I work with about 120 ingredients in my tea blends, and they each have different benefits and uses. That is one reason I absolutely love studying about these plants, because I can create blends that are specialized for different purposes. From caffeine teas to herbal blends, here are 4 Ways Tea Can Change Your Life:
1. SLEEP BETTER
One study conducted by the CDC shows that 1 in 3 American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis (based on 7 hours per night). The study also showed 50 to 70 million adults display some form of sleeping disorder. That is a lot of people suffering, and we all need to SLEEP BETTER!!! A calming cup of herbal tea before bed will naturally help ease the stresses of the day. I recommend a chamomile tea blend, as it's particularly effective. Discover why in my post, 10 Reasons Chamomile Tea is Good for Your Health. Enjoying a cup of chamomile tea after dinner will help with your digestion, which will in turn help you sleep better. It will also calm your central nervous system so your body can prepare to relax and rest. Sip a few cups of herbal tea throughout the evening to drift off to sleep easily and then wake up feeling rested and ready for your day!
2. STAY FOCUSED
Lets talk about brain health. I wrote a post specifically about green tea, and there are a shocking amount of connections between green tea and brain health. Not only is green tea an AMAZING source of antioxidants, but it has also the perfect touch of caffeine to help get through the afternoon brain fog and end the day productively. Green tea is very light in caffeine compared to coffee, which helps spark clarity and focus without the jitters that some of us face with coffee. Green tea also contains L-theanine, which is an amino acid that directly affects the central nervous system by interacting with the brain. Caffeine and L-theanine work together to improve brain function. There are also many herbs that have a powerful effect on the brain. which is why I created my Brain Boost blend. I wanted a blend that was very effective and also tasted good. It's packed with herbs like ginkgo, gotu kola, rosemary, and ginger to create a refreshing and energizing blend that will help with long term brain health. So add in a few cups of green tea as well as some Brain Boost and you will find yourself asking, "Why didn't I do this years ago!?"
3. LOSE WEIGHT
Tea itself has no calories!!! And unless you choose to add a sweetener, you can sip on this delightful beverage all day without any unwanted calorie count! Here at Cozy Leaf, I source the best premium ingredients that have all the natural flavor and freshness locked in so you can enjoy the rich flavor in each cup ... without having to add any sugars. There are also studies that show tea contains catechin and polysaccharides which have the ability to lower blood sugars. Other studies that show that this amazing beverage can actually increase your metabolism. It is ever so slight and may only help burn an extra 70-80 calories, but over a long period of time, that would really add up to a significant benefit.
No Calories - Lower Blood Sugar - Increase Metabolism ... yes please!!
4. STAY HEALTHY
Adding in a few delicious cups of tea throughout your day is far more beneficial than just the caffeine boost from green tea or the soothing effect of herbal tea. Studies in the National Academy of Sciences show that tea drinkers are less likely to get sick because of components in tea that help the immune system attack bacteria and protect the body from infection. There have also been numerous studies linking the antioxidants in tea to a lower risk of cancer, heart disease, and other life-threatening issues. With blends like Breathe Deep, Immune Support, and Throat Soothe (all found in the Supportive Remedies Variety Pack), you will find yourself sailing through cold and flu season without skipping a beat!
Adding in a tea drinking routine to your day will help you SLEEP BETTER so you wake up refreshed and ready, STAY FOCUSED and much more productive, LOSE WEIGHT by avoiding calories and increasing metabolism, and STAY HEALTHY by boosting the immune system so you don't miss a beat of productivity. Don't you agree that these 4 things would drastically change your life!? I know they have changed mine, and I am very grateful for this amazing beverage that I sip and enjoy all day long! That is why I have created over 30 different tea blends that focus on health and rich flavor, so you can find the perfect tea that is right for your life!
Thank you for joining our tea talks here at Cozy Leaf I look forward to seeing how tea has changed your life!
Abby (Cozy Leaf founder)