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5 Reasons Drinking Tea Will Keep You Healthy This Winter

5 Reasons Drinking Tea Will Keep You Healthy This Winter  by Vibhu & Me
Winter is in full mood these days in Delhi and one thing which my husband frequently remembers is a cup of Tea. He actually goes with the quote "While there is tea, there is hope."  As the weather is getting cooler, along with coming cold, flu, and other winter issues. But compensations are available and it's very soothing ( I'm talking about adults). All we need is Tea. What can be better than sitting comfortably on a sofa/couch, wrapped in a cozy blanket, a good book in your hand and a steaming cup of tea? Tea, our best friend in winters, warms our hands, throat, and stomach. A single cup of tea can give us great health benefits which can make us enjoy winters with feeling good.

What are some of the things hot tea can do for us?

  • Tea is a healthy brew which is a combination of many natural chemicals, many of them are beneficial and even essential for good health. One such chemical is "Polyphenols" which is a form of antioxidant flavonoids. This chemical helps in fighting ageing, heart disease and possibly even Alzheimer’s.
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  • Tea comes in different forms; white, green, black and oolong and each of them have different benefits. Green tea, for example, may build bone density, making our bones stronger and helps in slimming ourselves. It retains more of its flavonoids and has even cancer-fighting properties because it's least processed. Oolong tea boosts metabolism which leads to potential weight loss. A very famous type of tea is "Tulsi tea". "Queen of herbs" tulsi helps us in numerous ways. And all types of Tulsi teas give us many health perks. It even needs a separate blog for detailing out how Tulsi tea benefits us. 
  • Studies have found that tea can put a significant effect on our oral hygiene. For example, it has cavity fighting properties.The substance Polyphenols inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth and helps prevent plaque build up ( Tea with sugar is a big no-no for oral health).
  • Although tea has caffeine (to some level) but less than as much is there in Coffee. So with giving us a little stimulation and a jolt of energy, it can give alertness to our minds. But it’s not as likely to keep us up all night (compared to Coffee), depending on how much we drink, of course, and how close to bedtime.
  • Tea with sugar, which is the most common form in our country, is not actually a recommended way of having tea. But it's other forms like with lemon and honey bring potential health assets of their own. If you feel a sore throat coming on, have tea with honey. Because it coats the throat and soothes it. Lemon tea helps in boosting our immune system and helps fight off seasonal bugs. Drinking tea with ginger before travelling can help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. 
  • Other than this, my favourite reason for having tea is," its stress relieving". When I'm back from office, a cup of tea helps me in forgetting the hectic day and it relaxes me a lot. We have a family routine of having tea in the evening. All the family members chit chat with enjoying hot cups of tea. This way, tea is connecting us and making us come along.

So fight all winter blahs with sipping natural teas and bring family members closer with tea parties at home.

(This post of mine is first published here : https://www.mycity4kids.com/parenting/cooperation-communication-and-affection-thee-keys-of-parenting/article/5-reasons-drinking-tea-will-keep-you-healthy-this-winter)
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