5 health-boosting teas for everyday

  • Article by: UKTIA
  • Wednesday 11th January 2017

Reports out today suggest that the over 50s shouldn’t drink caffeine after lunch if they want a good night’s sleep.

We at UKTIA dispute that drinking tea in the afternoon or evening affects the quality of your sleep and highlight the vast and varied benefits of tea to your health. All teas - rather than infusions - contain Camellia sinensis which is rich in antioxidants and essential for year-round health. It’s the most enjoyable way to pop a vitamin. Here are 5 health-boosting teas to give your diet a kick-start.

Black teaBlack tea

Black tea is extremely low in caffeine and excellent for circulation and oral and bone health.

A cup of this tea can help boost your immune system and moisturise your skin naturally.

 

 

 

Green teaGreen tea

With its subtle flavours and antioxidants, green tea has become a favourite with tea connoisseurs.

When brewed at a lower temperature for less time, green tea is extremely beneficial; it improves brain function, accelerates fat loss and lowers the risk of cancer.

And that's why you should have at least two cups of green tea every day.

 

 

Oolong teaOolong tea

Also known as wulong tea, oolong tea has a caffeine content ranging between that of black tea and green tea.

It's extremely fragrant and refreshes you with its aroma alone.

It is known to increase your mental alertness and prevent tooth decay, osteoporosis and heart diseases.

 

 

White teaWhite tea

The most delicate of all teas, white tea is appreciated for its subtlety, complexity and natural sweetness.

The leaves are hand-processed and will generate large amounts of caffeine when brewed for longer periods of time.

White tea also has antioxidants and anti-ageing properties which helps to maintain good health and even better skin.

 

 

Chamomile teaChamomile tea

Derived from a herb which originates from blooming daisy plants, chamomile tea has a calming effect.

It has been recommended for a long time because it cures everything from stomach cramps and insomnia to migraines and allergies.

If you haven't taken to drinking it yet, this would be a good time to start.

 

 

Image credits:
1) Header image - Orgainicfacts.net
2) Chamomile tea - Naturalsociety.com
3) Oolong tea - Teavana.com
4) Green tea - Wisegeek.org
5) Black tea - Africanhairblog.com

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