5 healthy teas and their beauty benefits

If you consider yourself a tea drinker, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised by all of the benefits that come in that simple warm mug.If you’re not a tea drinker, maybe these beauty benefits will help change your mind. Just a few steeps a day and you could be on your way to clearer skin, healthy weight loss, better sleep, and more!

1. Black Tea for weight loss

Black tea is high in caffeine for those mornings you need an extra boost, but according to the European Journal of Nutrition, black tea can also aid in weight loss because it is high in polyphenols which stimulate the growth of good gut bacteria, the formation of short-chain fatty acids instead, thus boosting your metabolic rate.

2. Green tea for fitness

Drinking green tea before a workout can help improve your performance because of its moderate levels caffeine, and metabolism boosting properties. Drinking green tea contains a type of catechin: epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which can improve resting metabolic rate and stimulate fat-burning in the body (1).

3. Rooibos for clear skin

Rooibos tea has been shown to reduce inflammation levels, supported by a study published by Pediatrics Internationa (2)l. Inflammation is the cause of acne and redness in the skin. Rooibos also contains high levels of antioxidants which protect your body and skin from free radicals. Rooibos tea also contains alpha hydroxyl acids, which are used to treat various skin conditions including acne.

4. Chamomile for beauty sleep

Chamomile has been used for decades to support healthy, restful sleep. Chamomile tea has calming benefits that allow your body and skin to recover while you rest.

5. Dandelion tea for a healthy tummy

Dandelion tea can aid your body in digestion, reduce bloating and help your tummy both feel better and look slimmer. It also contains a high amount of trace minerals which aid in digestion and helps boost metabolism.

 

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