Coffee’s calming counterpart, tea is a staple of British society and a beverage enjoyed by millions of people across the globe every day. Of course, we all know tea is a cupful of soothing, scrumptious goodness, but what some of you may not know is that a daily brew can be a life-saver in the long term. Tea’s health benefits are just about innumerable – and we’ve got just some of the reasons tea-drinkers can count themselves lucky they’ve got a case of the leaf love.
It keeps your heart healthy.
The magical serum that is green tea has a boatload of health benefits to its name – not least its ability to improve your heart’s endothelial function (as long as you leave the milk out). Adding milk to your green tea will negate the tea’s cardioprotective benefits. Tea’s also proven to be effective in reducing the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular diseases – so for a healthy heart, make this your beverage of choice.
It helps protect your eyes.
Your eyes are delicate and entirely susceptible to oxidative stress. Back in 2010, a study revealed that green tea’s ingredients have a positive impact on your eyes – particularly the tissue in your retinas. So to keep your vision intact and your eyes healthy, a steaming hot cup of green tea certainly wouldn’t go amiss.
It keeps you young.
White tea’s sky-high polyphenol count means it’s pretty much the closest any of us will get to the fountain of youth. In one particular study, white tea extracts demonstrated anti-aging properties, helping to prevent wrinkles. By strengthening collagen and elastin, tea helps to fight one of 21st century society’s ultimate fears – the dreaded frown lines – all thanks to its natural protective benefits.
It relieves stress.
It’s no secret that a cosy cup of tea is the ultimate cure for our worldly worries. But how exactly has tea mastered the art of relaxation? It’s all science – in one scientific study, black tea was proven to reduce stress hormone levels in participants. And it doesn’t stop there – six months on black tea can even lower your systolic blood pressure, and you can’t argue with those benefits.
It makes you big and strong.
As if green tea wasn’t already powerful enough, a regular dose of the stuff can increase your bone mineral density and even your strength. Thanks to the polyphenols contained in green tea, you can improve your fat-free mass percentage and strengthen your bones while you’re at it.
It fights disease.
Breast, skin, lung, stomach, liver and pancreatic cancers, as well as diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are just some of the diseases that a cup of tea works to prevent. Through a combination of antioxidants and those powerful polyphenols, this miraculous drink manages to help keep dangerous and degenerative illnesses at bay – relieving stress in the process.
At Eden Springs, we know how important it is to stay healthy and hydrated – which is why we provide offices throughout the UK with eco-friendly coffee machines and water coolers. To give your business its daily caffeine fix, take a look at our office coffee solutions now.