Four Surprising Benefits of Drinking Tea

By Sylvia Hoffman

Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world and rightly so because of it's myriad of healing properties. It is made from leaves and stems of plants, which are dried out, and water is the only thing necessary to prepare it. It can made be as a hot or cold beverage and you can enjoy it as is or add some sweetener. Some well known teas are mint tea, green tea, and oolong tea, but there are many other types besides those. If you are not a tea drinker but you are thinking of adding it to your daily diet, here are four amazing benefits of tea.

Tea is great for your teeth. Compounds found in tea help to destroy bacteria and slow down acid production, both of which are responsible for the decay of your teeth. There are also trace amounts of fluoride, which also helps to fight cavities.

It will give you great looking skin. Tea is known to have many antioxidants in it. Antioxidants have been shown to slow down and sometimes reverse the signs of aging. They do this by destroying free radicals, which are the cause of aging in cells.

It can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. Many studies have shown tea as a very effective way to reduce your risk of heart attack. Studies suggest that drinking tea at least once per day can reduce hypertension by almost 50%. All you have to do is replace those sugary sodas and other artificial drinks with all natural tea, and reap a multitude of heart health benefits. It can help your mood and reduce tension. Many studies have shown that drinking tea can help relax the brain and the body. This can be a powerful combatant to the stress that many people deal with in their day to day lives.

The four benefits of tea that are mentioned here are just a handful of the positives from drinking it. All you have to do is drink one cup per day. Replace your cup of coffee in the morning or drink a glass before bedtime. You'll feel great because it is a satisfying beverage that is wonderful for your body and mind. - 30540

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