The 5 Teas you should be drinking

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Today is #NationalTeaDay and because of that we’ll be sharing the top 5 teas you should be drinking courtesy of Ecowatch.com

Are you a Tea drinker? no we don’t mean our regular black breakfast tea, we’re talking about Green, Oolong and so on; if not below are a list of Tea you should have in your cabinet for optimal health and weight management.

1. Oolong

This traditional Asian tea is caffeinated and packed with energy-giving nutrients. It’s a great option for mornings and also for drinking before a workout. A favourite of dieters,  Oolong is thermogenic meaning that it’s been proven to boost fat-burning. It is also known to reduce a type of fat found in the blood that is linked to heart disease.

2. Green

This ever popular tea is a favourite of yogis and dieters, known for its antioxidant rich nutrients, Green Tea has been attributed to boosting collagen production and may even prevent cancer and heart disease.

 

3. White

Over the years the popularity of white tea has been rising. Delicate and delicious in taste, white tea is incredibly healthy and known to contain catechins and antioxidant that neutralize free radicals and protect against cancer and heart disease.

In an interview with Fox News Health, tea aficionado Zhena Muzyka explained that she considers white tea to be her “beauty tonic.” She explains that its age-fighting properties made it a beauty treatment in ancient Asia.

4. Ginger-citrus

Ginger is a known antimicrobial, which means that it can help fight bacteria. In combination with citrus fruits like lemons, which contain pectin and limonene, this tea makes for a great immune-booster. Ginger has been used to fight illness since ancient times and citrus fruits help detoxify the body.

5. Chamomile

A popular option for those that are caffeine sensitive, Chamomile tea is thought to promote restful sleep, which is beneficial for optimal health. It also contains a variety of antioxidants that are thought to protect against cancer and diabetes. Chamomile tea is not made from an actual tea plant, but instead from the flowers of the chamomile plant. This is what allows chamomile tea to remain caffeine-free.

 

Source: Ecowatch.com

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