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5 types of teas and their different effects on the body

Sep 29, 2022

By LivGood Team

5 types of teas and their different effects on the body

In October, we step forward into autumn and with this season comes not only cozier and more complete meals (and cold dishes and salads are left behind),
but, as far as drinks are concerned, the warmer ones start to gain space.

The history of tea spans the millennium, and it's not by chance. Its beginnings took place in China, when it was believed that boiled water had positive effects on health, and it wasn't long before it was not long before it was discovered that the combination of herbs did, in fact, bring benefits to the organism.

As tea began to be exported to Europe in the 16th century, it became a world-renowned beverage, with a wide variety of flavours and infusions. Today, after having been undergone many studies and investigations, the main benefits of the different herbs and plants in the human body.

In fact, there are teas for everything. To calm down, to boost immunity, to reduce belly swelling, detoxify, among many other purposes. And, do you know the difference betweentea and infusion?

Actually, tea is an infusion, but not all infusions are tea. Tea is prepared by infusing the Camellia Sinensis plant, from which other teas such as black green or white. Infusions, on the other hand, are the result of boiling water over leaves, flowers, fruit or other ingredients.

Although this beverage is equally tasty when cold, hot is always preferable in
winter and, now that the temperatures are going to start dropping, we will tell you the functions of each them.

Chamomile - To manage stress and anxiety

It's one of the ex-libris of the infusion world, and possibly the reasons are obvious. Chamomile tea is chamomile tea is well known for its calming properties, which in turn help the body relax and sleep better. This is because it contains a flavanoid that calms the central system and decreases stress-related cortisol levels.

It can also be a great help for those with digestive problems, nausea, heartburn or who cannot digest well.

Green tea - To lose weight

If you have been having a more restricted diet in order to lose weight, green tea can be a good ally, since it has no calories and has compounds that help to accelerate the metabolism. It is generally recommended for people suffering from obesity.

It is also a strong antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and controls cholesterol levels. 

Peppermint tea - For the swollen belly 

There are many benefits of peppermint related to digestive health, so a
tea of this herb can even be an excellent option for those suffering from abdominal bloating. Peppermint has the function of relaxing the stomach, preventing and treating bloating and, consequently, some associated abdominal pain.

There are also studies showing that peppermint helps to reduce spasms in the intestine and colon as it helps relax the muscles.

Hibiscus tea - To control blood pressure

Blood pressure should be controlled regularly as it can lead to serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Several
clinical trials have shown that hibiscus tea has a significant effect on lowering
blood pressure.

In addition to this, it can also control cholesterol levels, and is a strong antioxidant that combats free radicals, responsible for leading to different diseases.

Ginger tea - To help the immune system

Along with peppermint tea, ginger tea is also a strong help for the immune
immune system, especially in the cold season. This tea helps to expel toxins from the organism and has several anti-inflammatory properties. 

It also helps control blood sugar levels and combat infractions.