Taking care of my health is my top priority in life. I believe that if you you want to master your life, you have to engage in healthy habits every day.
In the words of Josh Billings, “Health is like money. We never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”
I only put things in my body that maximize my energy and productivity levels so that I can perform at my best, which is why I understand the value of drinking tea instead of coffee.
That is why I wanted to invite Angela, an editorial assistant at Kratom Crazy, to write a guest post to talk about 6 reasons why you should sip a cup of tea.
Take it away Angela!
In every job or profession today, a coffee or a tea break is a common part of one's schedule or routine.
It should be the time when we take a moment to calm our minds and replenish lost energy. Unfortunately, the workplace has created a stress-based culture where people are constantly on the run.
Coffee doesn't help relax people. In fact, it does the opposite.
Most experts would recommend sipping a cup of tea instead of coffee. There are a lot of health-related reasons why you should do so.
For years, caffeine content has been a subject of scrutiny in the medical world. Tea also has caffeine, but it contains a small amount, which makes it the top choice of beverage among experts.
Aside from that, here are six reasons why you should sip a cup of tea:
1. Tea helps to keep your bones healthy
In today's world, due to lifestyle and food choices, many people are faced with problems related to bone malfunctions, like osteoporosis.
Do you know that tea is capable of keeping your bones healthy so that you can avoid being a victim of bone-related illnesses?
In an article published in 2015 by renowned expert Pat Hagan, he expressed that drinking three cups of tea every day can reduce the risk of bone fracture by a large margin among the elderly.
Tea can strengthen bones, protecting us from fractures and bone distortions. This is a great reason to start sipping a cup of tea today.
2. Tea has the power to calm you down
Research shows that tea has soothing effects on our mind and emotions (Jonae-Miller, 2013). When we are stressed and drink coffee, it only makes the situation worse. Consuming too much caffeine can result in emotional instability.
The next time you take your coffee break, make it a tea break instead.
The taste might not be as good as your favorite cup of coffee, but there are so many ways to improvise your cup of tea and suit it to your liking.
Regarding leaves, be sure to check the label and pick Kratom tea. Kratom leaves have a lot to offer, including lowering your blood pressure and keeping you calm.
3. Tea boosts the immune system
The elements found in tea have the potential to boost the immune system and cleanse the body.
Research shows that substances found in tea may help prime the body's immune system to fight off infection (Papadopoulos, 2015).
Unlike coffee beans, teas have different leaves. For example, if you need to boost your immune system, tea provides you with a variety of different options to do so.
Dandelion tea, Chamomile tea, Picrorhiza tea, and Ginseng tea are some of the top leaves that can help improve the immune system.
4. Tea reduces your risk of heart disease
Aside from boosting the immune system, tea is also capable of reducing the risk of heart disease.
Research shows that those who drink tea on a daily basis have healthier heart structures and are less prone to cardiovascular diseases (Khan & Mukhtar, 2013).
The European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation points out that green tea, in particular, can be a very powerful variant that can improve blood vessel function in just 30 minutes.
The discovery revealed that green tea improves the function of endothelial cells, which is a highly attributed to heart-related disorders (Hope, 2008).
5. Tea is an excellent social lubricant
Social lubricant is an umbrella term referring to specific foods and beverages that increase our feeling of being comfortable with social activities. Tea is an excellent social lubricant.
Tea stimulates the mind, while relaxing the body and calming the emotions. If you start feeling like you want to be alone more often than not, consider sipping a cup of tea with friends.
6. Tea helps to boost your metabolism
This is probably one of the best reasons why you should start sipping a cup of tea every day.
The faster your metabolism, the more that your body can absorb the healthy elements that can be found in the foods and beverages that you consume.
Some teas are actually more than 90% more effective at helping the body burn fat than coffee (Summerly, 2014).
If you would like to live a more healthy life, consider tea instead of coffee. Your body will thank you for it.
Angela is an editorial assistant at Kratom Crazy, a premium supplier of kratom extracts that are sold for research and educational purposes. As an editor, Angela is also responsible for studying kratom effects on various health issues. Connect with Kratom Crazy through Facebook and Twitter.