Tea is not only a refreshing drink – but it also contains many health benefits. While some may be common knowledge, there are other tea drinkers who may not know. So, exactly what health benefits does tea contain?
Here is what you need to know about the Health Benefits of Drinking Tea
According to the experts at House Call Doctor, tea contains antioxidants that work to protect us from damage to the body caused by pollution. Some types of tea, including white tea, are great sources of antioxidants as they are less processed than black or green teas. They, therefore, retain more antioxidants.
2. Lower caffeine percentage
Unlike coffee, tea contains a lower caffeine percentage, particularly herbal teas which have no caffeine content at all. As well as this, traditional teas contain less than 50 percent of caffeine found in coffee.
3. Teeth whitening
Researchers from Japan have previously discovered tea can decrease tooth loss. This is because tea can change the pH levels in your mouth, potentially preventing cavities.
4. Boost the immune system
It has previously been found tea can boost the immune cells in the body, so they are able to reach their target quicker. In fact, according to Today, Ayurvedic practitioners have been drinking basil and tail teas for many centuries to keep the immune system strong. They would particularly do this following injuries or illnesses as the tea contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
5. Soothe the digestive system
Herbal teas (for instance, chamomile) can be particularly good for people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome as it is an antispasmodic.