I know all my friends love drinking tea! And not only does it warm you up, but there are tons of benefits to drinking it too. Whether you like it with almond milk, soy milk or just regular milk, it’s cool to know which ones actually help you lose weight, prevent cancer and detoxify. I know most of us Vancouverites are tea grannys so I thought this post suited you all well! And here are the teas my mom recommends for health:
Green Tea: Is one of the most beneficial teas for your health, because it helps you lose weight by suppressing your appetite and it is high in antioxidants. What are antioxidants? They are molecules capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules, which is why they protect you against cancer!
Rooibos from Africa: Another tea that is high in Antioxidants, but without the caffeine. It’s great if you can buy it fair trade, as this way you know you are buying something that is helping workers in Africa get paid the right amount of money.
Peppermint Tea: This tea is great for digestion and stomach cramps. I know for us people who struggle with allergies love peppermint tea, since it soothes your stomach. It’s an herbal tea that does not have any caffeine.
Dandelion Tea: A detoxifying tea that is good for the liver…YES, after a night of drinking this tea is your friend. It needs a little honey in it, and rice milk to add a bit of sweetness as it is quite bitter. This tea is also good when you’re doing a cleanse, and you can also add this tea to another flavour of tea.
Yerba Mate: A roasted tea that has a very distinct smokey flavour. It is similar to Green Tea, but it is grown in South America. This tea is also very high in antioxidants.
Black Tea: Similar to Green Tea as well as it is from the same plant called Camellia Sinensis. It is more oxidized than green tea as well. It comes in many different flavours, and my personal favourite is Tropical Peach and it’s by a brand called Good Earth. You can find the brand of tea at Whole Foods. Black tea is also good with freshly squeezed lemon.