The Many Benefits of Drinking Tea

Dec 28 2016

The consumption of herbal tea has surged over the last few years in our country. Produced from flowers and spices here and abroad, both natural ingredients, the benefits of drinking herbal tea are multifaceted, but all draw to the same conclusion: Antioxidants.

Cancer & Heart Disease:  Specialty tea blends contain antioxidant compounds that help the body fight harmful free radicals.  Herbal tea also assists in restricting the build up of cholesterol and helps blood vessels flow easier.  Additionally, the high concentrations of antioxidants (found in herbal tea and specialty tea) may aid in softening the aging effect.

Teeth & Bones:  These very helpful antioxidants found in herbal tea may reduce plaque, which lowers your chance of cavity and gum disease, and may also protect against tooth decay. Fluoride is extracted from the soil by the tea plant. This mineral also strengthens bones and prevents osteoporosis.  The complex combination of antioxidant compounds in specialty tea also serve to keep the digestive juices flowing.

Immune System:  Vitamin C in green specialty tea helps to treat the flu and the common cold by way of increasing the number of white blood cells in our immune system.

Prevent Dehydration: another one of the benefits of drinking herbal tea is that it is a good source of fluid intake that replenishes lost body liquid. Doctors always recommend drinking at least 1.5 liters of fluid a day. Herbal tea is tasty, healthy, and a great thirst quencher!

Prevent Food Poisoning: Tea prevents food poisoning by fighting against stomach issues caused by harmful bacteria and germs found in food products, specifically the antioxidants in specialty tea.

In specialty tea, an herbal infusion may contain select dried leaves, pieces of ripe fruit, flowers, grasses, nuts, barks, seeds or other natural ingredients that give them their taste and contribute to the above array of body friendly benefits.  For continued good health, brew yourself a pot of herbal tea daily!

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