The smell of ginger and lemon always reminds me of my childhood. My other always made a fresh post of tea right before bed. It was a gentle and soothing way of saying the kitchen is closed and it’s now time for bed.
Benefits of drinking tea
My fiance and I share this ritual as well. We make ourselves a pot of Moroccan mint or ginger tea every night to wind down from the day. He and I are so busy all of the time, it’s nice to have this quiet time to ourselves.
The best part about our tea ritual is that there are so many health benefits.
Here are 5 benefits of drinking tea regularly.
Drinking tea is a great and easy way to get those antioxidants into your system. Combined with a good diet, it is the best way to protect and heal your cells. According to many studies, there are more antioxidants found in tea than a serving of fruit and veggies!
Less caffeine that coffee
Over the least few years, my tolerance for coffee isn’t what it used to be. I fact, I mostly drink decaf because I just can’t handle the caffeine. If I need a little pick me up I opt for a green tea. When I want to relax, I make myself an herbal blend.
Boosts immune system
There are plenty of studies that show the benefits of drinking tea to strengthen the immune system. In fact, I make a a fresh ginger, lemon, raw honey and garlic tea that helps a lot during flu season.
Good for digestion
It’s believed that green tea is great for digestion because it contains polyphenols, including catechins (antioxidants that help to fight inflammation). Catechins aid in breaking down proteins in the stomach. Take it from me, a healthy gut is so essential on all levels – emotional, physical, mental.
According to studies, black and green tea actually have a lot of benefits when it comes to heart health and cholesterol.
Before you stock up on teas, it’s always best to do your homework and check in with your doctor. Some teas may interact with medications you may be taking. For example, ginger tea isn’t recommended for people who are blood thinners. Like anything in life, get yourself checked out before adding new (or taking away) things to your diet.