Did you know that just one cup of tea has more antioxidants and vitamins than eight apples? The health benefits of tea are widespread and well publicized, right from fighting cancer to lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and fighting allergies. It is truly amazing what tea can do for your health and if you are not drinking 5-6 cups of tea daily, you are missing out on the miracle of tea. Here are just a few of the ways tea can make an improvement on your day to day life.
- Tea increases your metabolism. Lots of people complain about a slow metabolic rate and their inability to lose weight. Tea, in general, and specifically green tea has been shown to actually increase metabolic rate so that you can burn 70 to 80 additional calories by drinking just five cups of it per day.
- Tea is calorie-free. Tea doesn't have any calories, unless you add sweetener or milk. Consuming even 250 fewer calories per day can help you lose weight. If you're looking for a satisfying, calorie-free beverage, tea is a top choice!
- Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea. A cup of coffee contains around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only 30 to 40 mg per cup. If drinking coffee gives you the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep -- switch to tea.