1) Control Your Appetite
Tea is a fantastic way to start the day, as it has the ability to suppress appetite. Among the main factors that contribute to this effect are norepinephrine and dopamine. These two peptide hormones known as catecholamines, activate the sympathetic nervous system; One of the known effects includes a reduction in the desire for food.
2) Increased Fat Burning
Beyond its effects on appetite and detox, tea demonstrates additional effects on fat burning. The polyphenols contained in tea, which include EGCG, increase thermogenesis, thereby burning fat rather than protein. Studies compared the rate of fat burning in a group that consumed green tea against another group that did not. They found that the polyphenols contained in the infusion performed well, while the energy consumption of fat in the control group was only 31.6 percent of total energy use, which rose to 41.5 percent in the group that consumed green tea. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2927017/]
3) Improve the Immune System
Tea is rich in antioxidants which help fight and prevent free radicals that destroy cells and tissues in our body. Put simply, it improves your defenses.
Tea leaves have polysaccharides that protect hemoglobin. An experiment in the US showed that blood cells in the immune system of tea drinkers responded five times faster to germs than blood cells in coffee drinkers. The results gave clear evidence that five cups of tea a day sharpened the body's disease defenses, said Dr. Jack F. Bukowski, a researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School.
4) Less Caffeine, But With More Benefits
Both tea and coffee contain caffeine, however, the difference is in how the body absorbs it: in tea it passes into the bloodstream more slowly than with coffee, so its effect is different. A cup of coffee has about 135 mg of caffeine, while a cup of tea only 30 to 40 mg. According to a study by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Virginia School of Medicine, L-teanin and caffeine containing tea can help improve cognitive performance and alertness due to its ability to stimulate brain activity.
5) Reduce Cardiovascular Problems
Drinking tea prevents the formation of dangerous blood clots that are often the cause of strokes and heart attacks; due to its broad anti-oxidant properties. It also helps lower blood pressure.
If you drink it every day it helps reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Drinking between two to three cups of tea a day reduces the risk of a heart attack by seventy percent!
Can we add herbs to tea to supercharge the benefits?
Absolutely! In this case, we call the mixture an HERBAL INFUSION, and these infusions are a great natural alternative to supplements. Here is a quick example of what different herbs can be used for:
We can even combine these infusions into a treatment, which can now be obtained right here!