Let’s explore 5 healthy teas to drink that will improve your health and de-stress your day. Bottoms up!
Ahhhh, the all-important ‘cuppa.’ This has become a nightly ritual in our home, and while living in Britian we would drink at least two cups a day.
Strangely enough, my hot tea habit began in the American South – possibly influenced by all those A&E Pride and Prejudice viewings. It continued after my marriage, my husband being well acquainted with hot tea through his New Zealand roots.
Drinking tea is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to improve your health routine. Relaxing and rejuvenating, there’s really no reason not to add a cup to your day.
With over 3,000 varieties of tea to choose from, it can be difficult to choose the best type for you. That’s why I’ve outlined the top teas for different needs in the body. Check out my favorite healthy teas to drink to feel better:
This is the tea I reach for pretty much every night. It is also the type of tea that Peter Rabbit’s mother used to make him in the stories, which definitely adds to the coziness factor.
This flower has a mild and smooth taste, especially when sweetened with honey. The chamomile variety is best known for its ability to relax the mind and aid sleep, but it is also great for digestion and immune health. Read about more benefits here.
My favorite brand is Bigelow – chamomile flowers are the only ingredient. I go through this stuff super fast! Find it here.
This herbal blend has that distinct, delicious, tart cherry taste. This is my husband’s personal fave, and I love it as well. Cherry has TONS of benefits for the body – it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, helps banish gout flare-ups, and can even help fight cancer.
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If you suffer from any sort of stomach issues, peppermint tea is your friend! It can help with gas, bloating, indigestion and nausea. It took some getting used to, but I really like the taste of it (especially with some chocolate on the side 😉 Try some out after your next spicy Mexican dinner! Find it here.
Surprisingly, white tea is one of the healthiest teas out there. It’s mild, aromatic taste appeals to pretty much everyone. According to Dr. Josh Axe, white tea is great for strong bones, heart health, immune system function, and even cancer prevention! This used to be our favorite type of tea when my husband and I were first married, but we’ve regressed in drinking it. Need to start again! Get it here.
Green tea is all the rage in the health world. The perfect mood booster, green tea has also been shown to slow mental decline in those with neurological disease. It has also been shown to help with depression. It’s also anti-inflammatory and an overall health tonic for your entire body, according to Dr. Mercola. Green tea does have some caffeine in it, so I try to drink it in the morning and afternoon only. Here’s where to find it!
I hope you can incorporate one of these healthy teas to drink into your day. What’s your favorite cuppa?
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