Benefits of sipping a cup of warm tea in the morning

It’s been proved through several researches that drinking tea in the morning can improve your health. No matter the season, tea is a tasty beverage which can be served iced or hot. The benefits go far beyond refreshment. Tea has long been enjoyed by many. Most people drink tea for breakfast while some drink just to quench hunger. There is a great deal of health benefits when you drink, at least, three to four cups of tea every day. With millions of cups supped each day, tea has become a staple of modern-day living. Green tea and even the humble brew have regained its status as a healthy beverage. This is because, studies have proven that this cuppa (cup of tea) offers more than simple caffeine fix. Here are reasons why you should drink tea every day.

Can reduce your risk of heart attack: Tea can potentially improve the blood flow in the body, by widening arteries and reducing the risk of clots. It also contains antioxidants called flavonoids which may slow down the onset of heart disease. So, to reap in the heart-healthy benefits of tea make it a habit to start your day with a warm cup of tea.

It Hydrates your body: After a long day in the office or after exercise, you might feel the need to rehydrate your body. Although water is the first choice to re-hydrate the body, drinking a cup of tea is a far better option health-wise. Being rich in caffeine, tea provides you a rich and flavoursome source of water along with a wide range of nutrients. Moreover, starting your day with a cup of ginger tea will provide you with amazing health benefits.

Prevents tooth decay: Believe it or not, a regular supply of tea can really strengthen your teeth and lower the risk of tooth decay. Tea is a great source of fluoride, which can bolster tooth enamel. The antioxidants contained within a cuppa have also been known to fight against bacteria and gum disease.

Can make you slim: Some scientific studies have suggested that regular intake of tea, especially in the morning and before lunch, complement your weight loss goal. A cup of tea prevents you from putting on weight along with speeding up the burning of calories. If nothing else, it is less fattening than sipping on a soft drink.

Boost your memory power: Many scientists believe that certain types of tea such as green tea, can strengthen the function of memory cells in the brain. Apart from this, drinking a cup of tea can offer protection from the development of dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Tea protects against Cancer: Drinking tea could lower your chances of suffering from cancer. Several reports indicate that prostate, mouth and breast cancer cases are much lower amongst those who regularly drink five or more cups of tea a day as compared to people who do not drink tea. The anti-cancer property is attributed to the presence of antioxidants in tea.

In addition to the numerous health benefits mentioned above, green tea has also been found to boost the performance of the liver, and prevent arthritis by strengthening bones. However, to get the most benefit from your green tea drinking, try and brew it from loose leaves rather than the tea bag. It will add flavour and allow more antioxidants to be released into your cup. But ensure you make green tea in a healthy way.

By Mercy Kukah

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