Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world—and for good reason. Not only is tea a delicious and refreshing drink, whether it is consumed hot or cold, tea has numerous health benefits that can do everything from help prevent illness, combat diseases and increase your overall health. Let’s take a look at 3 excellent reasons to drink healthy tea!
Most tea contains a certain level of natural antioxidants, which many believe to help protect the body from numerous illnesses and infections, especially cancers. Although studies are mixed on how affective these antioxidants really are, more than one study has ultimately suggested that they can help protect against numerous cancers, including breast cancer, colon cancer, pancreas cancer, stomach cancer, and prostate cancer–just to name a few.
Reason #2: Tea can help you lose weight and maintain lower weight
Multiple studies have confirmed that people who regularly drink tea (hot tea was used in the study) will lose more weight and maintain a lower weight than people who do not regularly drink tea. In the study, people who drank tea not only had a lower body mass index, they were shown to have a lower overall waist circumference as well. Some studies suggest hat drinking tea reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart problems and other consequences associated with a higher body weight.
Reason #3: Tea can help people with diabetes (and even help prevent it!)
Certain types of tea have been shown to help people who have Type 2 Diabetes, because certain teas–especially green teas–help people with diabetes process sugars more easily. Although tea cannot reverse diabetes and is not a substitute for medication and a regulated diet, it can help ease the symptoms of diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. Tea has also been shown to reduce the risk of developing diabetes when consumed with a healthy diet and combined with regular exercise.