Depending on your source, tea is considered the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, and for good reason. Tea is gaining ground over coffee because it (particularly green and black teas) is thought to have between 5 and 10 times more antioxidants than any fruit or vegetable. Studies* have found that some teas may:
- Prevent certain cancers
- Improve heart health
- Protect against bone loss
- Encourage weight loss
- Lower cholesterol
- Increase alertness
- Slow effects of aging
*Teas being studied are primarily black, green, white, and oolong, all made for the leaves of the Camellia sinesis plant.
Are you a tea drinker? If so, what is your favorite and why?
Lately I have been really enjoying peach mango flavored white tea sweetened with stevia drops.