Tea may boost the immune system Studies have shown tea can tune up immune cells so they reach their targets quicker.
1. Tea contains antioxidants
Antioxidants work to prevent the body’s version of rust and thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from pollution.
2. Tea has less caffeine than coffee
Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what typically is found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system.
3. Tea may help with weight loss
Research on this isn’t as strong, adding that studies that have shown an effect have depended on consumption of large amounts of tea, often in pill form.
4. Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke
“There’s a lot of literature out there on tea and heart health. “This is a health effect for which there is the strongest evidence.” In fact, a study published earlier this year that combined data from a host of earlier reports found a nearly 20 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack and a 35 percent reduced risk of stroke among those who drank one to three cups of green tea a day. Those who drank four or more cups of green tea daily had a 32 percent reduction in the risk of having a heart attack and lower levels
5. Tea may help protect your bones
“Data from recent animal studies has shown that green tea may prevent bone loss
6. Tea may keep your smile bright
“Japanese researchers have found that tea can decrease tooth loss,. “It changes the pH in your mouth when you drink it and that may be what prevents cavities.” Beyond that, tea, unlike many other beverages does not appear to erode tooth enamel,.
7. Tea may boost the immune system
Studies have shown tea can tune up immune cells so they reach their targets quicker.
8. Herbal tea may soothe the digestive system
“Herbal teas, in particular chamomile, can be good for people with irritable bowel syndrome because it is an antispasmodic"
9. Tea may help battle cancer
Studies on this are currently mixed, which means more research is needed. But, in the meantime, “if you’ve got a strong family history of cancer and you want to do anything you can, you might increase your tea consumption,” she adds.
10. Tea — unadulterated, that is — is calorie free
“It’s a great no-calorie alternative to water,“It provides so many options for flavor and versatility. You can have it hot or cold. And you don’t have to put anything in it, though you might want to add a cinnamon stick or some ginger. That means you’re able to hydrate with something other than water alone.”