My Recent MUST HAVE, Earl Grey Tea.
My most recent addiction and must haves is a brew of Earl Grey Tea. Yup, that is right! It has been years since I have tried to reduce my intake of coffee and now I believe I’ve found the best mix for me. I start my mornings off with a fresh mug of coffee and replace my second, third and floor glass of coffee with my tea now. It aids in my water intake for the day while reducing my coffee dosage. Below you will find the top benefits that got me to introduce Earl Grey Tea into my daily routine.
When you experience common digestive disturbances like nausea and upset stomach, drinking a cup of Earl Grey may help calm the symptoms. This beloved English tea has been used throughout history to quell intestinal distress and restore balance to the body.
The bergamot orange in Earl Grey blends is thought to have a calming effect on the mind as well. As we sip, we inhale the aroma of a unique essential oil found in the rind and often used in fine fragrances for its pleasant, citrusy zing. Aromatherapy has long been studied for its ability to reduce anxiety, ease stress, and promote an overall sense of well-being.
Bergamot oranges help support the Immune System.
Bergamot’s antioxidant properties are thought to serve a dual purpose: they may also boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, help us fight off infections, and feel better overall. A stable and supported immune system is the most important defense mechanism the body has against illness, making it a precious commodity worthy of nourishment. What better way than a hot cup of delicious tea?
PROMOTES HEALTHY TEETH
Touted for its ability to maintain strong, healthy teeth, fluoride is an important part of an oral health regimen. In addition to the fluoride we take in through tap water and toothpaste, we can encounter it in its natural form just by drinking Earl Grey tea. In addition, tea delivers catechins, which are antioxidant compounds that may defend the body against common oral issues like cavities and periodontal disease.
Coffee is acidifying, dehydrating, and may cause nervousness or jitters due to its high caffeine content. Though Earl Grey tea also contains caffeine, its levels are typically much lower than those in coffee. Black teas also boast a small dose of potassium, a nutrient important for maintaining fluid balance in the human body’s cells.