The health benefits of tea have been enjoyed by people all over the world for thousands of years. Tea is a nutritional, calorie-free, hydrating beverage that was first brewed in China around 2737 BC (during the reign of Emperor Shen Nung). Most teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and naturally contain small amounts of caffeine, but others such as Moringa (a tisane) and Rooibos, a naturally sweet tea (made from the Aspalathus linearis plant) do not contain caffeine and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Teas also contain a number of all-natural components that can be very beneficial to health, like the flavonoids catechin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and polyphenols. These are plant-derived antioxidants that can actively quench free-radicals, help prevent cellular damage in the body and promote healthy looking vibrant skin. Most teas contain caffeine a stimulant known to boost metabolism, L-theanine which can neutralize the speedy effects of caffeine and calm the nervous system. In addition, the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) found in tea can also help trigger your internal thermogenesis switch, this can help your body to heat up and burn fat for energy. Teas are loaded with plant-based vitamins and minerals. In fact, Moringa has over 90 naturally occurring plant-based nutrients such as antioxidants, protein, calcium, iron, zinc and potassium which can help to kick start your day with an energizing boost.
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Tea is adored across the world because of its many health benefits, calming effect and wonderful taste. Drinking tea can help to prevent cell damage, improve your cardiovascular health, boost your energy levels and manage a healthy weight. The possibilities with tea are astounding, especially if you choose the one that is right for you.
Not all teas are the same. You can drink oolong tea to aid with weight loss, or you can drink green and moringa tea to increase your antioxidant intake. The one that you choose should be based on your personal needs and desires. Make sure that you consider the various differences before making a choice.
Oolong tea can help to burn body fat, control your appetite, and boost your metabolism. The reason that oolong tea is such a great weight loss tea is the fact that it has caffeine an all-natural stimulant and energy booster. This will get your metabolism going which makes it easier for you to burn fat, lose weight and succeed in reaching your weight loss goals. Oolong tea also contains L-theanine, which can help to neutralize the bad effects of caffeine.
While the benefits of oolong tea are great for getting you going, rooibos, the calorie saving, South African red bush tea, is perfect for settling you down in the evenings. This tea is naturally sweet (so no need for sugar) and is entirely void of caffeine. Rooibos also has great calming effects and is a perfect tea to help you get a good night’s rest.
While loose leaf oolong tea and rooibos tea are great, there is one that you cannot forget. That is green tea. It is hugely popular today because of the fact that it is low in caffeine, is relaxing, is full of antioxidants, and helps to maintain an overall healthy body.
If you do not already drink tea then consider trying some for yourself today, see our selection of Zokiva Nutritional teas. We have premium green tea, oolong tea, rooibos tea, moringa tea and black teas which can be enjoyed hot, or iced and will definitely help to bring energy, vitality and good health to your day.