By: Kenzie Grieman
January is National Tea month, and therefore there is not a better time to curl up with a warm cup of tea!
In addition to being delicious, teas of all varieties (or should I say, varie-teas) are among the healthiest beverages out there. With such chilly weather and being in school (and in such close quarters with other people) it is likely that our immune systems are not at 100 percent. But thankfully drinking tea regularly can help bring it back up to par. Listed below are some of the amazing health benefits of different types of tea:
- Will help keep your blood pressure normal for black tea contains theophylline which increases blood flood in your capillaries.
- Protects your lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke.
- Can lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
- Can regulate blood sugar levels.
- Is high in antioxidants! Which is good for fighting off the common cold and flu. Will also help your skin fight free radicals that can cause cancer.
- Can help lower cholesterol.
- Helps clear acne and is great for your skin in general.
- Helps in weight management and helps speed up your metabolism.
- Rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium and fluorine.
- Promotes bone health.
- Aids in clearing skin and reduces signs of aging.
- Helps regulate hypertension and relieves stress.
- Eases headache pain.
- Helps maintain a healthy digestive system and can reduce menstrual cramps.
- Can help you get to sleep. Chamomile tea has many relaxing properties and is often used as a treatment for insomnia.
- Contains properties that nourishes and moisturizes your skin from the inside.
- Relieves stress.
- Helps boost your immune system.
- Cures migraines and nausea.
- Eases muscle pain and fatigue.
While tea is delicious on its own, is it not good to know that it is super good for your body as well. So make sure to pick up some tea (remember January is National Tea Month!) and start drinking to your happiness and health.