Creating healthy habits is something that most of us aim to achieve with the fresh slate of a new year. Many find motivation to hit the gym, while others look to focus their good intentions on feeding their mind, body and soul with a well-balanced diet and a refresher of choice to complement it - like tea.
There are countless different types of teas out there, and the benefits of tea drinking have been well-documented by many. Therefore, understanding the health benefits of tea (and picking out the right ones) can help you to feel fantastic. If you are looking for small things that can lead to big changes in the way you feel, then start with incorporating these three healthful teas by Firebelly Tea into your day.
The Champion, a perfect morning tea, is 100 percent black tea, which means that it contains a panoply of antioxidants, including polyphenols and flavonoids. These kinds of antioxidants can help to remove unstable molecules in the body (called free radicals), thus helping to prevent cell damage.
The contents of black tea have also been shown to help reduce the risk of certain kinds of cancers, lower the potential for strokes, and potentially improve bone density, fight rheumatoid arthritis, and protect against Parkinson’s disease.
There are lots of benefits to drinking black tea, making it possibly one of the best teas for health enhancements.
Also, since black tea does contain caffeine, it can give you a nice morning boost, without the jitters that coffee can sometimes induce.
Ideal for the afternoon, Warm & Toasty is a roasted green tea infused with toasted rice, matcha, cinnamon, and other warming spices.
Much like black tea, green tea is high in antioxidants which can reduce inflammation, aid in digestion, prevent cell damage, and help fight cancer. Green tea also has the added benefit of helping to burn fat.
Since green tea is caffeinated, it too can help keep you alert. But this beverage also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which can also help to boost dopamine and help ward off anxiety.
Additionally, the cinnamon in this tea is more than just for flavoring. This spice has been shown time and again to be an excellent source for reducing inflammation, improving digestion, and fighting free radicals. Cinnamon is also well-known for fighting diabetes and lowering blood sugar levels.
If all of that weren’t enough, cinnamon has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties that can keep your breath smelling fresh.
As the only caffeine-free option on this list, After Dinner Mint is a perfect nighttime blend consisting of cocoa husk, cocoa bean, peppermint, roasted chicory root, and valerian, giving it a rich chocolate and mint flavor. But just because it doesn’t provide a mental boost doesn’t mean that the benefits of tea are absent from this tasty beverage.
As far as health benefits are concerned, peppermint is fantastic for helping to alleviate digestive issues like bloating, gas, or indigestion. Peppermint is also a great pain reliever, helping to diminish the discomfort caused by tension headaches or migraines.
Since menthol is one of the essential oils in peppermint leaves, this kind of tea can also be useful in helping to decongest a stuffy nose and soothe other cold and allergy symptoms like coughs and sore throats.
What’s more, peppermint and Valerian root are fantastic muscle relaxers that can help minimize anxiety and promote better, more restful sleep.
Now that you better understand the health benefits of tea, you can work these drinks into your routine in the New Year, But no matter which of these beneficial teas you are drinking or what time of day you are drinking them, be sure to get the most out of your tea by keeping it warm in your Ember Mug².