Tea has been the go-to drink for medicine, relaxation, and rejuvenation for people of all backgrounds for thousands of years. Why hasn’t it gone away? It just works and it’s easy to find. It’s just right in the hands of mother nature, not too far from us. We have to thank our farmers and human technology for making tea much more accessible now and therefore an affordable and healthy choice.
Workers take it when they need to take a break. Athletes take it when they need to rest. The sick take it when they need to recover. It’s a great substitute for coffee or soda. It’s also a very healthy choice.
Like coffee, there are different kinds of tea.
- There’s a kind that’ll help you digest better!
- Energy-boosting tea is also around if you’re looking for a healthy substitute.
- Did you know that there’s some that helps you think better?
We’ll go over the different kinds of tea and highlight one or two of their benefits!
Green Tea: For Better Blood Circulation
Originating in China, green tea is usually made from Camellia sinensis.
The popular beverage has been found to help reduce cholesterol and improve blood flow. Because it helps in improving blood circulation, this means your brain is also getting enough healthy blood. Taking this can help in improving your memory and preventing Alzheimer’s.
Ginger Tea: To Ease Digestion
Having a long history in traditional herbal medicine in Asia, Ginger Tea is taken from ginger root. It has a lot of potential benefits from handling inflammation to easing digestive discomfort, nausea in particular. You can try some it on this site!
Ginger can help in reducing bloating and cramps, preventing flatulence, and reducing pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter.
Other than that, ginger can help in the treatment of colds and sore throats.
Chamomile Tea: Can Lower Blood Sugar
Chamomile Tea is made from a common name of the daisy-like plant. The dried flowers are taken and infused in hot water to create it. Though there is still a lot of research about chamomile and its benefits, this one might be worth looking into!
Chamomile has the potential to keep your blood sugar at the right level to prevent diabetes while also being able to protect you from oxidative stress. Like other tea, it is rich in antioxidants that combat oxidative stress.
Karak Chai: Energy and Immunity Booster
The quintessential sweet tea popular in the Emirates and originating in India, Karak Chai is made through the blending of ginger, spices, and fermented black tea leaves, a bit similar to its cousin the Masala Chai.
Karak Chai can improve your immunity through its richness in Vitamin C and other nutrients. Vitamin C is essential in the repair of your cells and the formation of collagen which helps in the maintenance of your neurotransmitters.
Since it also has ginger, Karak Chai can help in alleviating nausea.
Karak Chai contains black tea, which has caffeine. This helps if you need an energy boost for raising productivity and situational awareness in office environments. For long days at home engaging in a lot of physical activities helps, too!
Matcha: Brain Booster and Weight Loss
Popular in East Asia, especially in Japan, Matcha Tea takes its ingredients from finely-processed green tea leaves. The plants taken for Matcha are shade-grown for three to four weeks before harvest. This shade-growing method helps the Camellia sinesis produce more caffeine and theanine which gives the beverage its energy-boosting properties.
The energy benefits of Matcha tea help increase productivity and helps improve your memory. Because of this, its is a popular choice for athletes. It’s also an option for office workers.
It can also help in improving weight loss. The natural properties matcha takes from its plant aids in increasing metabolism which handles fat burning and how much our body uses up energy.
Cardamon: Oral and Heart Health Booster
Cardamon or Cardamom is a spice taken from Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae. The seeds or pods are taken and then infused in hot water to make this tea. If you’re looking for some, you can try out this Cardamon Tea.
This beverage has a couple of benefits to look out for but you’ll want to pay attention to how it can help improve your oral and heart health. Drinking it helps clear bacteria and prevent the buildup of plaque, dental caries, and cavities. Because of cardamon’s antibacterial properties, it can even fight against bad breath!
A study showed that a compound in the spice can even help stop oral cancer cells from multiplying (though stronger research is needed for this one).
For heart health, cardamon is rich in potassium, which helps in reducing pressure and inflammation in blood vessels. This will reduce blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood.
That’s about it. As you can see, there are a lot of them to look into. Just make sure to see which kind of it suits you. You can have a different one every other day!
Thanks for reading about tea. If you’re ever curious about what else is healthy you should look out for, consider checking out the health benefits of garlic.