Cooler temps, carried by our Hill Country breeze, have finally arrived in Central Texas! Nothing goes better with cooler temps than some refreshing hot tea. With a wide variety of flavors to choose from, tea is not only tasty, it also offers an array of advantages for your mind and body. At Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services, we decided to brew up a pot of our favorite blend and take a look at why tea is the perfect drink.
It’s Always Tea-O’Clock!
There is literally never a bad time for tea! If a morning kick of caffeine is your goal, reach for matcha or black tea. It’s also much less acidic than coffee, so choosing it over a cup of joe could alleviate your sour stomach.
For a more relaxing experience, try chamomile or lavender teas to soothe you right before bed. Green tea - hot or iced - with a dash of honey helps ease a sore throat and peppermint tea can clear up your sinuses.
If those benefits aren’t enough, sipping tea also is a wonderful addition to cozy, intimate gatherings with loved ones. Having tea bags and hot water at the ready improves any visit from family, an old pal, or a Seniors Helping Seniors® caregiver!
The health benefits found in tea are quite astonishing. Each variety has its own special perks, so let’s get the skinny on how these leaves can keep you strong!
Often described as the “gold standard,” green tea can encourage improved brain health and heighten energy levels. For us active seniors, it’s the perfect drink to help us maximize our days. It’s also a wonderful mood booster, triggering the availability of dopamine to the brain.
Other studies show that green tea promotes heart health and decreases inflammation. Add this all up and you have yourself a safeguard against several issues that arise as you age.
Irish and English breakfast – two popular types of black tea – give you a dose of caffeine without the acidity, making them perfect substitutes for coffee. At the same, if you are looking to reduce inflammation and blood sugar levels, black tea can be the perfect natural remedy. Lastly, it can improve your gut health, which only adds to a strong immune system!
The Egyptians weren’t wrong when they called chamomile a gift from the God of the Sun. It’s known for its holistic benefits, like improved sleep, reduced stress, and aiding with the prevention of osteoporosis.
We’re always looking to share guidance on positive habits with our Seniors Helping Seniors® care receivers. Tea is extremely diverse in its abilities to ease the mind and strengthen the body. So, let’s open up the cupboard and get the water simmering – It’s time to pour a cup!