[note: if you didn’t giggle/smile at the title of this post, I’m judging you]
Today is Thursday and, as per usual on this day of the week, I want to take some time out of my routine to actively appreciate things that make me happy. While I’ve been freaking out and “getting ready” for finals, one thing has kept me sane and relaxed (and has become a bit of an addiction, but I digress): tea.
Benefits of Drinking Tea
It may sound a bit strange to be sooo thankful for my new-found love of anything hailing from David’s Tea and Tetley, but I’m not totally crazy. Tea-drinkers actually reap a lot of benefits from their warm beverage of choice!
- Contains caffeine to give drinkers a bit of an energy boost, but is not as bad for you as coffee (Source)
- Some types of tea (especially green tea) boost your metabolism (ie: can help keep you healthier!) (Source)
- Protects against lots of health issues (a source of anti-oxidants decrease your chances of cancer and other ailments caused by pollution, reduces heart attacks and strokes, increases immune system activity, and more) (Source)
- May help fight the onset of neurological diseases (ex: Alzheimer’s) (Source)
- Tea is scientifically proven to help reduce stress
“Stress hormone levels fell by nearly twice as much in tea drinkers compared with those given a tea-like drink, after all had been put under stress.” (Source)
Tea is obviously not going to completely stop stress, and I’m not trying to say that it is. However, I am very grateful that it has become a part of the ways that I deal with anxieties. For other ways to help deal with stress, check out the links underneath the photo below.