Winter is finally here and that means swapping our favorite iced drinks for their warm equivalents to stay nice and cozy. Switching your cold brew coffee for traditionally brewed coffee, and iced teas and sweet teas for hot teas is a small adjustment for the winter months, but an important one. In fact, warm teas, especially, can help your body stay healthy- just in time for flu season.
Read more below on how tea provides your mind, body, and skin with healthy benefits:
Tea boosts the immune system and soothes the body.
Drinking tea will reduce inflammation, which causes more water absorption in the body. Along with decreasing feelings of bloating, these herbal blends soothe the body’s digestive system.
Tea is high in antioxidants, with anti-aging properties.
Green teas have high amounts of polyphenols, which are micronutrients that are present in plant-based foods. These are naturally occurring in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These antioxidants help your skin feel supple and smooth, as cells are protected.
Some studies even found that some teas protect against oxidative stress, antioxidants come in to save cells from damage.
Tea has less caffeine than coffee.
Tea naturally energizes, which means less caffeinated ‘jitters’ that only increase anxiety levels. Drinking tea helps de-stress by reducing cortisol levels. People also believe that drinking hot tea leads to better sleep.
Creating a habit of drinking naturally caffeinated tea in the mornings and calming teas at night will improve productivity and sleep quality.
Tea helps lower cholesterol and aids in weight loss.
Green tea, especially, helped lower cholesterol levels according to a study in the U.S. on Clinical Nutrition. It increases the natural rate of metabolism through its polyphenol content, which slows down the body digestion of sugars and regulates insulin.
So, tea lovers have got this whole healthy lifestyle down pat. We think you should put on the kettle, kick back, and relax with a great cup of CBD-infused tea. CBD has many health benefits too!
Like a more fruity, herbal tea? Try our Peachy Dreams ginger peach CBD loose-leaf tea.
Love a more traditional green tea flavor? Try our Matcha’Cha matcha powder green tea.