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Tea for athletes

Intense training normally results in oxidative damage to muscles, inflammation, release of the stress hormone cortisol and possibly delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. A concentrated extract from black tea lowered the incidence and intensity of these side effects in a group of college-age male athletes, according to a study published in “Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.” The reduction of these factors led to faster recovery and the ability to train more intensely.

Are Flavored Teas Good For Health?

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“As much as you can eat healthy, it’s also important to remember to drink healthy too. Tea is very healing.” – Kristin Chenoweth

Yes, definitely. Sometimes, life gets better when you jazz it up a bit, so does tea. But what kind of flavor tea you are having, defines if it’s healthy or not.

Flavored teas are becoming popular on account of varied tastes to suit an individual’s taste buds. Generally, black, green and oolong teas are used for flavoring and they are infused with fruits, flowers, herbs, organic essential oils and spices, to bring out the perfect blend. Teas like vanilla, mango, peach, strawberry and cardamom are flavoured with organic essential oils. But as flavored teas, with their strong added flavors, dominate the taste of tea, many manufacturers tend to use lower quality tea leaves for perfect flavoring. Sometimes, the flavours are also compromised using cheap and artificial essential oils. So, make sure to buy tea that uses high quality full leaf tea leaves as base, and organic essential oils and herbs for perfect flavoring. The idea should be to always mix health benefits with good taste because that’s what teaconomics is all about.

A Brewtiful Cup Of Herbal Tea

saucer-cup-mint-tea-drink-lemonThe benefits of wonder teas, as I call the herbal teas, are known to have far-reaching healing powers. The benefits of herbal teas are wide ranging and all natural, helping with everything, from lowering cholesterol, insomnia, irregular blood sugar, acid reflux to stomach cramps, depression and calming a troubled mind. Drinking herbal tea can also be a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Now, after some motivation from the health benefits packed herbal tea, how do you chose your herbal tea? When picking your tea it’s very important to look for a well sourced product made from high quality ingredients. It’s essential to steer clear of products that add artificial essential oils and flavors. Go for organic lose tea, skip the flavored bags and never be afraid to try something new!