Everyone knows that it takes more than regular exercise to lead a healthy lifestyle. What you’re putting in your body matters just as much as what you’re doing with your body workout-wise. Drinking water is a must, but sometimes you need a little flavor, aroma, or immunity boost. If there’s one thing you should be drinking besides water, it’s tea! Aside from warming your body, tea can provide real health benefits that your body will love. Raise your cup and saucer to these six types of tea and their benefits.
Oolong: A popular and traditional choice, this type of tea boosts your metabolism, which can aid in weight loss. Oolong tea can raise your metabolism for up to two hours after drinking it, burning fat faster. Add a drop or two of honey for a sweeter taste!
Black: Need stress relief? Black tea will help! Studies show that the amino acids in black tea can help you relax and concentrate better. It also reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol, so drink up on a regular basis.
Rooibos: This tea is great for aiding in any digestive issues. Rooibos tea is rich in antispasmodic agents, which do everything from easing stomach cramps and abdominal pain by smoothing out the muscles in your gut. We recommend drinking a cup 30 minutes before a meal to get the full effect.
Dried Ginger: The gingerols in this tea have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that people who suffer from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis saw a decrease in their level of pain after consuming ginger regularly. Add a pinch of dried ginger to a hot cup of water and you’re set!
Peppermint: Trying to lose weight? Peppermint tea helps suppress your appetite. This is a great replacement for your mid-afternoon snack or late-night treat. Another perk is the fragrant scent – peppermint can’t be beat!
Chamomile: Say hello to healthy skin and hair with this tea! Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties, chamomile helps clear up skin irritations and helps make your hair soft and smooth. Who can say no to that?
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