Tea is the oldest drink in human history. For many centuries people have been drinking herbal tea in order to stay healthy.
Since it’s free of caffeine and it protects our organism from many diseases, it is a much better substitute to coffee. These are the main health benefits of drinking herbal tea:
1. Lowers weight
What may help you to lose some pounds is drinking herbal tea (the best choice is the green tea). Many studies have shown that people who drink three cups of green tea a day lost the weight much faster than people who did not drink herbal tea. The antioxidant from green tea called ‘catechin’ helps in losing pounds and keeps our body on the same weight.
What can help your body to activate even more of the catechins is to put a lemon or lime juice in the tea. This catechin has also a big role when it comes to fat distribution on our body in obese and overweight people during exercises. Using the catechin from green tea makes our results from exercising much better.
2. Support heart health
Many studies show that tea consumption of herbal tea may reduce the rate of blood pressure variation, and also increases the levels of HDL cholesterol, also known as the ‘good’ type. A sudden fluctuation in blood pressure can be an early warning sign of a stroke or even heart disease.
The best choice is the black herbal tea that contains some powerful antioxidants that help support heart health. It also reduces the bad cholesterol, lowers the stroke risk, improves blood flow in coronary arteries and blood vessel function.
3. Better skin
Tea is loaded with antioxidants, which help prevent and repair skin damage. Out of all the herbal teas, chamomile is the most popular and the best choice for use in treating skin problems. This tea to also helps with skin problems such as patchy skin and acne.
The best tea is the one is that contains two chemicals that have anti-inflammatory properties, aspalathin and nothofagin. The flavonoids in herbal teas are anti-inflammatory, and that means that they help very much with health problems with our skin, like rosacea or acne.
4. Lowers bad cholesterol
Herbal teas (especially the green tea) can reduce LDL, or ‘bad’ cholesterol by a few points. With drinking just a cup of green tea daily we get more antioxidants than any fruit or vegetable. Polyphenols in green tea help ou body in blocking the intestinal cholesterol absorption. It has been shown in various studies that herbal tea can lower down 5 to 6 points more both from ‘bad’ cholesterol and total cholesterol levels.
Limiting the foods that have cholesterol isn’t the best method to really low the blood cholesterol, but herbal teas are proven to decrease cholesterol. Consuming herbal tea is more effective than using supplements that contain the same substances found in herbal teas, so the best idea is to make your own healthy tea and get the best nutrients.