It’s Tea Time!

It’s Tea Time!
08 April 2019
With World Tea Day taking place later this month, it seems rather apt that we settle in for a good cuppa and enjoy almost everyone’s favourite hot beverage.

A cuppa for everyone!

There are some health benefits attached to having that cuppa, so let’s take a look at how tea benefits you:

Tea for you

A refreshing cup of tea at lunchtime, or a relaxing mug of chamomile tea before bed, may make a great addition to your healthy lifestyle. Drinking a cup or two of tea a day can help you stay hydrated, but beyond that, there are numerous health benefits too. Most types of tea contain a high level of antioxidants, which help to fend off the free radicals and environmental triggers that can degrade your body’s organs and cells. Many types of tea can also help to support your digestive system - some types of herbal teas are particularly good at offering digestive support.

Tea for two

While tea typically contains less caffeine than coffee, some teas are completely caffeine-free, which means they can be consumed by every member of your family, where appropriate. herbal teas, in particular, can be great for kids to enjoy.

Which tea is best

Although everyone has their favourite kind of tea or blend, some teas offer more health benefits than others. Some types of tea can also help soothe frazzled nerves, or calm a stressed mind. The less processed a tea is, the more health benefits there are in each cup. Our top five favourite teas are:

  • Chamomile Tea: Excellent for helping to soothe your mind after a stressed out day, Chamomile Tea can help you calm down and get a good night’s sleep.
  • Green Tea: Containing a high level of antioxidants and important minerals, Green Tea is a great, healthy choice for your daily cup of joy.
  • Peppermint Tea: Particularly useful if you’re battling digestive problems, Peppermint Tea can help to relieve indigestion, nausea, and other similar complaints.
  • Ginger Tea: A pregnant woman’s best friend, Ginger Tea helps to alleviate the symptoms of nausea. Some studies have shown that it can help to reduce inflammation too.
  • Rooibos Tea: Most South Africans can’t resist a cup of Rooibos, and there’s good reason to enjoy it. Not only does it have a remarkably distinctive and delicious flavour; Rooibos Tea may help to lower blood pressure and improve bone density.

LifeDoc Can Help

If you’re thinking of changing your family’s dietary habits, or integrating a new type of tea into your everyday diet, chat to your doctor or dietitian about the benefits of doing so.

Make that appointment, and take your notes using LifeDoc, to help you remember important details related to your lifestyle choices. LifeDoc ™ can help. LifeDoc ™ helps you take charge of your personal health information, remember medical appointments, and securely stores your personal medical history. Stay up to date with LifeDoc™ on Facebook and Twitter.