Tea 101: Why you should incorporate it into your daily routine

Want to lose weight, have more energy and ward off heart disease and cancer? Start drinking more tea! Tea is packed with the right compounds and properties that help your body achieve these feats.

How to know what sips to slip into your diet

Here’s a quick synopsis of popular types of teas, their healing powers and why you should incorporate this healthy beverage into your daily routine:

  • Need a little burst of energy? Looking to naturally boost your metabolism? Start guzzling green tea. It contains caffeine, which jump-starts your metabolism, and is full of antioxidants,  which improve your cholesterol levels and reduces your risk of stroke and neurological disorders.
  • If you are one of the many Americans who is addicted to caffeine, you may want to swap your java for black tea. Of the tea gamut, black tea boasts the highest amount of caffeine, and makes up the foundation of the popular chai tea. Besides giving you that extra kick, it’s beneficial for your respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  • The midway blend between green and black tea is oolong tea, which is celebrated for busting bad cholesterol levels.
  • Looking to ward off malignant maladies like cancer? Who isn’t? The most potent anticancer properties are found in white tea. This brew contains the least amount of caffeine in the tea spectrum.

You can check out some of my personal favorite brands and types of teas here on Pinterest. Feel free to add your preferred tea beverages to the board or in the comments below.

Photo credit: byfer/Fernando Ocaña

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  1. Hello Jacki,
    I like tea but I love coffee 🙂 Not only for the pick-me-up effect but also for the good moments that coffee that are linked to it in my mind: comforting, energizing, coffee is more than a drink, it’s an experience, it smells awesome, it tastes awesome, it’s cheap also, and so easy to have one. But I guess that many people have the same experience with tea 🙂 I am not sure if tea and coffee have the same health effects, not only because of caffeine but also due to their other components, having for instance antioxidant and antimutagenic properties. Regarding coffee I am sure because I did a personal review of the recent medical studies and the balance is clearly positive in case of a moderate consumption: http://ephedrinewheretobuy.com/ephedrine-where-to-buy-eca-stacks/coffee-a-true-wonder-drug
    The important word here is “moderate”: too much coffee and you will have more side effects than benefits: (sleep disorders, nervousness, irritability, stomach upset, fast heartbeat etc…).
    I will try some teas from your list and also have a look at the medical research while drinking my cup of tea 🙂
    Cheers, Mike

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