Health and Herbal Tea

All around the world, people drink tea daily. For thousands of years, it’s been seen as a key to good health and happiness, and science may be on its side. Some studies have found that certain teas can help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. They may also encourage weight loss, lower cholesterol and, of course, help wake you up. Additionally, with less caffeine than coffee, some find it’s a good alternative in the morning.

Common tea types include black and green; however, herbal teas are different. Herbal teas are made from herbs, fruit, roots or seeds steeped in hot water. Their chemical compositions vary based on the plant used. Research is still ongoing, but some claim herbal teas have a variety of benefits.

Though not herbal teas, green tea may help interfere with the growth of cancers, and black tea may reduce the risk of stroke. But be careful when choosing a tea; the FDA has issued warnings about “dieter’s teas” that can contain senna, aloe and other plant-derived laxatives.

Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from: www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits#1