I love Earl Grey tea. I really do. I love it with and without cream (I find that cream tends to give it a smoother flavor).
Earl Grey doesn’t just have a flavor that’s unique among teas, it also has an incredible range of benefits. It is also one of the most recognized flavored teas in the world.
Here are 6 Shocking Benefits of Drinking Earl Grey Tea:
Improves Heart Health
Black tea has long been linked to reduced triglycerides in the body, which are directly connected to heart attacks, stroke and atherosclerosis. Earl grey tea, in particular, has been involved in a number of studies and showed that bad cholesterol decreased and “good” cholesterol increased after a few weeks of regular consumption of early grey tea. This is partly explained by the antioxidant presence in the tea, which eliminates oxidative stress and plaque buildup in the heart as well!
Relieves Stress & Anxiety
A warm cup of tea is one of the best remedies for a long, stressful day at work, and early grey tea is particularly good for this. The small amount of caffeine helps to increase focus and clarity, without resulting in the caffeine high of coffee, so many people prefer it, as early grey tea allows them to concentrate and tackle the problems at hand, or simply lie back and enjoy a good book before bed, with a clear, relaxed mind.
Helps Prevent Cancer
Earl Grey contains high quantities of antioxidants, which help our bodies to fight off free radicals that cause diseases such as cancer. Therefore, drinking the tasty beverage can give you a greater chance of not developing such diseases.
On a slightly less serious note, antioxidants also help your skin to stay healthy and looking young. Again, this is due to fighting free radicals that can damage your skin.
Aids in Weight Loss
One of the most popular effects of Earl Grey tea is weight loss. This is mostly due to its citrus extract. It’s because of this that many people believe that citrus fruits in general can induce weight loss. It’s thought that calories are either broken down into food for your muscles or released through the natural metabolic process. So instead of cream or sugar, try putting lemon in your tea instead.
Cold and Flu Relief
Earl grey tea is considered to be one of the best natural remedies for cold. It keeps the body hydrated. Unlike coffee that dehydrates the body, earl grey tea has compounds that keeps the body hydrated.
Helps with Clear Skin
Free radicals act to destroy our skin cells and are widely attributed to causing skin damage, skin cancer and premature aging. The considerable collection of antioxidants contained in Earl Grey fight free radicals and promote healthy, clear skin. Here are six other teas that are good for your skin.