5 Reasons Why Tea Can Hack Your Health
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Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world behind water, and people have been drinking it for thousands of years because of its health and wellness benefits. We believe in science as a guiding light to improving health and wellness. We also trust tea as a powerful vehicle for delivering clean energy to its drinkers. However, tea can deliver additional physical and mental benefits. Here are 5 reasons why tea can hack your health in a positive way.
Tea is a clean and natural source of energy. The caffeine found in a cup of tea (30-50mg) is less than a cup of coffee, but this amount won’t provide the crash we often see from other beverages. That’s why we refer to it is ‘clean.’ We’ve talked about the very real positive cognitive effects of micro-dosing on caffeine, and it really comes back the the right amount of energy. Tea has you covered.
Research has shown that green tea can slightly boost your metabolic rate by allowing you to burn an additional 70-100 calories a day. Newer work has even shown that green and black tea can promote weight loss by decreasing bacteria associated with obesity.
Studies have shown that L-theanine, an amino acid found in tea, actually alters the attention networks in the brain and keeps you focused. Black tea has been shown to reduce the release of cortisol, the primary stress hormone. Lastly, tea eases irritability. Rooibos, an herbal tea, has been shown to have relaxing effects on the body and mind.
There is a reason why people drink tea when they are feeling under the weather. Tea has been shown to mitigate the effects of colds and the flu, and a recent study found higher immune activity in tea drinkers compared to coffee drinkers!
Caffeinated drinks can act as a diuretic. However, the lower levels of caffeine in day can buffer this issue, and drinking moderate amounts of tea can actually provide the as much hydration as water. Drink away!
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