Tea...It is the second most consumed beverage in the wold, after water and here in the U.S., more and more people are drink it. According to the Tea Council of the USA, Americans consumed more than 80 billion servings of tea last year - that's more than 3.6 billion gallons! - and it's expected that number will double in the next five years!
Why the increasing popularity? Multiple health benefits, depending on what kind of tea you drink; interesting flavors and a better for you option than sugary, calorie-laden soda. Caffeinated teas also boost mental alertness minus the caffeine jitters.
But, what are the benefits of tea?
There is plenty of research showing that tea is actually good for you! Here are the top 5 benefits
1. Tea is full of antioxidants
Antioxidants help to keep us young and protect us from contamination and pollution.
2. Tea has less caffeine than coffee
3. Tea is calorie free
Tea is a great and tasty alternative to plain water, you can have it hot or cold, iced or shaken and you don't have to put anything in it. How about hydrating with something other than water that is natural, refreshing and calorie free?
4. Tea may give your immune system a boost
Studies have shown tea can tune up immune cells so they reach their targets quicker.
5. Herbal tea may help your tummy
There are many known benefits to herbal tea. Chamomile for instance, can be good for people with irritable bowel syndrome because of its antispasmodic properties and ginger can calm nausea."
So, no matter how you take your tea, you are in for a nice treat!"
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