8 Awesome Health Benefits Of Tea

Food: Nutrition

By: // May 13, 2014


Loose, bagged, hot, or iced. However you take your tea, you’re in luck! Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, second only to water, and for good reason. Besides being one of the most delicious caffeine options (Yeah, we said it out loud, Coffee), tea is basically a super-drink! Black, green, oolong, and white teas all come from a single plant called Camellia Sinensis. Many studies suggest that the antioxidants and various vitamins and minerals contained in tea brewed from this plant really do a body good. Here are eight awesome health benefits of tea.

1) Flatter Abs
A study from the Journal of Nutrition found that participants who consumed green tea AND maintained an exercise program (Green tea is not a “Get Out Of Exercise Free”card!) had a greater reduction in total abdominal fat area compared to a control group.

2) Eyesight Saver
Here’s another reason to go green. A study from China found that the antioxidants in green tea can be absorbed deep inside your eyes, which may help protect them against disease.

3) Healthy Ticker
A stronger heart could be correlated with a strong cup of tea. Studies have found that drinking three to four cups of tea a day can cut the chances of having a heart attack.

Related: 7 Steps For Heart Health

4) Nice Chompers
Floss, brush, and drink tea? Yep. Tea contains fluoride, which can help prevent tooth decay.

5) Wrinkle Reducer
Tea just might be your golden ticket to smooth skin. A study found that the extracts in white tea actually inhibited wrinkle production by strengthening elastin and collagen.

6) Strong Bones
Got green tea? A study found that green tea can improve bone mineral density and strength. (Green tea mustaches are the next big thing, trust us.)

7) Stress Buster
A cuppa tea may just be the new yoga. Astudy by University College London found that people who drank black tea were able to de-stress more quickly than those who drank a fake tea substitute.

8) Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can lead to a slew of medical problems including heart disease. A study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found that drinking 3 cups of black tea for 6 months lowered systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.

The bottom line: Drinking tea does more than give your pinky a workout. Pour yourself a cup and join the tea party! We are currently in love with the Teavana Infusion Pitcher (of course we love pink.) – an easy way to make iced tea. And we are loving the Raspberry Limeade Blend or the basic green tea!  

These 8 awesome healthy benefits of tea will have you drinking all day every day.

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22 Comments


on July 17, 2017 at 1:39 AM Reply

They all sound great to me and gonna try Black Tea now.


on March 9, 2015 at 4:12 AM Reply

Green is gold for health. So let's make it a regular habit to drink green tea.


on May 15, 2014 at 8:27 PM Reply

I'd like to try any of the green tea options!


on May 15, 2014 at 8:21 PM Reply

Wow! Tea saves my day! :)


on May 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM Reply

Wow. Had no idea teas did all of that. Knew they were good for you but didn't realize how good. Would love to try teas again. Especially the good for you brand teas.


on May 15, 2014 at 8:05 PM Reply

The green tea ginger twist sounds heavenly


on May 15, 2014 at 7:06 PM Reply

The Green Tea with Ginger sounds great. Love the flavor of ginger


on May 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM Reply

They all sound great but I'd like to try Green Tea Ginger Twist.


on May 15, 2014 at 6:33 PM Reply

They all sound really good! I'd like to try the Hibiscus Tea Sangria. Yum!!


on May 15, 2014 at 6:27 PM Reply

Hibiscus Tea Sangria sounds delish



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