Now that the colder weather is upon us many will be indulging in their favorite hot beverages. Many people are tea drinkers and with good reason. It’s one of the healthiest drink options out there and one of the few that is just as enjoyable cold as it is hot so you can enjoy it’s health benefits year around if you so desire. Here’s a breakdown of some common types of tea and some of the health benefits you can get from consuming them regularly:
- Green Tea: The catechins in green tea are an excellent source of antioxidants. Green tea also contains a compound that helps to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Chamomile Tea: Commonly used the world over as a sleep aid chamomile tea is also a source of antioxidants that help reduce the effects of diabetes such as vision loss, nerve damage and renal damage.
- Oolong Tea: In addition to being delicious Oolong tea is also good for your teeth as its antioxidants prevent tooth decay. It’s also a good source of niacin which helps to detoxify the body as well.
- Echinacea: That’s right, the same Echinacea that they put in some of the cough drops you see in the drug store. Echinacea tea will help with your immunity fighting off that common cold and respiratory infections.
Lemon Ginger: This type of tea has a powerful combo of compounds that effectively fight bacterial infections; including salmonella.