Everyone loves a good cup of tea first thing in the morning, and it’s no secret that tea has some amazing health benefits. So, since we’re all about the fit and healthy this November, we’ve delved a bit deeper to bring you four great reasons not to quit your morning cuppa.
Green tea boosts your stamina.
Scientists have proved that the antioxidants in green tea can help your body turn fat into fuel, which in turn promotes muscle endurance. This means that you exercise for longer, and you can burn off excess fat, which will help you to maintain a healthy weight.
Need to keep going for longer? A nice cup of green tea can help with that.
Tea helps you to hydrate.
The myth that tea dehydrates the skin, has been proven just that – a myth. Despite the caffeine content, researchers have discovered that drinking three or more cups a day is equally as good for you as drinking water. Yes, really.
Not only that, but the smart science guys and girls believe that flavonoids, the key ingredient in tea, can boost your health and help to fight against health nasties such cancer and heart disease.
Black tea can reduce stress.
A stressful job, or stress at home can really freak us out and plays havoc with our bodies in all sorts of weird ways. If you’re a stress sufferer, then consider sitting down with a cup of lovely warm black tea.
Studies show that black tea helps to reduce stress levels, which in turn lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
White tea helps that youthful glow.
Worried that fine lines and wrinkles are starting to make an appearance? Aren’t we all! Although we can’t physically stop the signs of ageing (short of inventing a time machine), we can revel in the benefits of our own personal age-defying fountain of youth!
White tea extracts are reported to strengthen elastin and collagen in the skin, which helps to smooth out those pesky first signs that we may not be as young as we once were.
So there you have it. Tea of course, has many more benefits than we can squeeze into one blog post, which is excellent news for a nation of tea lovers.