It’s no secret here at Modestine that we’re obsessed with tea. We’ll take multiple cups a day, please! We get it, not every coffee addict is going to love tea and give up their hot beverage of choice for it – but there are many benefits to tea that coffee can’t compete with!
It’s no wonder that people have been drinking tea since Ancient China. Around the year 2750 BC! The Chinese realized that tea was not only delicious, but that it also had almost magical healing properties. Today, thousands of years later, tea is still being consumed all over the world by people of all ages. However, here in the United States, the majority of the population favors coffee over tea. Well, we’re here to give you some reasons to trade your coffee in for tea.
1. Tea can provide symptom specific relief. Based on whatever ailments you’re experiencing, you can pick a tea that’s meant to make your symptoms more bearable. You can reach for a some tea instead of a pill bottle at the first sign of your symptoms. Various types of tea can provide relief for everything from menstrual cramps to insomnia to anxiety. The large number of antioxidants in tea can also contribute to better overall health and a decreased risk of both cancer and heart disease.
2. Tea is less harsh on your stomach. Coffee is notorious for causing upset stomachs for some people, resulting in symptoms ranging from heartburn to diarrhea. Tea, not so much. In fact, certain teas are great for your stomach and can help you if you’re feeling nauseous, gassy, bloated, or anything in between. Ginger tea, for example, is often recommended as an anti-nausea remedy. Chamomile and peppermint tea are also great for treating stomach ailments. If you are prone to upset stomachs due to caffeine in general, avoid or limit intake of black tea, which has a higher caffeine level than other types.
3. Tea lowers cholesterol. Both green and black tea are proven to lower your cholesterol. This is because they contain antioxidants called catechins which reduce harmful cholesterol levels. Unlike tea, some coffee (like espresso and other unfiltered types) can raise your cholesterol. Maintaining a healthy cholesterol will reduce your risk of heart disease and better your chances of living a long, healthy life.
4. Tea acts as an anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is linked to a lot of different unnerving conditions. Painful and possibly dangerous inflammation is linked with many conditions like arthritis, asthma, and Crohn's Disease, just to name a few. Certain teas such as green tea, cherry tea, and turmeric tea are known to reduce inflammation in the body. There have even been scientific studies that have proven turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties!
5. Tea can provide allergy relief. Yes, tea can actually help you face those pesky allergies! Multiple types of herbal teas can act as antihistamines, which means they can fight allergy symptoms like runny nose and sneezing. Green tea, chamomile tea, and nettle tea especially are known to help allergies. You can add in some pure honey for even more natural allergy fighting power.
So, do we have you convinced? Just look at all the magic that tea can create! There are so many scientifically backed health benefits of tea...not to mention it’s downright delicious and there’s a tea for everybody! There are endless types and blends to choose from, so have fun tasting them all. We hope we’ve inspired you to trade your coffee in for tea... at least once in a while.