During the hot summer months, most of us automatically reach for a cold drink to cool us down (an iced tea maybe?), however, you may be surprised to learn that a hot cup of tea may prove more refreshing. Don’t believe us? Here are 5 amazing reasons why you should reach for hot tea this summer.
Along with that sun kissed glow that comes with the summer sun, comes the sun's harmful and damaging UV radiation that can often leave skin looking and feeling dull and dry. Don’t worry! Drinking Offblak tea will allow for their powerful antioxidants properties, to reduce free radical damage and improve overall antioxidant activity!
Boosts your metabolism
Tea can boost your metabolism and help you feel ready to rock that new summer swimsuit just in time for holiday. Research has shown that people who drink green tea burn up to an extra 70-100 calories per day due to the antioxidants called catechins! Drinking tea also helps your body break down fats more quickly. What’s more? The caffeine in many teas increases your energy use, causing your body to burn more calories. So drink up your fully charged tea & let's go!
Keeps you hydrated
Drinking more tea will inevitably keep you more hydrated when the temperatures rise and your body needs it most! Disproving the idea that caffeinated teas will actually dehydrate you, studies reveal that even in highly caffeinated black tea, tea has been proven to be as hydrating a choice as water, but packs in an extra punch with its antioxidant density and other health benefits.
Extra boost for workouts
Give your workout an extra boost! With summer weather providing a perfect reason to get back outside and exercise, aiding your workout with tea can increase muscle strength and reduce the risk of injury. The flavonoids found in green tea specifically are shown to reduce the risk of fracture and improve bone formation. Combine this with tea's ability to lower blood pressure and use antioxidants to increase the body's ability to burn fat for fuel and you're well on your way to your healthiest summer yet! Your relaxing cup of tea has more benefits than you think!
Keeps your immune system strong
Warm teas promote circulation and nutrient absorption in the body. Green tea and chamomile tea can help strengthen the immune system, due to both being loaded with powerful antioxidants unique to each tea.