I personally love the act of making and drinking tea, from filling the tea kettle and letting my tea bag steep, to sitting with my cup of tea; it gives me a little bit of peace and calm. Which lets face it, the fact that I will have 3 kids under the age of 5 in about 2 1/2 months, I could use all of the peace and calm I can get!
But there are other health benefits to tea, especially green tea. Green tea contains catechins – which are healthy antioxidants that may inhibit cancer cell activity and help boost immunity. Green tea also:
- Helps to lower cholesterol levels
- Protects against bacterial infection
- Promotes joint health and stronger bones
- Has enhanced the effects of antibiotics, even against drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs”
Next time you reach for another cup of coffee (which dehydrate your cells), switch it up and reach for a cup of green tea. Go ahead and find your 5 minutes of peace and calm and get all of the added health benefits of green tea.