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  • Top 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Tea



    Move over coffee, it’s tea time. Not only are the aromas and flavors inviting but drinking tea can boost your chances of feeling good!

    1. Tea can boost exercise endurance. Scientists have found that the antioxidants in green tea extract can increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance.

    2. Tea boosts productivity. Drinking black and green tea, two to three cups over a 90-minute period improves alertness, attention span, and focus, helping to produce more accurate work.

    3. Tea is hydrating  to the body even despite the caffeine!

    4. Tea could be beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that compounds in green tea could help diabetics better process sugars.

    5. Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength 

    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. Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea An eight-ounce cup of coffee contains around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only 30 to 40 mg per cup. If drinking coffee gives you the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep you should definitely be making the switch to tea.

    8. Tea boosts your immune defenses. Drinking tea may help your body's immune system fight off infection.

    9. Heart-healthy, tea can counteract the effects of fatty food on blood pressure and arterial blood flow.

    10. Black and green tea may not make the list of things that make people happy, but they should! The L-theanine in tea helps produce the feel-good neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in the body.

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