Most of us Indians cannot do without our morning cup of tea. In fact millions of us wake up in the morning only to have tea, making it a staple drink. No matter what season it is, tea is the best beverage for all of us. But its benefits go beyond refreshment.
Tea is rich in antioxidants and caffeine and drinking tea can actually improve your health. There are a number of health benefits of sipping a piping hot cup of tea in the morning and some of them are listed below.
Helps In Weight Loss
Weight loss is one of the most common benefits of tea. Tea is the healthiest beverage. In fact, tea contains 0% calories when consumed by itself without any milk, sugar or additives. A cup of tea helps you in weight loss as well as speeds up the process of burning calories. If not anything, it is a healthy alternative for sipping aerated beverages all day long. So, by sipping your morning tea, you will notice your paunch reducing in a few months time.
Boosts Your Memory Power
Many scientists believe that tea can strengthen the function of the memory cell in the brain. If you were absent-minded lately, chances are you are not drinking your tea regularly. Tea really makes us mentally alert and recharges the neurons.
After a long day at the office or after exercising, you might feel the need to re-hydrate. Although water is everyone’s first choice for hydration, most of us tend to not remember to drink enough water on a daily basis. So, a healthy alternative for water can be tea. Whether consumed iced or hot, tea helps us in hydrating our body throughout the day. A cup of tea in the morning provides the body with its normal intake of fluids for that time of the day and helps in being hydrated all throughout the day.
Aids The Immune System
A few cups of tea a day may help keep the illness away by strengthening the body's immune system. Studies show that tea can tune up immune cells and helps them reach the target faster. Special tea leaves have been used by ayurvedic practitioners for centuries to keep the immune system strong. Even if the effect is minimal it can surely help you as it is loaded with antioxidants.
Keeps Your Smile Bright
Believe it or not, a regular supply of tea can really strengthen your teeth and lower the risk of tooth decay. The antioxidants contained in a cup of tea has also been known to fight against bacteria and gum disease. Beyond that, tea, unlike many other beverages, does not seem to erode tooth enamel.