You’ve heard “you are what you eat.” But what you drink matters, too! More and more studies are unearthing the health benefits of drinking tea, says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD.
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Black tea is America’s favorite variety of this beloved beverage. But it’s good to look beyond your comfort zone. Green tea, matcha (a type of green tea), white tea, peppermint tea, chamomile tea and hibiscus tea are definitely worth trying.
Human studies show that antioxidant and other compounds in these teas can help prevent chronic disease. Lab studies promise additional health benefits, too.
Here’s the tea takeaway. Whether you prefer tea bags or like to go loose, whether you sip it hot or drink it cold, tea is a deliciously healthy drink. Brew a batch today — your body will appreciate the soothing, protective effects!