3 Of The Healthiest Teas To Drink Daily
Many people drink chamomile tea, but do they really know what it is that they are drinking? We set out to hopefully teach you a tiny bit about your favorite teas and introduce you to some new ones! There are plenty of claims out there about health benefits for various teas, we lay it out and let you know whats proven.
1. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is made from the dried leaves of the chamomile flower combined with hot water. There are two types of chamomile, German and Roman. DO NOT consume Roman chamomile tea if you are pregnant or nursing because it contains active ingredients that could cause complications.
There is currently research being done to see if chamomile has anti-anxiety properties. Chamomile contains polyphenals which have antioxidants and potential health benefits, but nothing has been proven yet.
2. Ceylon Cinnamon
There are quite a few claims about the health benefits of Cinnamon. Although the major consensus is that Ceylon Cinnamon has more health benefits than the regular, Cassia Cinnamon you find at almost every grocery store.
The claims for cinnamons health benefits are
- Anti - Clotting properties due to the presence of Cinnamaldehyde
- Blood Sugar Control. If you season a higher carbohydrate with cinnamon it can help ease the effect of the food on your blood sugar.
- Cinnamon may help with memory retention, not proven.
As said above, take from this what you will but these are the health claims proven or not. You can find Ceylon Cinnamon in our Tea Shop.
3. Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is mainly known for helping with digestion. For me, that's the number one reason I drink ginger tea honestly, but it is quite a relaxing drink. Many people also use it to prevent colds and use it as a remedy for sore throats when mixed with a bit of honey. It is a regular tea to drink in Asian countries and is prepared more or less the same way. By either adding it to a nice cup of plain tea and letting it steep or by simply adding the ginger to hot water and letting that steep for a short while.
There are various other types of teas and various health benefits. Just be careful not to fully trust the health claims that are out there and take them with a grain of salt. Lots of people like to claim things with minimal supporting articles. So, again, take the information above as you will but don't supplement these teas for any medications or doctor recommendations.