No one loves caffeine more than we do. It gives us that kick in the butt every morning to get us out of the house and go conquer the day.
Dropping the kids at school? No problem. Being number one at work? Covered. Picking the kids up from school, getting organic groceries, and cooking a delicious and nutritious dinner? Done and done.
Not all caffeine drinks are created equal. In fact, you need to ditch your coffee for tea right now. Check out the top three reasons below!
Tea Reduces Your Chances of Developing Cancer
Tea can help you avoid the risk of cancer. Scientists aren’t 100% sure why this is, but over 50 epidemiologic studies have been published in the last ten years.
Not all tea is created equal. Green tea is packed with protective micronutrients like EC, EGC, ECG, and EGCG. Black tea is packed with antioxidant rich theaflavins (just a fancy name for micronutrients) that help fight free radicals.
You get bonus points for drinking matcha (finally ground green tea), which has around 137 times the antioxidant level of plain old green tea. Yep, you read that right, 137 times more antioxidants! Oh and did we mention it’s been shown to help with hangovers?
You’re going to want to stick with tried and true blends. While that new ginseng peach blend may sound delicious – and probably is honestly! – it doesn’t pack the same cancer fighting punch as black or green teas.
Tea is Good for Your Immune System
If tea can help reduce your risk of developing cancer, it has to be pretty good for your immune system too, right?
And it is! Really good. All those micronutrients and antioxidants mentioned above (and a whole lot more) help keep your immune system protected. Not to mention that certain micronutrients have anti-inflammatory properties and can even help protect you from ultraviolet damage.
It’s important to take a step back and note that tea won’t help much once you’re already sick. It’s a great way to hydrate and help clear your sinuses, but those immune-boosting properties only work before you catch something.
Tea Has More Than Just Caffeine
Not only does tea have the same amount of caffeine as coffee – without coffee’s potential mycotoxins – but it’s also packed full of other energy rich compounds.
We’re talking about theophylline (also a rad anti-inflammatory stimulant), theobromine, l-theanine (bonus points for being an amino acid analogue), and more.
Not only is tea full of these stimulants, but it also releases its caffeine slower than coffee. This is why there isn’t a crash associated with drinking tea, while your daily Starbucks dose will have you dragging by the afternoon.
There’s not much more we can say about making the switch to tea…actually that’s not true. We could list about 10,000 more reasons why you need to ditch your coffee for tea yesterday, but that would take a lot of time.
The three reasons above are just the tip of the tea iceberg. Contact us today for even more reasons or, better yet, to learn about how to improve your health and life through holistic living!