While drinking your cup of hot tea, do you feel guilty about increasing the caffeine in your system or do you feel worried about getting acidity or getting dehydrated? If yes, then this article is for you.
There have been many concerns associated with drinking tea. There are beliefs that drinking too much tea can cause dehydration and acidity and that they can stain the teeth or that tea contains too much caffeine. Well, contrary to popular belief, tea is not as harmful as it is made to believe. These are just myths associated with tea. In fact it is believed to be a healthy beverage with loads of benefits and zero calories.
One cup of tea contains only 1/3rd of caffeine in a cup of coffee and much lesser than that found in a cup of espresso coffee. So drinking tea is definitely a healthier option. In terms of acidity, tea by itself is not known to cause it. The hot water extract of black tea in fact contains anti ulcer activity. Hence, tea is much healthier than all the fizzy drinks put together. Tea is said to be good for bones. You would wonder how. It has been proved in certain studies that women who were used to drinking 3-4 cups of tea daily had better bone density than women who were non tea drinkers. Also, tea is said to be containing fluoride which is good for the teeth. The brew of the tea results in eliminating bacteria from the mouth. It is believed that tea prevents plaque formation and the flavonoids present in tea increase the acid resistance of enamels. Drinking tea also helps in preventing oral cancers. Apart from this there are studies that prove that tea helps in thinning the blood and to improve the functions of the arteries. This in turn helps in reducing blood pressure. Not only this, it is also thought that people who consume tea regularly are 50% less likely to die after suffering a heart attack.
While it is suggested that everything should be consumed in moderation. Tea is an exception because there are no studies which have brought forth any adverse effects of excess tea. So the next time you grab a cup of tea you can be rest assured that you are consuming something that is immensely beneficial for your health. In fact it is better to consume tea rather than opt for coffee or the cooler fizzy drinks. So go ahead and sip your way to a healthier self.