Top Nine Reasons Tea Is Good For You
So with the seasons changing, and the weather out side getting colder. Some times all I want is something warm to drink! If there is one thing I hate in this world it is coffee. I hate the smell, the taste, EVERYTHING. So for me its natural to go for a cup of tea instead. But here are some facts that will make you go "Dang tea is awesome, and totes healthy".(:
1.Tea can boost exercise endurance. Scientists have found that the catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance.
2.Drinking tea could help reduce the risk of heart attack. Tea might also help protect against cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.
3.The antioxidants in tea might help protect against a boatload of cancers, including breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers. But don’t rely solely on tea to keep a healthy body.
4.Tea helps fight free radicals. Tea is high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (“ORAC” to its friends), which is a fancy way of saying that it helps destroy free radicals (which can damage DNA) in the body. While our bodies are designed to fight free radicals on their own, they’re not 100 percent effective.
5.Tea is hydrating to the body(even despite the caffeine!).
6.Tea might provide protection from ultraviolet rays. We know it’s important to limit exposure to UV rays, and we all know what it’s like to feel the burn. The good news is that green tea may act as a back-up sunscreen.
7.Drinking tea is linked with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. When considered with other factors like smoking, physical activity, age and body mass index, regular tea drinking was associated with a lowered risk of Parkinson’s diseasein both men and women.
8.Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength.
9.While drinking hot tea it has been proven to make you feel 100% fancier (;
So while being healthy this fall, make sure your tea has black, green, or herbal in the title. That is a good way to make sure you're getting the real stuff! Or you know, you might as well be drinking Kool-aid.