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June 06, 2017

There is nothing more soothing than a warm cup of tea during the winter, or a refreshing glass of iced tea during the summer.

It's true—tea is the perfect beverage no matter the weather or season.

However, did you know that organic tea not only tastes heavenly but also provides a long list of health benefits?

For example, scientists have found that drinking three cups of tea per day significantly lowers your risk for heart disease.

But that's only one example. There are numerous other ways that organic tea improves your health.

Whether you prefer Earl Grey or hibiscus, or any other type, this article discusses the top health benefits of organic tea.

Keep reading to find out what they are!

Helps With Weight Loss

For many years, health experts touted green tea as a miracle potion for weight loss.

The truth is, however, that the science on green tea is conflicting. Some studies have found that green tea increases metabolism, whereas as others state the effect is negligible.

Regardless of how much tea actually boosts your metabolism, the fact is that organic tea is a great tasting, low-calorie beverage. This makes it the ideal choice for those trying to kick their soda addiction.

As long as you don't use too much sugar, tea is the ultimate guilt-free drink. Plus, iced tea is great to keep yourself hydrated during those grueling workouts.

Bolsters Your Immune System

Oxidative stress occurs as you breathe. When your body metabolizes oxygen, it also produces highly reactive atoms called free radicals.

These free radicals damage many parts of your cells, including your DNA. This, in turn, increases your risk of cancer.

But how can you prevent oxidative stress?

By consuming foods and drinks that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants stabilize these reactive atoms and prevent cellular damage.

Tea contains many antioxidants, including polyphenols. This helps to strengthen your immune system.

Additionally, herbal teas such as ginseng tea can also boost white blood cell production. These are the cells that protect your body against diseases.

Good Source of Vitamins and Minerals

We now know that teas contain a large amount antioxidants. But did you know they're also jam-packed with vitamins and minerals?

A cup of hibiscus tea, for instance, contains plenty of manganese, vitamin C, and iron. This makes the tart beverage a favorite among health enthusiasts.

Organic rooibos tea , revered in South Africa, also contains many minerals. These include magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, and zinc.

Vary your teas in order to maximize your vitamin and mineral intake. There are so many to try, each of them providing their own health benefits!

Lowers Your Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Research has found that tea, along with coffee, can lower your risk of Parkinson's Disease.

The science is inconsistent, as some studies found little effect.

However, it seems that caffeine may prove to be beneficial in preventing Parkinson's. Another study found that black tea, which contains caffeine, decreased the risk of Parkinson's, unlike green tea.

That said, it's important to note that tea will not cure Parkinson's. Once you have the disease, it's best to follow the directions of medical professionals.

Promotes Healthier Hair

You probably had no idea that the tea you were drinking was affecting the hair on your head. But it is, and in a really good way as well.

Regular tea drinking can help benefit your hair in several ways.

Tea is renown for its anti-inflammatory properties. This proves useful for those who suffer from dandruff.

Tea is also great for hair growth. The reason for this is that many teas contain an antioxidant referred to as EGCG, which you can find in many hair loss treatments as well.

The antioxidants in organic tea can also guard against split hairs and promote shine.

Improves Heart Health

As mentioned before, research shows that tea may lower your risk for heart disease.

The reduced risk of heart disease is likely due to flavonoids, which are highly potent antioxidants.

Experts aren't 100% certain why flavonoids have such a positive effect on the heart. But some hypothesize that these compounds may have a relaxing effect on blood vessels.

Either way, a hot glass of tea can really get your heart pounding.

Improves Your Skin

People are always looking for ways to improve their skin. However, organic tea is something that many overlook when it comes to skin health.

Many teas contain zinc and alpha hydroxy acids. These are two aides in preventing acne, and they also serve the body well when it comes to sunburn.

Many people are deficient in zinc, so any extra source of zinc is highly beneficial.

While tea won't cure skin ailments, it's definitely an asset to any skin health regimen. It can help you on your journey to vibrant, glistening skin.

Strengthens Your Teeth

Did you know that your tea also helps keep your pearly whites, well, pearly and white?

Indeed, tea is great for strengthening your teeth.

Why is tea so effective at this?

First, it has to do with fluoride, a mineral that fights tooth decay. Many teas are high in fluoride, which is often found in toothpaste as well.

Second, tea alters the pH of your mouth, making it much more difficult for cavities to develop.

Soothes Your Gut

If you ever feel nauseous, you may want to consider drinking tea. It may help ease your stomach, especially if you suffer from IBS.

How does it work?

Specifically, chamomile tea relaxes the muscles in your digestive system.

So, if you're ever suffering from gas, stomach cramps, or indigestion, try some organic chamomile tea.

Now, if chamomile isn't your cup of tea, you can also try peppermint or ginger. These two types of teas also work in a similar fashion to help relax your gut.

Final Thoughts on the Health Benefits of Organic Tea

Well, there you have it: organic tea provides countless health benefits that you'd be foolish to ignore.

Tea can help you keep your heart healthy, your teeth strong, and your immune system indestructible.

The good news is that if you're already drinking tea, you're already taking advantage of many of these benefits.

But you can always try new teas, which have their own unique flavors and health perks.

If you're looking to buy fresh organic tea, check out our online tea shop. You can also browse our blog for more informative articles.

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