Revitalise Your Life With Tea (it’s a cheap & easy way to feel good).

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Different teas have different effects on the body, and if you don’t like drinking tea, you can cook with it!

Tea is an easy way to boost your health and provide the revitalisation you need in life.

Different teas have different effects on the body – and you might be surprised at how good they are at boosting your overall health and vitality.

Daily exercise, a healthy diet, socialising and plenty of rest are some of the best ways to feel good, but drinking the right tea can also help boost your mood.

Evidence suggests drinking a cup of green tea each day for example can help you live longer, thanks to its potent antioxidants, which can promote healthy weight, slow down the signs of ageing, and even ward off cancer.

Different varieties of tea come with other benefits, too, so we’ve compiled a list of four of the best to include in your diet – as well as some tea-inspired food recipes to try out.

Here are four herbal teas which work to promoting good health and wellbeing:

Ginger Tea:

Forget coffee; spicy and warm, a cup of ginger tea with lemon is the perfect way to kick-start your day.

Between stimulating the immune system and abolishing nausea, ginger is also a wonder-ingredient that works well with meals like fish and fried brown rice. Be sure to add this one to your shopping list!

Potential benefits:

  • High antioxidant content
  • Boosts immunity
  • Relieves nausea, motion sickness, period pain, indigestion and constipation
  • Prevents stomach ulcers
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • May help with Diabetes symptoms.

Chamomile Tea:

Chamomile tea has been used for centuries as a sleep aid and to help calm the mind and body. And recent scientific studies have suggested that chamomile really does improve sleep quality – it can even alleviate symptoms of insomnia, PMS and depression!

We definitely recommend trying chamomile if you struggle with stress, anxiety and/or sleep problems.

Potential benefits:

  • Calming effects
  • Improved liver health
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Helps treat stomach ulcers and diarrhea
  • Reduced symptoms of insomnia, depression, diabetes, PMS and Type 2 Diabetes.

Echinacea Tea:

If you’re scared you might be coming down with a cold (or if it’s too late!), try sipping on some Echinacea tea.

Evidence suggests it may help improve the body’s immune system, thus helping to fight, prevent and shorten the duration of the common cold.

Potential benefits:

  • Relieves and prevents common cold symptoms
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-viral properties
  • Antioxidant content
  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Helps relieve anxiety.

Peppermint Tea:

Peppermint is a very popular tea herb worldwide thanks to its abundance of health benefits, particularly around promoting digestive tract health.

It is often used for people experiencing indigestion, digestive spasms/cramping, and nausea.

Potential benefits:

  • High antioxidant content, which fights free radicals and reduces damage caused by oxidation
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Antiviral properties
  • Improved digestive tract health
  • Relieving symptoms of indigestion, stomach pain, IBS, cramping and nausea.

And if you’re looking for different ways to enjoy tea without having to brew in a cup, try incorporating tea into your food recipes.

Heere are a few tea-inspired recipes you’ll definitely want to try:

Enjoy experimenting with different types of tea in your diet, and don’t be shy to introduce tea-inspired meals to your friends and family too.

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Rebecca Wilkinson

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Say hello to Bondi Beauty's Beauty Columnist. Rebecca is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel with a weakness for coffee. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty craze like ice baths or rubbing smashed avo on her face. We know, what a waste of smashed avo. Reach out to her with your beauty questions.

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