If you have trouble meeting your daily water goal (like me), you are someone who would benefit from incorporating some tea in your diet. Studies have found that drinking three or more cups of tea a day could actually be better for you than drinking the same amount of water! High quality teas contain antioxidants that helps boost the body’s health, while at the same time as rehydrating it.
Since all tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, the differences between the types of tea are primarily due to how they are processed after the leaves are picked. In theory, any tea plant growing anywhere can have its leaves made into any kind of tea, but this is not done in practice because geography, growing conditions, and local expertise are critical factors to proper tea production.
Here are some benefits of drinking tea:
Tea Helps With Weight Loss
Teas have a type of flavonoid called catechins (antioxidants that may prevent cell damage) that boost metabolism and help your body break down fats more quickly. Also, the caffeine in many teas increases your energy, helping your body burn more calories. Drinking tea can fill the void of beverages that are high in sugar and calories. When you switch out flavored lattes, coffee with added cream and sugar, and sugary sodas or juices and replace them with tea, you are cutting a massive amount of calories a day.
Tea Can Give You Radiant Skin
Tea, which is rich in polyphenols (molecules that have antioxidant properties), can help keep your skin hydrated, reverse the effects of UV damage, and reduce inflammation. Even applying products infused with tea extracts can be just as beneficial, too!
Yerba Maté is loaded with antioxidants, which help prevent and repair skin damage caused by free radicals. The drink is made from the dried leaves of the yerba maté plant found in Central and South America and also contains high levels of caffeine.
Out of all the herbal teas, chamomile is by far the most popular for use in treating skin issues topically; it’s been used for years to help relieve dry, patchy skin and even acne.
Last but not least, studies have shown that drinking green tea may actually help reduce your risk of skin cancer. The catechins in green tea can decrease inflammation associated with aging, as well as protect against sunburns and potentially long-term UV damage.
Tea Provides Immune Support
Some of the top immune boosting teas include turmeric teas, ginger teas, licorice root teas, peppermint teas, and chamomile teas. While tea is full of health benefits, it isn’t a replacement for professional medical treatment if you think you might be sick. You should always seek the help of a medical professional if you think you’re suffering from a serious illness. Aside from that, tea has been used in herbal medicine to treat minor illnesses for hundreds of years – and recent studies back up tea’s panacea status with scientific evidence.
Pique tea is highly recommended by doctors: the tea supports radiant health by supporting gut health, fasting, and calmness. The tea is extracted via the freshest and rarest plants through Cold Brew Crystallization. This process preserves active compounds at their highest potential. The main selling points of Pique tea are its high-quality ingredients, specifically herbs from family-run farms. Pique tea undergoes triple toxin screening for pesticides, heavy metals and toxic mold as well.