Even the biggest coffee lovers in the world can’t deny the health benefits of tea. Throughout the years and through numerous scientific studies, tea has been found to potentially help ward off cancer, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. (And, as an added bonus, it tastes great.)
But the most beneficial teas for beyond your basic cup of English breakfast with sugar and milk. If you want to use your daily dose of caffeine to boost your body and mind, consider one of the following healthy tease. They may help you sleep better, reduce anxiety and stress, while also lowering your blood sugar levels.
This powdered green tea may reduce anxiety. A new study shows that matcha helps activate two feel-good chemical systems in the body: dopamine D1 receptor- and serotonin 5-HT1A receptor.
Try whisking a spoonful into a cup of hot water, then adding a squeeze of lemon juice.
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Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is found in some teas, is a chemical that plays a role in the nervous system. Drinking oolong tea that contains GABA may reduce stress. You can find it online from brands such as Harney & Sons and Floating Leaves.
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Chamomile tea is well known for helping you sleep better, but newer research shows it may also have benefits for people with diabetes. Drinking a cup after every meal may help balance glucose in your blood, say several recent studies.
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