Cheers to your health! 5 studies you should read to start adding tea to your daily ritual.
It’s almost the end of National Iced Tea month and while we want to say ‘cheers’, we’ve basically decided iced tea ‘month’ goes all summer for us. So essentially, we’re refusing to stop making iced tea recipes. Over the past few weeks I hope you’ve learned more about your favorite summer drink from a nerdy plant lover and nutrition perspective, but also in a way that you’re excited to play with your own recipes. From a classic lemon black iced tea, to all our millennial rose white tea and finishing off with a creamy coconut oolong blend, there’s a huge range of ways to make your own signature iced tea.
And beyond black, oolong, green and white teas that doesn’t even begin to touch on the unique characteristics teas get from their origin. Tea is like wine in that it has specific elements that stem from the geography, climate, elevation and soil it grows in. If you already have a favorite tea, or are looking for more information to find your perfect fit, leave a comment or send a message.
At the start of the month I mentioned a few of the basics for tea and health but I also wanted to give you the resources to do a deep dive into each benefit if you want the full story on how and why tea is so great. So I challenge you to swap out one of your current daily beverages with a cup or glass of black, oolong, green or white tea. I’m going to.
5 Reasons To Start Drinking Tea Today
- Tea and Heart Health Study: Black tea reduced blood pressure and for some, it helped counteract the negative effects of a high-fat meal on blood pressure. One cup of tea per day was enough to reduce the incidence of stroke and heart attack by 8-10%.
- Tea and Body Weight Study: People who consumed green tea and caffeine lost an average of 2.9 pounds in 12 weeks while continuing their regular diet. The increase in calorie expenditure is possibly equal to about 100 calories over 24 hours.
- Tea and Bone Health Study: Poly phenols in green tea may help improve the quality of bones and their strength. Drinking tea was associated with 30% reduced risk of hip fractures in adults over age 50.
- Tea and Mental Sharpness Study: Drinking tea improves attention and focus. Those who drank tea vs a placebo had more accurate results in an attention task and felt more alert.
- Tea and Cancer Prevention Study: Tea may provide protection against digestive, lung, skin, prostate, breast and ovarian cancers. A new study found that the catechizes in green tea reduced the progression of prostate cancer. In a study, researchers found year after year that 9% of men in a green tea supplemented group had progressed to prostate cancer where 30% of men in the placebo group progressed.
Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.