Tea has been around for millenia. Through that time, the Chinese have drunk it for everything from hangover prevention to weight control and common cold reduction. Now modern scientific research has given us a much better insight into how tea improves health and to what benefit.
You probably already know that tea can improve your skin and help keep you fit and trim, but did you know that it also does amazing things for your health.
Scientists have found those who drink two or three cups of black tea a day are 50 per cent less likely to exhibit early signs of dementia compared to those who did not drink it.
Studies have also suggested that it may reduce the risk of stroke and protect lungs against damage from cigarette smoke.
Tea helps to prevent the formation of dangerous blood clots which are very often the cause of heart attacks and strokes. Some studies have even found that black tea drinkers were at a 70 percent lower risk of having a fatal heart attack.
As well as being linked to longer life for women, scientists have also claimed drinking camomile tea could help keep diabetes under control.
Camomile tea is also considered to be a skincare treatment due to its cleansing and moisturising properties.
Mint tea is believed to aid digestion and combat stress.
The menthol present in the tea acts as a muscle relaxant which helps to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety people suffer from.
One of the benefits of jasmine tea is weight loss. The herbal tea is widely consumed to burn down fat deposits in the body. Jasmine tea is rich in antioxidants and caffeine especially EGCG which aids weight loss.
One of the best health benefits of drinking jasmine tea is, it controls diabetes. Jasmine tea regulates the blood sugar and glucose levels in the body which prevents the chances of suffering from diabetes.
Tea drinkers tend to be healthier, which proves true in research too, as tea drinking correlates with better health outcomes.
You can support your health, including your skin and body composition, with as few as 2-3 cups per day of this calorie-free, sugar-free drink, so join this growing health movement and start today exploring the novelty of tea.