4 Health Benefits Of Tea To Savor
Whether it's warm or chilly in your city, tea can invite calm and renewal. After you brew your luxurious cup, you can sip mindfully for a few minutes of self-care. Certain tea varieties can come with health benefits. Happy sipping!
Boosting Heart Health
Green tea may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and it can be anti-inflammatory. It contains caffeine, so avoid it if you’re taking stimulant drugs or are sensitive to caffeine. The caffeine in green tea can also interact with, for example, estrogens and some depression medicines. Be sure to check with your health care provider about any medication interactions.
Helping Relieve Pain
Ginger is an ancient herbal remedy that has been used to treat inflammation. Drinking tea from this flowering plant may help relieve headaches, sore muscles, other kinds of pain and more. In addition, it may relieve motion sickness.
Made from the dried flowers of a medicinal plant, chamomile tea can be a mild sleep inducer. Besides helping with improved sleep and relaxation, it can aid in reducing muscle spasms, Penn Medicine confirms. (If you have allergies, always read the ingredients of herbal teas, to ensure they don’t contain anything you’re sensitive to.)
Some teas, including white tea, which also has caffeine (see note at left), can be a source of fluoride. This can strengthen teeth, fight plaque and make teeth more resistant to acid and sugar, per Penn Medicine. (For questions, talk with your provider.)
Black tea and oolong tea (which both contain caffeine) can combat inflammation, too. Ask your doctor about any medication interactions.
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