Six Of The Healthiest Teas…

Chamomile Tea

The main benefit of this tea is as a sleep aid, but it is also believed to be anti-inflammatory, ant-bacterial, and to help improve liver health. It has been shown to boost the immune system, helping to fight illnesses such as the common cold. Its soothing properties have been suggested to help with cramps and pains, along with stress relief. 

 

Spearmint Tea

Studies have shown that spearmint can help relieve digestive symptoms such as nausea, bloating and pain. It has also been shown to help balance hormones, and has even helped women who suffer with PCOS. Additionally, it’s full of antioxidants, and it’s also antibacterial so can help fight infections.

 

Ginger Tea

Research suggests that ginger is a good alternative to anti-nausea drugs for people suffering with nausea caused by morning sickness, chemotherapy, and also motion sickness. It has also been shown to improve heart health and blood pressure, inflammation, and for strengthening the immune system. It’s also been used to help with period pain, and may be as effective as ibuprofen!

 

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea contains lots of antioxidants, as well as being an anti-inflammatory that helps lower blood pressure. Some studies have also shown that it can help raise levels of good cholesterol (HDL), and others indicate that its anti-microbial properties may be good for fighting food-borne illnesses.

Its high Vitamin C content also means that it is good for immune health, and may be beneficial for those who suffer with anemia.

 

Green Tea

Green tea contains a large amount of the powerful compound ECGC, an antioxidant that helps fight diseases and prevent cell damage. Studies also indicate that the antioxidants in green tea may help to protect against cancer. It’s known to be beneficial for the brain, both short term and long-term, and may help to prevent alzheimer’s disease. The list of health benefits goes on, including being good for the heart, oral hygiene, and weight loss.

 

 

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate is full of goodness- it’s jam-packed full of antioxidants, as well as being anti-inflammatory and helping to lower cholesterol. Promising studies have also shown that it may lower blood sugar, reduce the risk of heart disease, and help fight against fungal, bacterial and parasitic infections.

Because of the combination of caffeine and theobromine, the energy in Yerba Mate is slow-release, so unlike the energy highs and lows experienced from coffee, drinking Yerba Mate gives you an energy boost that lasts all day.