“A cup of tea is a cup of peace.”
There are now SO many different teas out there that it’s hard to keep up knowing what tea is what and what it’s benefits are. Here are our top 7 tea suggestions to help you restore your health and peace of mind.
#1 Insomnia and Anxiety
Struggling to sleep or feeling a little bit anxious? Chamomile tea is well known for it’s caffeine-free calming effects. Drinking 1-2 cups a day can help to reduce stress by increasing the levels of serotonin and melatonin in your body. The anti-inflammatory nature also acts as a relaxant and helps to relieve symptoms of menstruation such as bloating, cramping, anxiety, sweating and the inability to sleep.
#2 Boosted Immune System
Ginger and Lemon tea is the perfect go to for when you need a little TLC! The combination of zingiber found in ginger and pectin/limonene found in lemon work together as the ultimate immune boost to fight bacterial infections. Did you know that ginger also helps to curb sickness and stomach upsetness? Heat up some fresh ginger and make sure to take a mug on your travels!
#3 Lifted Energy
Looking for an energy boost without that coffee crash? Yerba mate contains roughly 75-80mg of caffeine in an average cup, not only does it help you to think clearer – but the stimulation lasts much longer than coffee. Due to the nature of tea, yerba mate is free from acid and is straight up alkaline.
#4 Teeth Health
‘Oolong’ comes from the Chinese Wu Long which means “The Black Dragon”. This traditional Chinese tea contains significant levels of fluoride which helps to prevent tooth decay (within moderation).
#5 Weight Loss
I’m sure that you’ve previously heard of green tea for weight loss! But why? Green tea high in catechins which helps to boost your metabolism as well as being a natural antioxidant. These antioxidants help to strengthen your immune system and protect your cells from damage by oxidation. Oolong tea also helps to regulate blood sugar levels, in return making you feel more satisfied and balanced.
Had a rough weekend and fancy a miniature detox? Dandelion tea helps the liver to regenerate and function at a higher capacity. Also assisting with the production of bile which helps with our digestive process.
#7 Digestion Bloating
Peppermint and fennel tea are the perfect solution to those suffering with abdominal gas and bloating. These two tea’s help to improve digestion, relieve stomach aches, muscle spasms and nausea. Consuming these teas increase your body temperature which helps you to sweat, ideal for those post workout toxins.