5 reasons ‘Tea’ is healthy and awesome

WEB DESK: Whether served hot or cold, tea can be an addiction in anyway. There are numerous cons that are acknowledged to us of being addicted to tea, but there are few pros that weigh out all the cons that were known to us.

Five pros of drinking tea every day are as follows:

1. Tea has less caffeine than coffee


Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what typically is found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system, says Leslie Bonci, nutritionist and owner of Active Eating Advice.

2. Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke


3A study published earlier this year that combined data from a host of earlier reports found a nearly 20 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack and a 35 percent reduced risk of stroke among those who drank one to three cups of green tea a day. Those who drank four or more cups of green tea daily had a 32 percent reduction in the risk of having a heart attack and lower levels of LDL cholesterol.

3. Tea may help with weight loss

4 Research on this isn’t as strong, Ardine says, adding that studies that have shown an effect on weight loss have depended on consumption of large amounts of tea, often in pill form.

4. Tea may keep your smile bright

5 “Japanese researchers have found that tea can decrease tooth loss,” Ardine says. “It changes the pH in your mouth when you drink it and that may be what prevents cavities.” Beyond that, tea, unlike many other beverages does not appear to erode tooth enamel, Bonci says.

5. Herbal tea may soothe the digestive system

6“Herbal teas, in particular chamomile, can be good for people with irritable bowel syndrome because it is an antispasmodic,” Bonci says. “And ginger teas can calm nausea.”

Source: Today.com