The Health Benefits of Drinking A Chai Latte

what a chai latte often looks like

Did you know a chai latte is consumed every two seconds somewhere in Australia? Few know of the many amazing health benefits of chai.

Chai latte is the ultimate comforting, warm and delicious drink coming into winter.

The delicious, sweet and creamy drink has become highly popular in our society of great café culture. Chai latte is a spiced milk tea derived from India’s centuries-old national drink chai masala.

Made from a blend of black tea, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, ginger, range of comfort spices and mixed with milk, chai latte has become the go-to for those wanting for a delicious ‘non-coffee’ warm beverage.

So what are the health benefits of this yummy spiced latte and why should you give it a try this winter?

Reduces cancer risk: common chai spices cardamom, cinnamon and ginger contain antioxidants and phytochemicals with cancer-preventing properties.

Prevents colds: ginger contained in chai products has gut-boosting properties to help support the immune system.

Boosts metabolism: chai spices stimulate digestive and pancreatic enzymes to help improve oxygen uptake and fat breakdown.

Prevents diabetes: regular consumption of chai spices can assist in regulating blood-sugar levels, helping to prevent type II diabetes in the long term.

Reduces bloating: all the spices contained in chai enhance stomach and digestive activity, encouraging movement through the gastrointestinal system.

Boosts energy: the key ingredient of black tea helps to facilitate natural energy production within the body and the goodness from the spices leads to a more balanced energy release into cells.

So which chai latte is best? We have found the perfect one- and best of all it took inspiration from Bondi Beach. (or click here to learn how to make one at home).

Bondi Chai was launched in 2005, created by Australian partners and chai enthusiasts Martin Buggy and Melissa Edyvean. The business has earned the reputation of Australia’s ‘gold standard’ chai latte, so we think it’s a must to try. Bondi Chai is the most awarded chai product in the country and was named one of the four healthiest milk drinks in Australia by Healthy Food Choices Magazine.

Coming in two yummy flavours, Vanilla Honey and Club Cinnamon, we think you’ll be converted for endless winters to come.

Bondi Chai latte
Bondi Chai comes in a delicious vanilla honey flavour
Stephanie King

Stephanie is a qualified Exercise and Sport Scientist who lives and breathes all things health and fitness. An Eastern Suburbs local, Stephanie spends her weekends being active outdoors, sipping on an espresso and hunting down the best smashed avo toast in Bondi. She has travelled to 5 out of 7 continents, jumped off one skyscraper and out of one plane to date.

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