5 Best Teas to Drink for Optimal Health Benefits

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Countless studies have found a strong connection between tea consumption and overall health. It can reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. It is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great beverage to enjoy daily and all year round. In most cases, you’ll get all the benefits of the teas you’re consuming so long as you brew the tea with hot water. Even if you later ice it, the health benefits are released as the hot water pulls the flavor from the tea leaves and other parts of the plant.

Herbal teas are the most commonly known tea for being healthy, and these include some of our top teas to drink when you’re looking for a healthy, delicious, and refreshing beverage. Dr. Grant Lisetor and his team at Greater Life Chiropractic in Charlotte recommend these top 5 teas for improving your overall health and living your best life.

Ginger Tea

If you don’t love the flavor of ginger, you’re not alone, but the benefits of ginger tea are undeniable. Not only can ginger help with nausea caused by anything from pregnancy to motion sickness to cancer treatments, but it also helps improve overall health. Ginger tea helps reduce inflammation, can improve digestion and relieve indigestion, and provides antioxidants for immune health.

Chamomile Tea

Perhaps best known for its sleep-inducing properties, chamomile tea is beneficial to those who struggle to wind down at night or wake frequently during the night. Postpartum mothers have utilized chamomile tea in a research study to help them sleep better and reduce symptoms of postpartum depression.

Hibiscus Tea

Perhaps the prettiest tea out there, hibiscus tea comes from the beautifully colored hibiscus flowers that pack a powerful punch. Not only does this tea offer antiviral properties, but it has also been linked to reduced blood pressure and a decrease in stress.

Rose Hip Tea

Rose hip tea is high in vitamin C and is primarily known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The powder from this plant is frequently used for arthritis sufferers to reduce inflammation, and it has also proven effective in weight loss.

Rooibos Tea

Perhaps a lesser-known tea, rooibos tea comes from a plant found in South Africa that is known for its medicinal properties. It has been linked to improved bone health due to its ability to stimulate the production of cells responsible for good bone density and healthy bone growth. Rooibos tea has also been found to impact blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Although tea alone won’t radically transform your health and quality of life, it can bring about many benefits and improvements in wellness. When consumed in conjunction with a healthy diet, exercise, and other preventative health measures, tea can contribute to substantial changes that can revolutionize your life. Contact Dr. Grant and his team in Charlotte to learn more about neurologically-based chiropractic care. The entire staff at Greater Life Chiropractic is committed to radically transform the health of the entire Charlotte community through education and chiropractic care for all members of the family.

Sources

Khan, N., Mukhtar, H. “Tea and Health: Studies in Humans.” Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2013; 19(34): 6141-6147. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4055352/.

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