1. Green tea
Since so many vegans and vegetarians prefer green tea, let’s discuss it right away! The fact is that, according to many studies, green tea is actually good for health. It is rich in antioxidants, it helps to strengthen the immune system, helps in the treatment of asthma, the common cold, a number of cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer.
To make green tea even healthier, add some fresh lemon or orange juice to it – this will enrich the drink with vitamin C (note that this will not work with expensive varieties of green tea, which lemon will reduce the taste to the level of ordinary ones).
2. Ginger tea
in taste and action, ginger has long been known in naturopathy. It is useful in the fight against infections at an early stage, with intestinal problems, colds, respiratory diseases, and also as a mucus reducer and improves blood circulation. Ginger is great for seasickness – although, as noted, not for everyone.
Fresh, organic, market-bought ginger is the healthiest. Cut a few thin slices from the root, and put in tea, let it brew.
Some even grow ginger at home! This is not difficult.
3. Infusion of chamomile
Chamomile tea is also very popular. It is good to drink it at night, because. chamomile makes you sleepy: it is useful for those who have trouble falling asleep (chamomile contains amino acids responsible for the functioning of relaxation mechanisms in the body). People who have hard work, stress – it is better to drink chamomile infusion than some other tea or sleeping pills.
4. Cinnamon tea
Cinnamon isn’t just a spice that’s great in your favorite buns and cookies! Cinnamon is useful in the fight against intestinal disorders and colds, it can reduce blood sugar. It also strengthens memory and is generally good for the brain. In addition, cinnamon has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
It is best to take cinnamon sticks (“whole”), and not powder: the sticks are not only fragrant, but also beautiful. They must be poured with boiling water and let it brew for about 20 minutes, until the infusion becomes reddish.
5. Black tea
In fact, “good old” black tea is also very useful, although drinking it has not been fashionable lately. Black tea is high in antioxidants, as well as slow-release caffeine and other brain-boosting micronutrients. Black tea helps with sore muscles and – when consumed regularly – increases bone density. However, it should be noted that black tea is a diuretic (diuretic), it, like coffee, loads the kidneys quite heavily, so these two drinks should be drunk in limited quantities.
This tea drink came to us from South Africa. It is rich in vitamin C, beneficial minerals and antioxidants, boosts immunity and even prevents aging. Applied externally, rooibos infusion copes with a number of skin diseases (for example, acne and eczema). Thanks to its antioxidant content, rooibos helps in detoxifying the body.
7. Raspberry leaf tea
Unfortunately, raspberry leaves do not smell like raspberries at all, and they do not taste sweet at all. But they can make tea that tastes like black, only without caffeine! In addition, raspberry leaf tea is beneficial for women’s health: in particular, it reduces the symptoms of PMS, increases fertility, and facilitates childbirth. For men, this tea can also be useful: for example, it helps with gingivitis and other gum diseases.
8. Masala tea
This tea has not one, but many useful components! Popular in India and other eastern countries, masala chai is made by brewing a mixture of spices in milk or water, each of which has a number of beneficial properties. So, for example, the composition of the mixture for masala chai necessarily includes cinnamon and ginger (their qualities have already been mentioned above), as well as cardamom (helps detoxify the body), cloves (anti-nausea, pain reliever) and black pepper (helps to reduce weight and good for digestion). In general, masala chai is such a complex remedy that improves health and improves digestion and blood circulation.
9. Jasmine tea
Adding jasmine flowers to tea is not only beautiful and fragrant (oh, how gracefully they bloom in a glass teapot!), but also useful: they contain antioxidants that prevent cancer. In addition, jasmine tea helps fight stress and has antiviral properties, so it protects against colds and flu. There is also evidence that jasmine tea helps fight excess weight.
Please note that sometimes ordinary black or green tea with a chemical flavor is sold under the guise of “jasmine tea” – it, of course, does not have the above beneficial properties. Also, you should not pick jasmine flowers during its flowering period within the city – they look very good, but they are not suitable for tea, because. they may have a high content of heavy metals, and in addition, tea with “urban” jasmine can be very bitter, irritate the throat. It is better to give preference to purchased, including Chinese, dried jasmine, which was grown in environmentally friendly conditions and properly harvested.
Perfectly familiar to all tea lovers, peppermint has a very pleasant aroma and taste, as well as a number of useful properties. For example, it helps with halitosis, nausea and vomiting. In addition, mint is easy to grow at home, on the windowsill.