A hot cup of tea can soothe a cold winter night. Winter is upon us, the weather is colder and these, by far, are the shortest days of sunshine during the year. The sun rises later and sets earlier making it difficult to feel energized in the morning. The lack of light when you wake up can really take its toll on you by making you feel sluggish and rundown.
Ever notice you also get sick more in the winter? Tea can help. There are high levels of polyphenols found in tea leaves, making tea a natural and healthy way to boost your immune system because polyphenols are a form of antioxidant flavonoids essential for cell regeneration. Plus, the an- tiviral properties in tea can fight off the common cold and flu symptoms.
Your mood can also take a nosedive in the winter. Tea helps to improve your mood because it’s relaxing and comforting.
Tea can also help keep you from packing on the pounds during the holidays. Drinking tea on a regular basis helps suppress your appetite and increases metabolism for extra energy to get moving and exercising.
We recommend these teas to keep you warm all winter long:
Organic Darjeeling teas are an easy cup to enjoy daily.
Assam black teas have just what you need to pick-you-up in the morning with less caffeine than coffee.
Green teas are high in antioxidants and the taste ranges from mellow to more grassy vegetal flavor.
Herbal and wellness teas are energy boosters and naturally non-caffeinated.
Chamomile tea has calming properties and is an excellent natural sleep aid.
Article featured in Westchester Wellness Magazine.
Peace, Love & Tea