January 8, 2019
Tea Drinking for a Healthy New Year
If your New Year’s resolutions include trying to be more healthy, make tea a part of your diet.
As we’ve mentioned before, tea is a healthy addition to your daily routine and is ideal for those New Year’s health resolutions.
Before Working Out
Just like coffee, the caffeine in tea can be a real boost for your workouts. Increased energy, higher fat burning, and longer stamina can all be attributed to drinking a cup of tea before hitting the gym. Try a black tea like our English Breakfast tea or our Earl Grey tea. Oolong is considered to have extra fat-burning properties due to being thermogenic. Try a steaming cup of our China Magnolia Oolong or our Formosa Green Dragon.
Enjoy a cup of one of these teas with a well-balanced meal to ensure you have the energy you need for your workout.
After Working Out
After your workout, tea can also be helpful. Green tea is considered to have anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is a light and refreshing way to cool yourself down after your workout. Consider our floral Jasmine with Flowers or our Sencha Green tea.
Other Health Benefits
Do you have “more me-time” on your list of resolutions this year? Though me time can include working out, sometimes me-time is all about sitting quietly and getting to know yourself a little better. What better way to do that than over a cup of herbal tea?
The naturally caffeine-free herbal teas are ideal for those who still want great taste while cutting back on their caffeine consumption. Abstaining from caffeine can help with nervousness, trouble sleeping, and jitters.
Chamomile tea has long been considered as a way to relax and fall asleep. In addition, the antioxidants found in chamomile tea may help prevent kidney damage, nerve damage, and loss of vision due to diabetes and could even slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.
Peppermint tea can help lower stress and anxiety while freshening your breath, boost your immune system, and aid in digestion and upset stomach.
Hibiscus tea has been found to help lower blood pressure in some people. Any of our tisanes, which have a base of hibiscus and rosehips, would be perfect. Our Lady Hannah Whole Fruit or our Blue Eyes tisanes are delightful hot and extremely refreshing over ice.
Red Rooibos tea is also considered helpful for lowering blood pressure (along with some other health benefits like bone health, strong hair, healthy skin). Consider making your own red rooibos chai with this DIY chai spice recipe.
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Happy New Year to everyone. And we wish you luck keeping to your resolutions!