I’m not much of a coffee drinker. It tastes the way I imagine battery acid would, but I’m not going to try to get a confirmation. I prefer a nice English breakfast tea with a splash of milk and a generous helping of sugar (I know I tell you every week that sugar is bad for you, but I can’t help it. I’m also lactose sensitive, so I really should ditch the dairy milk too). While I do genuinely prefer the taste of tea over coffee (it’s rancid), there are health benefits to tea. There are different benefits for different types of teas. Looking to find a way to ease anxious thoughts and feelings? There’s a tea for that! Looking to find a way to help you sleep better? There’s also a tea for that! Looking to find a way to help your immune system? You guessed it. There’s a tea for that. I do think it’s important to note that tea is not medicine. You really should see a doctor. Tea can provide assistance for certain health issues, but it isn’t a cure.
Health Benefits to Black Tea
The first tea I want to talk about is my favorite variation. Taste-wise, it’s on the stronger side. If you don’t really like the somewhat bitter aftertaste, you might not enjoy black teas. As far as caffeine-content levels go, black tea has more than most other teas. So what can black tea do for you? Well, it can help with heart disease and help reduce cholesterol. Not to mention, some professionals believe that black tea can help reduce plaque buildup in your teeth. Of course, we know that tea can also stain your teeth. That is less of a health concern and more of a cosmetic one. To read more about the benefits of black tea, click here.
Health Benefits to Green Tea
Perhaps the tea that most people associate with health. You might see quite a few students drinking green tea, and that’s because it’s associated with an improved memory. There are quite a few antioxidants in green tea. Like black tea, green tea also helps reduce cholesterol and can assist with a myriad of health concerns. While people drink green tea in an attempt to lose weight, there isn’t a magical food that can do that. If you’re turning to tea as a weight-loss solution, don’t. To read more about the benefits of green tea, click here.
Before I end this post, I would like to remind you to be careful of what tea you’re buying. The tea marketed specifically to help you lose weight is harmful for you. Beware of scams.