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8 reasons why you should drink tea everyday

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Tea is officially wonderful for your health, it’s a superfood bursting with goodness. There are many different types of tea, and whilst we love a most enjoyable cup of herbal, the benefits we are talking about are from the caffeinated kind (black, white, green, oolong). Here are 8 reasons why tea is good for you:
  1. Tea hydrates you. Contrary to popular belief, tea is just as good as water at keeping you hydrated.
  1. Tea is full of antioxidants. So full in fact, that one cup of tea can contain up to five times more antioxidants than any fruit or vegetable. Catechins, a type of disease fighting flavonoid, are key to tea’s health benefits that help your body ward off illness and may help prevent cancer.
  1. Tea is good for your heart. There is strong evidence that shows when you drink around four cups a day, the active plant compound in tea (polyphenols) reduces the risk of heart disease.
  1. Tea protects your teeth. The compounds (flavonoids) that give tea its rich colour also have potent anti-microbial effects, combatting two types of bacteria linked to tooth decay and gum disease.
  1. Tea boosts your immune system. Tea can help the body’s defenses against infection, a study found that the immune systems blood cells from tea drinkers respond five times faster to bacteria than coffee drinkers.
  1. Tea is good for your bones. People who regularly drink tea have a higher bone density than non-tea drinkers. Research indicates that the flavonoids in tea may protect against bone loss.
  1. Tea can help you lose weight. It is calorie free (without the sugar, milk, biscuits) and can actually enhance your workout efforts. Green tea is a proven metabolism booster, activating fat-burning genes and burning up to 80 additional calories by drinking 5 cups a day. It also increases exercise endurance and helps burn fat as fuel.
  1. Tea is good for your brain. Research has found that after drinking tea, our memory improves. We have faster reaction times and we have a better ability to concentrate. Drinking black tea also helps reduce the level of stress hormones and lowers systolic blood pressure.

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