- Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Tea protects your bones.
- Tea promotes good oral health. Tea itself actually contains fluoride and tannins that may keep plaque away.
- Tea bolsters your immune system.
- Tea protects against cancer. The polyphenols and antioxidants found in tea aid the fight against cancer.
- Tea keeps diabetes in check. Green tea helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar.
- Tea helps you keep hydrated.
- Tea can create a calmer but more alert state of mind.
- Tea lowers stress hormone levels.
- Tea eases irritability, headaches, nervous tension and insomnia.
- Tea can cause a temporary increase in short term memory.
Tea contains many nutrients important to our bodies such as Vitamins A, B2, C, D, E and Folic Acid (B9); minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese.
- Tea doesn’t have any calories, unless you add sweetener or milk.
- Tea increases your metabolism.
- Green tea has been shown to actually increase metabolic rate so that you can burn 70 to 80 additional calories by drinking just five cups of green tea per day.
- Tea contains high levels of compounds that combat the absorbtion of fat
Tea vs. Coffee
Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea. An eight-ounce cup of coffee contains around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only 30 to 40 mg per cup. Drinking coffee can give some the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches and can also interfere with sleep. If this is the case, try switching to tea. You will feel better and also gain many health benefits.