Tea is all the rage these days. And for good reason! While being super rich in vitamin C and E, tea also contains tons of antioxidants and protects the body from free radicals which contribute to both aging and degeneration. But with all the different varieties of tea available, you might be asking yourself – which do I choose? Here are my absolute favourite teas and I’ll tell you why…
Peppermint is a must on my list because it tastes amazing and refreshing, but more importantly it is good for a whole host of health issues. It’s anti-inflammatory so it helps to improve digestion, reduces pain and fever, eases nausea, and IBS. It’s also great for immune boosting and weight loss. And the aroma will perk you right up in the morning too!
Packed with all kinds of nutrients, the flowers of the Moringa tree are used to make tea. Moringa is great for hair, skin, and nails and is used in Ayurveda to treat over 300 different diseases which is why it’s often referred to as nature’s ‘multi-vitamin.’ It contains seven times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges, four times the amount of calcium found in milk, four times the amount of vitamin A found in carrots, and twice as much protein than that of yogurt. Woozer!
- Green Tea.
A study from Japan published in 2014, showed how the regular consumption of green tea can actually extend your life! This is probably because it improves brain function, decreases fat loss, and lowers risk of cancer. Packed with antioxidants, green tea can actually help reverse the aging process.
- Honey Chamomile.
Nothing is more soothing than a sweet cup of honey chamomile. Chamomile is great for digestion, but it’s not recommended to drink too much during the day as it has sedative and anti-anxiety qualities. If you suffer from nausea, IBS, or just have an upset stomach, chamomile will be your best friend! It’s also very effective in treating allergies especially when combined with raw, local honey.
Ginger is one of my favourite super foods. It’s a blast to cook with and makes a yummy, zesty tea. It’s best known for its anti-inflammatory properties that aid in fighting everything from IBS to cancer to arthritis. Research has shown ginger to completely destroy ovarian cancer cells. It’s also fantastic for managing glucose and mood levels, and maintaining weight loss because it acts as a fat burner and leaves the body feeling full longer.
- Sweet Rose.
Sweet rose isn’t just tasty, it’s so very pretty too! And did you know one cup has the same amount of vitamin C as 60 oranges? That’s a lot of juicing. But it’s not just packed with vitamin C, it clears out toxins, eliminates waste, excess fluid, and aids in kidney function. It’s great for relieving sore throats, helping to fight infection, promoting healthy bacteria in the digestive tract, and is a very effective laxative.
Remember, the source of tea and how it is grown is just as important as knowing the benefits. Many popular teas still use pesticides and other harmful growing practices, so always choose organic when possible. Yogi Tea is one of my all time favourite companies. You can check out a list of their teas here: https://www.yogiproducts.com/.