The science of tea
Benefit 1: Fights Viruses and Boosts Immunity
Black and green tea are known to have antiviral properties that can help your immune system combat viruses like the common cold. Supporting our immune system now is so important. Herbal teas are also really good.
Benefit 2: Powerful Antioxidants Fight DNA Damage and Reduce Signs of Aging
Want to maintain that youthful radiant glow and stay healthy at the same time? A cup of tea, particularly green tea or matcha, a day may be just the thing. Tea is loaded with powerful antioxidants that fight DNA damage and protects against oxidative stress on the body. Those antioxidants can also help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and insomnia.
Benefit 3: Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Tea has an abundance of L-theanine, a compound that helps fight stress and anxiety naturally. It can also promote a sense of calmness, while helping you focus. The ritual of brewing and having tea will help you also with that feeling of calm.
Benefits 4: Drinkable Medicinal Spices
Herbs and spices make the most amazing infusions and tisanes. A common Ayurvedic staple is cumin, coriander, fennel contains health benefits including stimulating digestion, which is the root of all health according to Ayurveda. Lavender and chamomile teas can help promote sleep and relaxation.
Benefit 5: A Great Social or Self-Care Routine
As part of your daily self-care routine or a way to spend time with friends and family, tea is a social conduit. You can have a quick brew together or a long leisurely tea with food. My favourite!