanser and moisturiser, it’s great for the skin.
While white tea comes from the same plant as black tea (camellia sinensis), it has far less caffeine. But that’s not the only reason to drink it. It also has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, plus reduce cholesterol and help people with diabetes.
A partly fermented tea, oolong has a whole range of health benefits. From improving mental alertness, to warding off some cancers, heart disease and even tooth decay. It’s also been shown to aid weight loss, and improve immunity. All that in just one little cup.
Other healthy teas
Many other teas have been praised for their health benefits – from dandelion to rooibos, and herbal teas that are blended for specific ailments and benefits. So pop the kettle on, because it’s always time for tea!