Tea can be a great substitute from coffee to give you a boost of energy. Unlike coffee, tea does not have as much caffeine, leaving you dehydrated. Although there are a plethora of flavors, one thing almost all of them have in common is the energy they provide and the peace that follows. Below are some special benefits imbedded within the ingredients of green, chamomile, earl grey, vanilla bean tea leaves.
Green tea is one of the most common teas in America, which is probably due to its wonderful taste and ongoing list of benefits. Out of all of the other teas, this particular one contains the most antioxidants, which is why it helps combat high cholesterol, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis and even HPV. Some other benefits include:
• Increases metabolism
• Helps fight against depression
Earl Grey Tea
This drink is also common, but if you don’t like bitterness I would suggest a lot of agave, honey and/or sweetener. Aside from the taste, it contains an ingredient located within the leaves that has been known to have calming effects, which consequently boosts one’s mood. It is also the reason why this drink boosts immunity, destroying harmful free radicals. Some other positive to this drink are:
• Boosts energy
Chamomile is one of the few teas the lowers your energy levels. It is actually known to cure insomnia, due to the flavonoid chemicals that trigger the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. This tea is overall a soothing remedy against inflammation, ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis and muscle spasms. And if you thought this tea could get better a few other benefits are:
• Fights against depression & anxiety
• Natural PMS remedy
Vanilla – Bean Tea
Although vanilla bean isn’t the first flavor you think of when you think of hot tea, the vanilla not only assists with a sweeter taste, but it also provides this tea with positive health attributes. It also:
• Lowers cholesterol levels
• Contains antibacterial & anti-inflammatory
Whether you prefer it with lemon and honey or milk and sugar, hot tea is the perfect addition for social, medical and therapeutic settings. It is a soothing attribute to the cool weather that comes along with fall and winter.
If any of these hot teas peaked your interest, all of them are available at your nearest Red Owl Café. Locations include E Northside Dr., Macey Dr. and N Valdosta Road. They are open from 6:30 AM to 10PM every day. Look up one of their locations and start your day with an earl grey tea or end it with a chamomile tea.
Written by: Candace Mitchell