Five benefits of tea

Five Benefits of Tea

Give yourself an antioxidant tea boost.

Green and white teas are very high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help the liver and cells of the body clear toxins from the environment and those toxins created by normal body metabolism. The removal of toxins helps boost the immune system. Fruity teas that contain blueberry, rooibos, lemon and orange are pleasant tasting and full of antioxidants.

Better digestion ahead.

Drinking tea can help more than just building a healthy immune system. Tea can ease digestion issues. Teas for improving digestion might include ginger, peppermint, fennel, slippery elm and papaya.

Trouble catching z’s?

The warmth of tea along with soothing ingredients can make you sleep better. Tulsi teas that are Holy Basil based and those teas that contain chamomile, lavender and hibiscus can be calming and may promote a sleepy feeling.

Detox your body with tea.

Teas that might be used to promote detoxification include dandelion, schisandra, lyceum, burdock, red clover, Turkish rhubarb and sheep sorrel herbs. A full detox requires eating fruits and veggies and eliminating sugar, fats and refined carbohydrates.

Tea offers comfort during cold/flu season.

There are a variety of herbal teas that may be used specifically for their ability to boost the immune system, even out emotions and level hormones, uplift and increase energy and ease the symptoms of colds and flu.

Whether you’re a seasoned tea drinker or just trying a new type of tea, this month’s Tea Fest will help you discover what you can find in the tea aisle at Valley Natural Foods. The event takes place during National Tea Week, January 19-25, 2015. There will be samples from vendors as well as opportunities to ask questions based on your health needs. Most packaged and bulk tea will be on sale to make it easy to choose a box or two.

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