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Health Benefits of Herbal Teas: 5 Teas You Should Be Drinking

As far as herbal remedies go, tea is a delicious beverage that also yields a number of health benefits. While water is usually the recommended drink for adults to promote hydration,, herbal tea benefits such as antioxidants and nutrients make beverages like chamomile or green tea well worth incorporating into your diet. Some herbal tea benefits may include reduced inflammation, better immune system function and more. There are many benefits of tea. In this article, we will review some of our favorite teas and their benefits. Of course, you may be inclined to add honey, sugar or maybe even milk to tea. This is ok. Just make sure you are mindful about how much you add to your tea to get the full health benefits.

Below are some great teas for seniors and their benefits:

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea with fresh flowers in a floral tea cup

Medical News Today offers a great breakdown of all the wonderful benefits of chamomile tea and why you should drink it. Chamomile tea health benefits include:

  • Sleep assistance
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Cold treatment

Ginger Tea

A cup of ginger lemon tea sits next to fresh ginger and citrus slices

Fresh ginger itself is a powerful superfood. When made into tea, it becomes a warm and comforting beverage packed with health benefits. Ginger tea health benefits include:

  • Digestion aid
  • Heartburn reduction
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Immune system support

Green Tea

Loose leaf green tea steeps in a white tea cup

For those that like a little caffeine in their routine. In addition to giving you an energy boost, it has a ton of wonderful immune-boosting effects. And it has less caffeine than coffee or black tea if you’re monitoring your caffeine intake. Green tea health benefits help:

  • Improve brain function
  • Boost metabolism
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Enhance dental health
  • Reduce cancer risk

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Rosemary Tea

A cup of rosemary tea sits in a clear teacup with a clear teapot in the background

Other than being seen as a savory herb, Rosemary actually packs a lot of great health benefits that make it a perfect option for tea. Some of its supposed health benefits help:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve digestion
  • Enhance memory
  • Prevent brain aging
  • Reduce cancer risk

Eucalyptus Tea

A cup of eucalyptus tea sits on a counter next to dried eucalyptus leaves and a brown tag that reads 'eucalyptus'

We all know eucalyptus as being a great aromatic, but as a digestif, it has some impactful benefits as well, such as:

  • Respiratory system support
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Enhanced dental health

As we’ve just reviewed, there are a number of herbal tea benefits. These are just a few of our favorites, but there are plenty of herbal teas with a wealth of benefits, ranging from physical to mental wellbeing. As we reviewed, herbal tea benefits may include reduced inflammation, stress alleviation, immune system support and more. Although more research is needed to identify all of its benefits, tea is a great addition to a healthy eating plan.

At Iora, we address the patients’ health using a comprehensive approach. When we address care, we address everything from physical to mental wellbeing. Diet and nutrition are a cornerstone. We work directly with patients to help them build health plans that lead them on a journey to a happier, healthier life.

For more healthy beverage suggestions, try one of these superfood-packed healthy shake or smoothie recipes.

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