When it comes to coffee, it is very important for most of us – because we couldn’t go through the day without it. This hot drink is the reason there are so many coffee shops everywhere in the world and it is not possible to calculate how much coffee is consumed every day.
However, did you know that you could get even more benefits by drinking herbal tea instead of coffee? If you would like to consider swapping cup of coffee for a cup of tea, read the list below:
- It will boost your mood
Coffee is known to give you energy boost, however, experts say that it can make you feel edgy and nervous if you drink it too much. On the other hand, drinking tea can help you remain calm (ideal teas for this are lavender or chamomile). Experts say that drinking tea before or during a stressful day at work will not only calm you, but it will also increase your overall performance.
- You could trim your waistline
Green tea is known for its ability to speeding up muscle cells and making fat cells smaller at the same time. Furthermore, drinking tea regularly can lead to a slimmer waistline. American Journal of Clinical Review published that drinking green tea regularly over the period of 12 weeks will help your lose weight.
- Your immune system will be stronger
Swapping your daily cup of coffee with a cup of green tea (that is rich in EGCG antioxidants) will improve your immune system and you will be able to fight of colds much easier.
- You will sleep better
One of the problems of drinking coffee late in the evening is that it may make it difficult for you to fall asleep. The great thing about tea is that there are many variants and flavors that don’t have lots of caffeine, so it will not affect your sleep in any way. Furthermore, there are some teas that contain lots of Valerian root, known as natural sleep aid.
- Your digestion will improve
Did you know that caffeine can increase the levels of acidity in your body? This means that you are more likely to experience digestion problems – like heartburn and gastrointestinal disorders. If you want to make your body more alkaline, peppermint and ginger teas are perfect for you.
- Your oral hygiene will be better
It has been proven that teas have tannins and fluoride that help reduce plaque in your mouth. Because of this experts say that we should consume tea in the morning, since it will improve our dental hygiene.
- Tea can help you prevent cancer
Many researches have come to the conclusion that green tea and black tea can help prevent cancer because they have high level of antioxidants. Black tea has theaflavins and thearubigins, while the green tea has polyphenols.
Keep in mind that even though tea has many benefits, you should still drink it in moderation – because drinking it too much can have adverse effects.