The health benefits of drinking organic tea

The health benefits of drinking organic tea

Of all the many choices you have for quenching your thirst, why choose organic tea? Perhaps you choose organic foods because of your commitment to sustainable agriculture and doing your part to help the environment.

Maybe you’re also interested in making healthier food and drink choices.

If so, brewing a cup of organic tea may be the right choice for you. Organic tea is not only a delicious drink but also has these seven health benefits.

1. Balance Your Gut Bacteria

Tea is known to help maintain the balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in the digestive system. By choosing organic tea, you help ensure that your gut-balancing beverage doesn’t contain unwanted contaminants from the soil in which the tea plant grew.

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2. Boost Your Mood

The chemical theanine, naturally found in tea, is a mood booster. It produces feelings of relaxation and calmness without reducing mental clarity. Theanine may even help you sleep better, so choose a lower-caffeine organic tea formulation such as white tea as bedtime approaches.

3. Get More Antioxidants

The plant that produces white, green and black tea, Camellia sinensis, is a natural source of antioxidants, with black tea being the richest in antioxidants and white tea the least. Antioxidants can also be found in many of the plant ingredients of herbal teas, particularly those that use hibiscus, raspberries and other plants that produce bright colours.

Your body uses antioxidants to fight inflammation, which may help with cardiovascular function, healthy joints and even fighting cancer.

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4. Skip the Pesticides
One of the biggest benefits of organic tea is that organic products are grown without artificial pesticides. Pesticide residues from food and drink we consume can be stored by the body in the fat cells, and these potentially toxic residues can build up over time. Drinking organic helps keep pesticide residues out of your body.

5. Stabilise Your Blood Sugar

Green and black tea can help delay the release of sugars from the food you’ve eaten, helping your pancreas keep your blood sugar from getting a large spike. In the long term, drinking organic black or green tea may help reduce your risk of diabetes. Among herbal teas, sage tea and hibiscus tea are seen to have a similar effect. You could also consider using natural supplements such as honey, from somewhere like Gold Bee, as an alternative to sugar in your tea. This can be a good way to also manage your blood sugar levels.

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6. Vitamin D and Biotin

The main ingredient in a cup of brewed organic tea is water, but the tea bag contributes a few vitamins, namely vitamin D and biotin (vitamin H). Vitamin D is necessarily for bone, tooth and immune system health and helps fight off depression. Biotin is necessary for healthy hair, skin and nails.

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7. Zero Calories

Organic tea prepared with water, without adding milk, milk substitutes or sugar, has no calories.

You can drink as much organic tea as you need to hydrate throughout the day without adding to your calorie intake at all! If you’re trying to curb your appetite and eat fewer calories, you can try cinnamon tea, which has a slight appetite-suppressing effect.

There you have it, seven reasons to drink more organic tea. Organic tea is a healthy beverage with lots of benefits and very few drawbacks.

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Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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