Monday, January 7, 2013
Five Benefits of Herbal Tea
Whether you want to shed some few pounds or simply desire to have good heath, herbal tea is definitely good for you. Herbal tea is a great substitute if you find drinking mineral water plain. Make sure you drink five glasses every day to relish all the benefits. Here are five top reasons (one for each cup of tea) why you should drink herbal tea.
1. Great for weight loss
Herbal tea has been known to help in losing weight. This is a popular topic, reason being that teas can actually help in weight loss as they increase the body’s metabolism thus improving your blood circulation, cholesterol level and ultimately enhances cardiovascular health.
2. Prevents Cancer
People who drink herbal tea are less susceptible to lung cancer and other common diseases. Believe it or not, research indicates that herbal tea helps to treat stroke, heart ailments and even certain cancers. But it could also be the lifestyle those that drink tea tend to adopt?!
3. Cures stomach ailments
If you suffer from frequent stomach ailments, try drinking at least a cup of tea every day after your meals. Herbal tea reduces the acids in the stomach and therefore digestion takes place ably. Ginger and any of the mints can quiet digestive ailments.
4. Enhances the immune system
According to recent scientific studies, herbal teal strengthens the body’s immune system to ensure you are not prone to flu and other lung diseases. With a strong immune system, your body now has the ability to repair and regenerate the damage cells rapidly. Echinacea is said to be a marginal assist with this, but germ fighters like lemon grass, thyme and sage will certain help. And a bit of extra Vitamin C you get from parsley and rosehips cannot hurt either.
5. Reduces stress
When your work and lifestyle seems stressful, drink one cup of tea. It is relaxing and therefore very effective at minimizing stress levels. Lavender and chamomile will both help your body calm down in stressful situations.
On the other hand, herbal tea has been known to interfere with medication, so always consult your physician. For instance, it prevents proper absorption of iron in the gut. Herbal tea is also considered an expensive habit, especially if you become addicted, like me – it could lead to large gardens and tea pot collections and many other bad habits.